US drama La Brea to film in Melbourne

Exclusive: Victoria has secured upcoming US drama La Brea, which centres around a sinkhole opening up in California separating mother and son from father and daughter.

The drama is being filmed for NBC. Bay Street Port Melbourne (pictured) will double for scenes of a sinkhole opening up in California.

When a massive sinkhole mysteriously opens in Los Angeles, it tears a family in half, separating mother and son from father and daughter. When part of the family find themselves in an unexplainable primeval world, alongside a disparate group of strangers, they must work to survive and uncover the mystery of where they are, and if there is a way back home.

The series from writer David Appelbaum (The Enemy Within, The Mentalist, NCIS: New Orleans) is produced by LAB Productions and was previously announced as featuring Jon Seda (Chicago Fire), Michael Raymond-James (Billions) and Natalie Zea (The Unicorn, The Detour).

Filming in Melbourne will take place from late April to late September.

3 Comments:

  1. Are they going to digitally erase the overhead power lines? Most US cities have eliminated those ugly eyesores and have underground cabling instead.

  2. I am reminded of what Ava Gardner is reported to have said of filming ‘On The Beach’ in Melbourne in the late ’50s…this sounds like the worst features of a number of previous shows-could even rival ‘Under The Dome’!

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