NBC’s hit disaster action series “La Brea”Season two will be produced in Australia by the series’ second producer. Subsidy will come from the Australian federal government for $11.5million (A$16million) in season two.
The move was announced on Monday by Paul Fletcher, Australia’s federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts. Fletcher, Australia’s federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure and the Arts, announced the move on Monday. He did not give any details about the times or whereabouts of the filming. NBC announced the show’s renewal in November, after seven episodes had aired.
The show’s narrative involves a massive sinkhole that mysteriously opens in Los Angeles, transporting a disparate group of strangers to an unexplainable primeval world. The rest of the globe is desperately trying to find out what happened. A family that has been torn apart by the disaster must uncover the secrets of the unexplainable event in order to get back together.
Fletcher indicated that the second season of filming in Victoria will generate more than $83.1 million (A$118million), create 390 Australian jobs, and utilize the services and support of 800 local businesses. These numbers are significantly higher than the $60.2 million (A$84million) that Fletcher estimated was needed to create 475 jobs for cast and crew in the first season.
Universal Studio Group and Matchbox Pictures, the Australian production arm of Matchbox Pictures, agreed to partner with the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, AFTRS, on a training program dedicated to virtual production.
The series will be funded by the Victoria state government, but the exact amount has not been disclosed. “The Victorian Government is proudly backing the state’s screen industry through our A$192 million ($137 million) VICSCREEN strategy, strengthening Victoria’s position as a global screen powerhouse,” said the state’s Acting Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Pakula.
“La Brea is flagship international television. It is the type of project that proves and extends the capacity of the Australian screen industry,” said Matchbox COO Matt Vitins. “We are thrilled at the success of season one and to be working again with Universal Television and Keshet Studios on season two.”
David Applebaum, who also created the series, was also an executive producer of season 1. Executive producers of season one included Avi Nir, Alon Shrizman, Peter Traugott Rachel Kaplan and Bryan Wynbrandt. Ken Woodruff was also involved. “La Brea”Universal Television produced this program in association with Keshet Studios.
Season one 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.