The second season of the Amazon Prime Video series The Wilds will be filmed on the Gold Coast this April.
The Wilds centres around a group of teenagers who are unexpectedly marooned on a deserted island while en-route to a weekend empowerment retreat.
After filiming its first season in New Zealand, production on the young adult drama is moving to Australia after recieving funding from the Federal Government.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the production is expected to bring investment of more than $73 million to the Australia economy and create more than 270 jobs for cast and crew.
“A major benefit of international productions filming in Australia is building capacity in areas of skills shortages for our screen industry. I’m pleased that ABC Signature has committed to undertake training and development opportunities for Australian crew – both for those who live in Queensland and across Australia.”
“We have a world-class film industry, extremely diverse filming locations, outstanding studio facilities, and a careful management of COVID-19 risks. These factors have cemented Australia as an attractive destination for international studios to film their productions,” Minister Fletcher said.
Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios added: