A new six-part crime thriller is headed for the lower north shore, with locations like Balmoral Beach, Cremorne Point and Neutral Bay set for the international spotlight.
Called North Shore, the multi-million-dollar series is set on and around Sydney Harbour, following a clash of cultures when British and Australian detectives team up to solve a complex murder mystery.
“North Shore” is created by BAFTA winner Mike Bullen, famous for critically acclaimed series “Cold Feet”.
The upcoming show was created by Mike Bullen – the BAFTA winner best known for creating the critically acclaimed British dramedy Cold Feet.
Gregor Jordan, best known for directing the Heath Ledger movies Two Hands and Ned Kelly, will direct North Shore, while Marcia Gardner – who’s written for multiple Australian TV shows like Bali 2002, Sea Patrol, Blue Heelers and All Saints – is set to write.
North Shore will be partly financed by Screen Australia and is one of nine projects to be financed by $12 million of production finding.
Gregor Jordan, who directed Heath Ledger in “Two Hands” and “Ned Kelly” will take the reins on “North Shore”.
“Shining a spotlight on Australia stories is so important, not just for those in the arts sector, but all of us as Australians,” Minister for Arts, Tony Burke said.
“These stories contribute to our national identity, and I know these projects will showcase the incredible talent and creativity out actors, writers, producers, directors and post-production workers – here in Australia and right around the world.”
Balmoral Beach is set to be just one of the many lower north shore locations in the “North Shore” TV crime series.
In addition to support from Screen NSW, ITV Studios will handle the international distribution of North Shore.
Screen Australia’s Head of Content Grainne Brunsdon said, “We know there is an appetite for fun, joyful drama content in the international market right now and we’re pleased to announce a number of distinct Australian dramedies and romantic comedies that will engage global audiences as part of this mix. We are also proud to support Australian creatives expanding their skillset.”
No word yet on who will star in North Shore – and we don’t have any details of specific shooting locations either, but we can tell you the series is produced by Beach Road Pictures, the production company set up by former Playmaker bosses David Maher and David Taylor.