The rise of DEADLOCH: Prime Video’s Aussie original tops charts across 165 countries

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Australian crime-comedy series DEADLOCH has earned roaring approval both at home and abroad.

Created by the dynamic duo of Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan, the Prime Video original has clinched a 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. Its audience rating isn’t too shabby either, standing at 88%.

Since its premiere on June 2, DEADLOCH has escalated to global acclaim, ranking in the Top 10 TV Shows in 165 countries. Among these are heavy hitters like the U.S., the UK, and Canada, but it also clinches the number-one spot down under in Australia and New Zealand.

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Tyler Bern, the head of content for Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, is elated. “DEADLOCH has rapidly morphed into a cultural cornerstone for Prime Video,” he remarks.

“Seeing a show so inherently Australian resonate with international audiences is simply outstanding.”

Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan share this sentiment. For them, a Rotten Tomatoes certification is as valuable as an Emmy. They offer special thanks to the lesbian community for their devoted fan following, humorously likening their passion to “a cold sore at Mardi Gras.”

The ensemble cast adds more feathers to DEADLOCH’s cap. With names like Kate Box, Madeleine Sami, and Nina Oyama leading the list, the talent pool is deep and wide-ranging, ensuring that the series maintains its gripping narrative and emotional complexity.

So what’s the fuss about? DEADLOCH is set in Tasmania and revolves around a mysterious murder. Two mismatched female detectives—Dulcie Collins and Eddie Redcliffe—alongside junior constable Abby, have to navigate local politics and personalities as they race to solve the crime, all amidst the backdrop of an impending arts and culture festival called Winter Feastival.

If you haven’t tuned in yet, all episodes of DEADLOCH are currently available on Prime Video. With its international acclaim, you’d be remiss not to join the global conversation around this uniquely Aussie hit.

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