Wanted shoot begins in Brisbane
Rebecca Gibney will lead a strong Australian cast for upcoming drama series Wanted, which starts production in Brisbane this week.
Wanted is the story of two strangers who, after intervening in a deadly car-jacking, are swept up a chase across Australia.
Series co-creator and star, Rebecca Gibney will be joined Stephen Peacocke (Home and Away, Hercules), Ryan Corr (Holding The Man, Love Child, Packed To The Rafters), theatre, film and tv veteran Nicholas Bell (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Tangle, Satisfaction, Newstopia) and theatre star Geraldine Hakewill in her first major television role.
Gibney said she was excited about the extraordinary team of people.
"To be filming in the beautiful state of Queensland is a dream come true," she said.
Seven director of network production, Brad Lyons, said Gibney would play a role unlike any of her previous characters, combined with Steve Peacocke’s first major role back in Australia.
"This dramatic partnership will guarantee a memorable screen experience.”
Screen Australia chief executive, Graeme Mason, said Screen Australia was thrilled to be funding this exciting new story with the Seven Network.
"Australian TV drama is incredibly strong at the moment and it’s wonderful that audiences have such a range to choose from," he said.
"It’s really important that as an industry we provide high quality, local content for our local audiences.
"We’re very proud of the incredible talent behind this terrific original drama.”
Wanted is produced by Matchbox Pictures in conjunction with R & R Productions.
The series is directed by Peter Templeman (Not Suitable For Children, Old School, Lochie Leonard) and Jennifer Leacey (Mary: Making Of A Princess, Wonderland) and is produced by Andy Walker and series co-creator Richard Bell.
Executive Producers are Rebecca Gibney, Tony Ayres and Seven’s Head of Drama, Julie McGauran.
Timothy Hobart (Wentworth, Mr & Mrs Murder) is lead writer and Script Producer, joined by writers John Ridley and Kirsty Fisher.
The series has been financed with the assistance of the federal and state governments through Screen Australia and Screen Queensland and will be distributed internationally by Universal Media Studios International.