Production begins in Tasmania on Netflix’s The Survivors

Tony Ayres the survivors

The Survivors is adapted from Australian author Jane Harper’s novel of the same name.

Production on the Netflix Australian drama series The Survivors has begun in Hobart, Tasmania. The Survivors will be the largest production filmed within the state. 

Set in a Tasmanian seaside town, The Survivors is a crime-mystery series that explores unresolved grief, and is adapted from Australian author Jane Harper’s novel of the same name.

The series will be led by the team at Tony Ayres Productions (Fires, Clickbait, Stateless), which is backed by Matchbox Pictures and Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Tony Ayres is the showrunner, executive producer and writer. Andrea Denholm, Matt Vitins, Cherie Nowlan and Jane Harper will also serve as executive producers, with Nowlan (La Brea, Clickbait) and Ben C Lucas (Nautilus) directing. Tony Ayres is joined in the writing team by Belinda Chayko (Fires), Christian White (Clickbait), Peter Templeman (Wanted) and Alberto Di Troia (The Spooky Files). The series will be produced by Andy Walker (Deadloch, Rosehaven).

The series is supported by VicScreen through the Victorian Production Fund and the Victorian Digital Screen Rebate, with production support from Screen Tasmania.

CEO of VicScreen, Caroline Pitcher said: “We’re excited to see filming underway on The Survivors – another brilliant novel by Victorian author, Jane Harper, adapted for the screen by Netflix, TAP and Matchbox.

“In coming weeks, the production will film at the world’s largest state-of-the-art LED volume stages at Docklands Studios Melbourne.

“Not only is this series a celebration of local talent, it also delivers economic benefits for Victoria, with the production set to create over 200 jobs for Victorians and inject nearly $13.5 million into the state.”

The Survivors will be released globally on Netflix. The series is part of Netflix’s local slate of Australian films, shows and documentaries including previously released Boy Swallows Universe, Heartbreak High, Wellmania, True Spirit,  Surviving Summer Season 2, Love is in the Air, and ONEFOUR: Against All Odds as well as upcoming releases and projects such as Desert King, Apple Cider Vinegar and Eddie’s Lil’ Homies.

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