Netflix To Screen Controversial Pine Gap Political Thriller
Silicon Valley-based Netflix – mainly known for American-based series like House of Cards or historic blood-and-sex epics like Vikings – is about to launch its first big Australian politico-dramatic series, dubbed Pine Gap.
A joint production between Netflix and the ABC, this is described as an international political thriller set in and around the highly controversial US/Australia joint defence/spying facility situated in Central Australia.
According to a Netflix statement: “Set in the hidden 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.”
Netflix has however been involved in a number of less controversial Australian co-productions including Glitch, Beat Bugs, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Kazoops, Mako Mermaids: An H20 Adventure and White Rabbit Project.
Pine Gap was made with support from the South Australian Film Corporation and the SA Government.