Amazon Prime Video backs new crime comedy from The Two Kates
Amazon Prime Video backs new crime comedy from Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney, creators of TV hits The Katering Show and Get Krack!n
Comedy duo Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney have begun filming a high-profile new series for Amazon Prime Video, TV Blackbox reports.
The popular duo described the eight-part series titled Deadloch as a fun mix of crime, feminism and comedy.
Filmed on location in Tasmania, it stars Kate Box (Wentworth) and Madeline Sami (The Breaker Upperers) as two mismatched cops on the trail of a killer who has upended the sleepy hamlet of Deadloch.
Comedy duo Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney have begun filming a high-profile new series for Amazon Prime Video, TV Blackbox reports
Nina Oyama of ABC’s hit Utopia plays a passionate junior police officer who assists detectives in their investigation, which unfolds as Deadloch prepares for its arts and crafts festival.
McCartney, 41, and McLennan, 42, widely known as Two Kates, said they were delighted to have the streaming giant’s backing.
“The fact that our Australian feminist dark crime comedy is launching globally on Prime Video for 200 million Prime members to view is breathtaking,” they said.
Nina Oyama of ABC’s hit Utopia plays an enthusiastic young cop in Deadloch
Deadloch is the third time Amazon Prime Video has backed an Australian-produced scripted drama.
Co-written and created by the Two Kates, Deadloch has attracted a high profile cast including Tom Ballard, Mia Morrissey, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Kris McQuade and Pamela Rabe.
Directors include Gracie Otto, who just completed her feature debut Seriously Red, Ben Chessell of The Great and Beck Cole of Black Comedy.
Successful duo: the two Kates are pictured on ABC’s The Katering Show
Rising to fame on the 2015 ABC hit The Katering Show, the team followed it up with the notoriously jaw-dropping breakfast TV satire Get Krack! not.
Building on their followers, the Two Kates produced the comedy podcast Slushy.
Designed as a live-action series, it was an ambitious workplace comedy set at an Antarctic research station and was another hit for the team.
Cast: Home and Away’s Mia Morrissey is part of the ensemble cast for crime comedy Deadloch