Season 2 of award-winning crime drama The Twelve has been greenlit to film in Western Australia, the biggest-ever screen production to do so.
The WA Government announced the news today, saying it will bring almost $10 million in expenditure to the State.
It’s thanks to Screenwest WA and the Government’s $20 million WA Production Attraction Incentive, designed to attract high-profile productions to the west.
“The Twelve is a premium series and the largest-ever of its kind to be filmed here in Western Australia – it’s fantastic that our State has attracted such a high-calibre production,” said Premier Roger Cook.
“This demonstrates to the rest of Australia and the globe that not only do we have brilliant local talent, breathtaking locations and incentives, but we are open for business.”
The first season, starring Sam Neill, aired on Foxtel and Binge last year to plenty of critical acclaim, and most recently scored nine Logie Award nominations.
Season 2 sees WA directors Stevie Cruz-Martin (Safe Home) and Ben Young (Hounds of Love, the upcoming Devil’s Peak) join Mark Joffe (Jack Irish) at the helm, with filming to take place in the wheatbelt and around Perth.
“These kinds of productions take advantage of our wonderful talent in Western Australia and showcase our State’s stunning settings while giving our budding creatives the chance to work on award-winning productions,” said Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman.
It’s expected the production will create over 100 jobs, though there is no news yet on who will be in the cast for the series, which follows a complex murder trial in a small rural town from the perspective of the trial’s 12 jurors.
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