Amazon Prime Video begins production for new Australian comedy series


• The series will be filmed exclusively in Southern Tasmania

A new Australian comedy series, titled Deadloch is making its way to Amazon Prime Video in 2023.

Critically acclaimed Aussie writers Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan, aka ‘The Kates’ have teamed up with Prime Video, Guesswork Television and OK Great Productions to create an eight-part Tasmanian noir crime comedy.

The series will be filmed exclusively in Southern Tasmania from February to May 2022, and stars Kate Box, Madeleine Sami, Alicia Gardiner and Nina Oyama.

The series centres on the Tasmanian town of Deadloch, a once sleepy seaside hamlet 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). The trio has to put their differences aside and work together to find the killer.

Amazon Studios, head of originals Asia Pacific Erika North said, “Prime Video is proud to be bringing this fresh, hilarious and uniquely Australian story to life for our Prime members around the world,

“The series is Amazon’s third scripted drama produced locally and we are thrilled to work with Guesswork Television and OK Great Productions to bring this Tasmanian Noir that ‘The Kates’ have masterfully created to Prime Video. We are beyond excited that actors Kate Box, Madeleine Sami, Alicia Gardiner and Nina Oyama have signed on to bring this mysterious world to life.”

Acclaimed Australian directors Ben Chessell (The Great, Giri/Haji), Gracie Otto (The Moth Effect, Seriously Red) and Beck Cole (Black Comedy, Wentworth) with producer Andy Walker (Rosehaven, The Kettering Incident), will work together to bring the series to life.

Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan said, “We are so incredibly thrilled to be bringing our story to life in lutruwita (Tasmania) with this extraordinary team of creatives. The fact that our Australian feminist noir crime comedy will launch globally on Prime Video for 200 million Prime members to see is mind-blowing. Powerhouses Kate Box and Madeleine Sami are leading a brilliant ensemble of actors. And most of all, we’re so grateful they’re all involved so that we never have to learn lines ever again.”

Deadloch will join thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalogue.

Prime members will be able to watch all episodes of Deadloch anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV and stream online.

Deadloch will premiere in 2023.

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