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Stan Original series GOOD COP/BAD COP begins production in South East Queensland

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Queensland becomes the backdrop for Stan’s Good Cop/Bad Cop, promising laughs and drama while boosting the local economy and job market.

South East Queensland is currently bustling with activity as the filming for the Stan Original series Good Cop/Bad Cop is underway.

This highly anticipated eight-part series blends comedy and drama, telling the story of a brother and sister detective team working in a small Pacific Northwest police force.

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The duo grapples with their town’s eccentric residents, resource scarcity, their complex relationship with each other, and their father, who doubles as the police chief.

Leighton Meester, known for her role in Gossip Girl, Luke Cook from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Clancy Brown, with notable appearances in Dexter: New Blood and Billions, lead the cast.

The production’s move to Queensland was facilitated by the state’s Production Attraction Strategy, a testament to the region’s appeal for major international projects such as Apples Never Fall, Mortal Kombat 2, and Eden.

The state’s commitment to attracting such high-calibre productions is evident through the words of Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch. She highlighted the economic boon expected from Good Cop/Bad Cop, with over $14 million injected into the Queensland economy and nearly 200 jobs generated for local talent and creatives.

“Attracted by our state-of-the-art facilities at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, this production means more than $14 million for the Queensland economy and nearly 200 jobs for cast, crew and creatives,” Enoch stated.

The series not only showcases Queensland’s locales but also its local talents, including participation in Screen Queensland’s Attachment program, fostering emerging crew members’ careers. Jungle Entertainment and Future Shack Entertainment are producing the series, with parts filmed at the Village Roadshow Studios. Post-production services will be provided by Cutting Edge.

John Quaintance, serving as the showrunner and executive producer, praised Queensland for its premier facilities and the depth of talent both in front of and behind the camera.

“I chose to shoot in Queensland because I saw firsthand what I’d already heard from friends who had based productions there – the facilities are first class, the talent pool in front of and behind the camera is deep, and everyone I met was welcoming and excited to help us make our show.”

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The writing team for Good Cop/Bad Cop includes a mix of international and local talents such as John Quaintance, Phil Lloyd, Steve Joe, Julie de Fina, Steve Toltz, Sarinah Masukor, and Queensland writer Clare Sladden.

Directorial duties are shared among Trent O’Donnell, Natalie Bailey, Gracie Otto, and Corrie Chen, highlighting a blend of local and international vision. The production team further includes Queensland’s own, with Matt Puttland as production designer and Murray Lui as director of photography.

Good Cop/Bad Cop will be available for streaming in Australia on Stan, and in the US on The CW Network and Roku, thanks to a production and distribution partnership with ITV Studios.

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