Production began in Tasmania, Australia on «Deadlock”, A comedy noir that will Amazon original series.
The story takes place in the once sleepy seaside village of Deadlock and begins after a human corpse is found on the beach. Two female detectives gather together to solve the case, one picky, the other more rude and ready from another city. Together with a very impatient junior, they must join forces to solve this problem while the city hosts the annual festival of crafts, culture and cuisine.
The eight-part show was conceived by a comedy duo Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan and will play Kate Boxing (“Fires”, “Wentworth”), Madeleine Sami (“The Breaker Upperers”), Alicia Gardiner (“Wakefield”) and Nina Oyama (“Utopia”), as well as the cast.
“Deadlock” will be directed by Australian directors Ben Chasell (“Big”, “Gears / Haji”), Gracie Otto (“Moth Effect”, “Seriously Red”) and Beck Cole (“Black”) from February to May. Comedy ”,“ Wentworth ”). Produced by Andy Walker (“Roshaven”, “The Catering Incident”) for Prime Video, Guesswork Television and OK Great Productions.
It was written by McCartney and McLennan along with Kim Wilson, Christian White, Anchouli Felicia King, Christy Fisher and Sami. McCartney and McLennan are also appointed as showrunners-producers. Fiona McConaughey is a co-producer. While the credits of the executive producer go to McCartney, McLennan, Kevin White and Tanya Fegan.
Deadlock’s cast includes Tom Ballard, Susie Youssef (“Rosehaven”), Pamela Reib (“Wentworth”), Chris McQueed (“Rosehaven”), Duncan Fellows (“The Letdown”), and Harvey Zelinsky (“Don”). “Don’t Look Deeper”), Sean Martindale (“Tails”), Katie Robertson (“Five Bedrooms”), Nick Simpson-Dix (“Winners and Losers”), Mia Morrissey (“Home and Away”), Leonie Wyman “Dark Place”) and Mick Davis (“Rosehaven”) from Holly Austin, Carthage Maynard and Naara.
The show is Amazon’s fourteenth Australian order since 2019 and the third script-created drama created locally.
Others on his list include: “Test: A New Era for the Australian Team”; “Making Their Mark,” a series of 10 stand-up comedies from some of Australia’s best comedians; “LOL: Last One Laughing AU” with Rebel Wilson; “Back to the rafters”; “Luxe Listings Sydney S1”, “The Moth Effect”, “Head Above Water”, the feature-length documentary “Burning” and the upcoming “Kick Like Tayla”, “Warriors On The Field” and “Class of ’07”.