Pine Gap

Pine Gap



Screentime, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned by Netflix and the ABC to produce asix hour drama series entitled PINE GAP. Created by showrunner Greg Haddrick and co-writer Felicity Packard, the international political thriller is set in and around the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility situated in central Australia.

With major support from the South Australian Film Corporation and the South Australian State Government, PINE GAP will commence pre-production in Adelaide in November and will film across multiple locations in South Australia and the Northern Territory in 2018.

Set in the secretive world of intelligence, PINE GAP exposes the stress inflicted on nations and individuals when ultimate loyalty is under threat, and true motives endanger the famously strong American/Australian joint military alliance through conflicting interests, personal ideals … and one tragic mistake.

The series will be produced by Lisa Scott and Felicity Packard, and executive produced by Screentime’s Bob Campbell, Rory Callaghan and Greg Haddrick, and the ABC’s Sally Riley and Kym Goldsworthy.

Executive Chairman of Screentime Bob Campbell said “Screentime is delighted that Netflix and the ABC have come together to commission this production that has been in development by the Screentime drama team for a number of years.”

Creator, executive producer, writer and showrunner Greg Haddrick said: “A compelling work of fiction inspired by modern geo political tensions, we are delighted to be working with Netflix and the ABC to produce an original concept for a worldwide audience.”

“Greg Haddrick is a magnificent voice in television in Australia and around the world,” said Elizabeth Bradley, Netflix Vice President of Content. “We can’t wait for Greg to bring PINE GAP’S story of secrecy and deceit to Netflix members around the world.”

The ABC’s Director of Television David Anderson said: “PINE GAP is shrouded in intrigue for many Australians. It’s the perfect anchor, and a timely subject, for an Australian drama that can resonate both locally and with a global audience. This partnership enables a high-end Australian drama to be produced for all Australians, and for locally produced content to be delivered to an international audience. We look forward to working with all our partners on this new venture.”

South Australia’s Minister for the Arts, Jack Snelling said: "Having an original series in production from global streaming giant NETFLIX in South Australia is testament to the strength of the screen sector here. PINE GAP brings with it a multi-million dollar investment in the State and significant job and career opportunities for our world-class crews, with nearly 100 local crew joining this production. Production of PINE GAP will take advantage of the wide range of exceptional locations South Australia has to offer.”

The South Australian Film Corporation’s CEO Annabelle Sheehan said: “"SAFC welcomes the opportunities which come with a series of this calibre including further developing our amazing South Australian crew. PINE GAP strengthens the relationship between South Australia and the massive Netflix audience projecting our State around the world. SAFC is also so pleased to have Screentime stay on in South Australia transitioning from post-production on Wolf Creek Series 2 into PINE GAP pre-production and shoot.”

A Screentime production, PINE GAP is financed by Netflix and the ABC, in association with the South Australian Film Corporation. Additional financial support is being provided by a grant from Screen Territory.

ABC reveals cast for drama series Pine Gap.


With filming currently underway in Adelaide, Netflix and ABC are pleased to announce the superb cast heading up the thrilling six-part drama series Pine Gap. Set to screen later in the year, Pine Gap stars, Parker Sawyers (Southside With You), Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant, Wolf Creek Season 2), Jacqueline McKenzie (Safe Harbour, Romper Stomper, 4400), Steve Toussaint (Fortitude, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time), Stephen Curry (Hounds of Love, The King, Cloudstreet), Mark Leonard Winter (Cleverman, Top of the Lake) and Sachin Joab (Lion, Jack Irish).

They are joined by Kelton Pell (Redfern Now, Cloudstreet), Lewis Fitz-Gerald (Janet King, Hunters), Madeleine Madden (Picnic At Hanging Rock, Mystery Road The Series), Alice Keohavong (The Rocket), Edwina Wren (Hunters, Offspring) Jason Chong (Guardians of the Tomb, Wolf Creek Season 2) and Simone Kessell (The Crossing, Of Kings and Profits).

Set in the intensely secretive world of intelligence and the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility in central Australia, Pine Gap delves into the famously strong alliance between the two countries. With a new global player encroaching, and the world inching closer to war - trust, betrayal, love and loyalty all come into question … what do you do for the liberal world order, what do you do for your country, what do you do for those you love and what do you do for yourself?

ABC Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley says, “We are thrilled with the seriously diverse cast assembled to bring this bold and compelling drama to life. Pine Gap is an ambitious, world class series, that will capture the imagination of audiences both here in Australia and around the world.”

Co-creator, executive producer, writer and showrunner Greg Haddrick said: “We are honoured that a cast of this calibre is bringing Pine Gap to life on screen with the direction of Mat King. This project has been four years in the making and it is wonderful that we can now say – we are in production!”

Screentime Executive Chairman Bob Campbell said: “Pine Gap is Screentime’s first project for Netflix and the ABC. It has seen the very best of all our creative resources and personnel brought together to guarantee a timely first class thriller cut straight from today’s headlines.”

Pine Gap will have its world premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival on Thursday, October 11.

Premieres Sunday 14 October at 8:30pm

The ABC is excited to announce that the gripping, six-part ABC / Netflix drama Pine Gap will premiere on Sunday 14th October at 8.30pm with a double episode on ABC TV and with all episodes available to binge immediately after on ABC iview.

The Screentime production is set in the intensely secretive world of intelligence, deep within the walls of the joint defence facility in central Australia. Pine Gap explores the famously strong alliance between Australia and the United States.

But the relationship between the Australian and American intelligence analysts working at Pine Gap isn’t always rosy. Simmering beneath the surface are flashpoints of personality, culture and politics that questions what do you do for your country, what do you do for those you love and what do you do for yourself?
With a new global player encroaching, placing decades of stability under threat, matters of trust, betrayal, love and loyalty will all come into question, and a shocking secret revealed will change everything, pushing the world to the brink of war.

Bringing this top-secret world to life is an outstanding line up of talent including; Parker Sawyers, Jacqueline McKenzie, Tess Haubrich, Stephen Curry, Steve Toussaint, Mark Leonard Winter and Sachin Joab. They are joined by Kelton Pell, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Madeleine Madden, Alice Keohavong, Edwina Wren, Jason Chong and Simone Kessell.

With a storyline inspired by today’s headlines, Pine Gap is a thriller, not to be missed.

Production Credits: A Screentime (A Banijay Company) Production, financed by Netflix and ABC, in association with the South Australian Film Corporation with additional funding support from Screen Territory. Written by Greg Haddrick and Felicity Packard. Directed by Mat King. Produced by Lisa Scott and Felicity Packard. Executive Producers Greg Haddrick, Rory Callaghan, Bob Campbell and Kerrie Mainwaring. ABC Executive Producers Sally Riley and Brett Sleigh.