Prime Video releases first look at the “thrilling and mysterious” Aussie original series Deadloch

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The series was created by Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan.

Prime Video released the official trailer and first-look images for the Australian Amazon Original series Deadloch.

Created, written, and executive produced by Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan (The Katering Show), the “cinematic, thrilling, mysterious, and moody” show will premiere exclusively on Prime Video globally on Friday, June 2, with the release of the first three episodes.

Deadloch centres around the Tasmanian town of Deadloch, a once sleepy seaside hamlet, is left reeling when a local man turns up dead on the beach. Two female detectives are thrown together to solve the case: Fastidious local senior sergeant Dulcie Collins (Kate Box) and a rough-as-guts blow-in from Darwin, senior investigator Eddie Redcliffe (Madeleine Sami) along with their overeager junior constable Abby (Nina Oyama). As the town prepares to launch the annual arts, food, and culture event—Winter Feastival—the trio have to put their differences aside and work together to find the killer.

Sarah Christie, senior development executive for Amazon Studios Australia said: “In Deadloch, The Kates have created a gripping mystery with their signature hilarious—and often biting—comedic tone masterfully weaved throughout. 

“This is the second of three Australian Amazon Original scripted series Prime Video are releasing this year, and we are thrilled to be working with Guesswork Television and OK Great Productions, along with a powerhouse creative team led by Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan, to bring this uniquely Australian story to screens around the world. Deadloch flips the crime genre on its head in such a fresh and engaging way, and we know Prime Video customers globally are going to be hooked from the first episode.”

“We are both so thrilled to share the dark, strange little town of Deadloch with the world,” McLennan and McCartney said. “We’re particularly excited for everyone to meet Dulcie and Eddie, performed by the powerhouses Kate Box and Madeleine Sami, who are far better actors than we’ll ever be. The supporting cast is sublime, the crew are a delight, and the experience of making this story with Prime Video globally on the incredible land of lutruwita (Tasmania) is one we’ll never forget.”

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The eight-part series was shot in and around Hobart, Tasmania in 2022 with episodes directed by acclaimed Australian filmmakers Ben Chessell (The Great), Gracie Otto (The Moth Effect), and Beck Cole (Black Comedy, Wentworth), with Andy Walker (Rosehaven) producing.

Other cast members include: Tom Ballard (Tonightly with Tom Ballard), and Alicia Gardiner (WakefieldOffspring), as well as Susie Youssef (Rosehaven), Pamela Rabe (Wentworth), Kris McQuade (Rosehaven), Duncan Fellows (The Letdown), Harvey Zielinski (Don’t Look Deeper), Shaun Martindale (The Tailings), Katie Robertson (Five Bedrooms), Nick Simpson-Deeks (Winners & Losers), Mia Morrissey (Home and Away), Leonie Whyman (Dark Place), Mick Davies (Rosehaven), Holly AustinKartanya Maynard, and Naarah.  

Deadloch puts a high-comedy spin on the crime genre and questions Australia’s relationship with truth, gender, and race, while keeping you guessing (and laughing) at every turn.

Australian Amazon Original series Deadloch, streaming from June 2 on Prime Video.

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