NBCfrom the hit disaster action series “La Brea» will return to Australia for the production of season two. The series will receive $11.5 million (A$16 million) in grant funding from the Australian Federal Government.
The decision was announced on Monday by Paul Fletcher, Australia’s federal minister for communications, urban infrastructure, cities and the arts. He said the show would tour in Victoria state again, but gave no details on timings. NBC announced the show’s renewal in November, after seven episodes aired.
The show’s narrative involves a massive sinkhole that mysteriously opens up in Los Angeles, transporting a disparate group of strangers to an inexplicable primeval world. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is desperate to figure out what happened. A family, torn apart by this disaster, must unlock the secrets of the inexplicable event to find their way back to each other.
Fletcher said filming the second season in Victoria is expected to inject more than $83.1 million (A$118 million) into the economy, create jobs for 390 Australian cast and crew and utilize the services of around 800 local businesses. These are bigger numbers than the first season, which the government says injected around $60.2 million (A$84 million) into the Australian economy and created more than 475 jobs for actors and filmmakers. teams.
In addition to filming in Down Under, Universal Studio Group and its Australian production arm Matchbox pictures has committed to partnering with the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) on a training initiative dedicated to virtual production.
The Victorian government will also fund the series, although the sum has not been disclosed. “The Government of Victoria is proudly supporting the state’s screen industry through our A$192 million ($137 million) VICSCREEN strategy, strengthening Victoria’s position as a global screen power. “said the state’s acting creative industries minister, Martin Pakula.
“La Brea is the flagship international television. This is the type of project that proves and expands the capability of the Australian screen industry,” said Matt Vitins, COO of Matchbox. “We are thrilled with the success of the first season and to be working with Universal Television and Keshet Studios again on the second season.”
David Applebaum created the series and also served as an executive producer on the first season. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, and Ken Woodruff also produced the first season. “La Brea” is produced by Universal Television in association with Keshet Studios.
The first season starred Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken, Jack Martin, Zyra Gorecki, Jon Seda, Chiké Okonkwo, Karina Logue, Veronica St. Clair, Rohan Mirchandaney, Nicholas Gonzalez, Lily Santiago, Chloe De Los Santos, and Josh McKenzie.
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