Acclaimed film director Joeclyn Moorhouse is directing her first ever television drama with the third season of Wanted.
Shooting has been underway in South Australia, filming from Murray Bridge to Parachilna, for two weeks, with stars Rebecca Gibney and Geraldine Hakewill.
Jocelyn Moorhouse, known for such films as The Dressmaker and Proof, makes her TV directing debut, alongside returning director Peter Templeman.
Rebecca Gibney, said: “I am so excited to be bringing Wanted back to Australia and filming in the glorious state of South Australia. Lola and Chelsea have become such a huge part of my life and I can’t wait to show the world where they end up next, because this time there’s no going back.”
Seven’s Head of Drama, Julie McGauran, said: “Audiences across Australia have fallen in love with Lola and Chelsea and we’re thrilled to commence filming on a third series. Wanted is a drama full of adventure and heart – much like its lead actors, Rebecca Gibney and Geraldine Hakewill.”
The production also marks the opening of a South Australian office for Matchbox Pictures, headed up by producer Kirsty Stark (Wastelander Panda, Goober). This was made possible by a two-year funding allocation from the South Australian Film Corporation.
Matt Vitins, Acting Managing Director, Matchbox Pictures said: “Matchbox is excited to be working with Seven and R&R Productions on this next season of Wanted. We are incredibly proud of this series and the success it has found with audiences on Seven and internationally. We cannot wait to see our heroines Lola and Chelsea take their adventures across South Australia.”
Kirsty Stark, Development Producer for Matchbox Pictures SA said, “Having worked in SA for my entire career, I know the importance of creating opportunities for writers, directors and key creatives from within the state. I’m excited to partner with Matchbox and develop compelling local stories that will showcase our talent on a national and international stage.”
Courtney Gibson South Australian Film Corporation CEO, said, “We welcome Matchbox to the state and congratulate Kirsty Stark on her new role developing a strong slate of TV drama production in SA. We’re thrilled Rebecca and Matchbox are working here on Wanted for Seven, as Lola and Chelsea ride again!”
Further casting is yet to be announced.
Season 3 of Wanted finds our heroines swapping prison for the tight leash of the witness protection program. But nothing can hold Lola & Chelsea for long and soon they’re in pursuit of a life outside the law that will take them right through the burning centre of Australia. It’s going to take every last ounce of courage and skill they have to survive extraordinary danger that comes from both their enemies and the and as they journey towards becoming their truest outlaw selves and deliver justice along the way – Lola and Chelsea style. So the world thinks they’re bad? They ain’t seen nothing yet…