Filming underway on third season of Rock Island Mysteries

Cameras roll on third season of teen series on the Gold Coast for 10 and Nickelodeon.

Filming for the third season of the Rock Island Mysteries is underway on the Gold Coast for Nickelodeon International and Network 10 / Paramount+.

Produced by Fremantle Australia, Season 3 will continue until late June, at Gold Coast’s Pinnacle Films Studios and post-production at The Post Lounge in Brisbane and will support more than 200 local jobs.

The series, which follows the adventures of the heroic Taylor and her friends as they work to solve the mysteries of their beloved Rock Island.

Executive Producer and Head of Drama for Fremantle Australia, Brett Popplewell said, “It’s fantastic to return to Queensland for another season of Rock Island Mysteries. We have once again assembled a talented and passionate cast and crew who will bring to life a new season of stories utilising the best that the Gold Coast has to offer.”

“We’re proud of the contribution the series makes to Queensland as a hub for world-class entertainment production, and of the loyal audiences, both young and young at heart, reached through our continued partnership with Paramount Australia and New Zealand and Nickelodeon International.”

Rock Island Mysteries shines brightly for us at Nickelodeon. The series’ third season reflects our dedication to investing in stories from every corner of the world, and we are thrilled to be back on the Gold Coast as we continue our successful collaboration with Network 10, Fremantle Australia and Screen Queensland,” says Jules Borkent, Managing Director and Executive Vice President, International Kids & Family, Paramount Global.

Screen Queensland Chief Creative Officer, Dr Belinda Burns highlighted that Nickelodeon’s extensive platform enables the broadcast of Rock Island Mysteries to a global audience, offering entertainment and educational value to younger viewers around the world, plus showcasing Queensland locations on screen.

“Its return underscores the importance of investing in diverse and engaging programming for children, fostering their imagination and curiosity.

“It’s particularly important for our younger Australian audiences to be able to access compelling content set in Australia and with a diverse Australian cast.”

Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said, “Attracted by our state-of the-art facilities and the Gold Coast’s screen-worthy natural assets, this production will support more than 200 jobs for local cast, crew and creatives and deliver $10 million for the Queensland economy.

“This production is also a wonderful investment in Queensland’s up-and-coming screen professionals with several hands-on training opportunities for local creatives.”

Season 3 will screen on Network 10 and Paramount+ Australia in 2024.

In an industry-leading move, Rock Island Mysteries Season 3 integrates environmental sustainability into its production process. A dedicated Environmental Sustainability Attachment, co-funded by Fremantle and Screen Queensland, will train a practitioner as an Environmental Officer, emphasising Screen Queensland’s commitment to sustainability and building upon the internship initiative introduced in Season 2.

The collaboration with screen industry giant Fremantle Australia forms part of a strategic effort to minimise the ecological footprint of screen production in the state. This investment will help ensure sustainable practices are implemented across departments to reduce the production’s carbon footprint and eliminate waste.

Screen Queensland’s Attachment program has supported two additional attachment positions in the writing and script supervision team, contributing to the skills development of our future screen industry workers.

The Attachment program facilitates paid, project-based attachments that provide essential on-the-job experience on Screen Queensland-supported films, series and games.

Rock Island Mysteries is a Fremantle Australia production for Paramount Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and Nickelodeon International, with major production investment from Screen Australia and support from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Screen Finance program and produced in association with Network 10 and Nickelodeon.

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