International and Australian cast revealed for Netflix/ABC’s ‘Pine Gap’
Parker Sawyers and Tess Haubrich in ‘Pine Gap.’
American Parker Sawyers, Brit Steve Toussaint, Tess Haubrich and Jacqueline McKenzie are starring in Pine Gap, the Netflix/ABC political thriller now shooting in South Australia.
Stephen Curry, Mark Leonard Winter, Sachin Joab, Kelton Pell and Madeleine Madden also feature in Screentime’s six-part series directed by Mat King (Law & Order: UK, Doctor Who and DCI Banks).
The sizable cast also includes Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Alice Keohavong, Edwina Wren, Jason Chong and Simone Kessell.
Created by showrunner Greg Haddrick and co-writer Felicity Packard, the series focuses on the interaction between the Americans and Aussies who work at the US/Australian spy satellite base in the Northern Territory.
The plot poses the questions: 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?
The producers are Lisa Scott and Felicity Packard and the EPs are Rory Callaghan, Bob Campbell, Haddrick, ABC head of scripted production Sally Riley and Brett Sleigh.
Sawyers’ credits include the HBO series Succession; Deep State, the international spy thriller co-directed by Robert Connolly for the Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa, which SBS acquired; and The Mummy.
Toussaint recently appeared in the series Death in Paradise, Berlin Station and Fortitude. No further information was supplied on the plot or characters.
Riley said: “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.”
Haddrick added: “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.”
The South Australian Film Corp and Screen Territory are supporting the production.