Netflix TV dramas to film in Poland and Australia
The SVOD giant’s Polish drama is currently unnamed but will shoot across the country to tell an alternate history story set in 2002 in a Europe where the Iron Curtain never came down.
Oscar-nominated Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland (pictured with Zoe Saldana on NBC's Rosemary's Baby TV miniseries) and her daughter Kasia Adamik will direct the series.
Holland has already worked with Netflix on multiple episodes of House of Cards.
“I have wanted to work with Agnieszka for a long time so I’m very excited to be producing this series for Netflix alongside a very talented Polish cast and crew,” said Frank Marshall, a producer on the series for The Kennedy/Marshall Company.
Netflix will film in Polish and the production may help boost the country’s international production profile.
Netflix has also commissioned political thriller series Pine Gap, which will film on location in South Australia and Northern Territory in 2018.
The show is set against the backdrop of the real-life Pine Gap joint defence facility near Alice Springs in Northern Territory that is run by both US and Australian intelligence agencies. The story will centre on an investigation triggered by the mysterious shooting down of a civilian plane.
“Having an original series in production from global streaming giant Netflix in South Australia is testament to the strength of the screen sector here,” said Jack Snelling, South Australia’s minister for the arts.
“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 a hundred local crew joining this production.”
High-end film and TV productions filming in Australia are normally based either in Queensland or Sydney, where the country’s major studio facilities are based. Pine Gap may help spotlight Australia’s more central locations and production infrastructure.
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