WANTED series 3 commences filming
Lola and Chelsea’s amazing adventure continues.
Channel Seven, Matchbox Pictures and R&R Productions have commenced filming a third series of WANTED.
The hit drama premiered in February 2016 with a combined series average of 1.85 million viewers watching Lola (REBECCA GIBNEY) and Chelsea (GERALDINE HAKEWILL) on the run from the law and their pasts.
Filming of the third series is taking place throughout South Australia, including the iconic Flinders Ranges and Adelaide Hills.
This season is being directed by Peter Templeman (Wanted, Here Come the Habibs!) and in her first ever TV directing role, Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker, Proof).
Series co-creator, Rebecca Gibney, said: “I am so excited to be bringing Wanted back to Australia and filming in the glorious state of South Australia. Lola and Chelsea have become such a huge part of my life and I can't wait to show the world where they end up next, because this time there's no going back.”
Seven’s Head of Drama, Julie McGauran, said: “Audiences across Australia have fallen in love with Lola and Chelsea and we’re thrilled to commence filming on a third series. Wanted is a drama full of adventure and heart – much like its lead actors, Rebecca Gibney and Geraldine Hakewill.”
Matt Vitins, Acting Managing Director, Matchbox Pictures said: “Matchbox is excited to be working with Seven and R&R Productions on this next season of Wanted. We are incredibly proud of this series and the success it has found with audiences on Seven and internationally. We cannot wait to see our heroines Lola and Chelsea take their adventures across South Australia.”
Further filming and casting announcements to come.
WANTED is produced by Matchbox Pictures in conjunction with R&R Productions.
For further information, please contact:
Channel Seven Publicity
P: 02 8777 7250
WANTED is produced by Matchbox Pictures and R&R Productions for Channel Seven with production investment funding from Channel Seven and NBCUniversal Distribution in association with the South Australian Film Corporation. The series is produced by Tom Hoffie and Peter Salmon and Executive Produced by Rebecca Gibney and Richard Bell for R&R Productions, Tony Ayres and Amanda Higgs for Matchbox Pictures and Julie McGauran for Channel Seven. The show is directed by Peter Templeman and Jocelyn Moorhouse. The series writers are Elizabeth Coleman, David Hannam, Leon Ford and Michaeley O’Brien and the Script Producer is Craig Irvin. NBCUniversal Distribution will handle international sales.
About Seven West Media
Seven West Media (ASX: SWM) is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
The company is the home to many of Australia’s leading media businesses – Seven, 7TWO and 7mate, 7flix, Pacific Magazines, The West Australian, The Sunday Times and Yahoo7, and the biggest content brands including My Kitchen Rules, House Rules, Home and Away, Sunrise, the Australian Football League, the Olympic Games, Better Homes and Gardens, marie claire, Who, PerthNow, racing.com and 7plus.
About Matchbox Pictures
Matchbox Pictures is a prolific film and television production company with offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. It makes world-class content for a global audience. Its credits include international hit The Slap, supernatural drama Glitch, children’s drama Nowhere Boys, and leading adult dramas Wanted, Barracuda, Seven Types Of Ambiguity and Secret City. The business also produces a host of non-scripted shows including The Real Housewives of Melbourne and Sydney. Matchbox is one of the most credentialed and awarded producers in Australia. It has won International Emmys, Prix de Jour, AACTAs, Logies and has been twice nominated for a BAFTA.
An NBCUniversal International Studios company, Matchbox has produced over 40 titles since 2012, working with every network in Australia as well as Netflix, Amazon and the BBC.