Where was the Prime Video series Deadloch filmed? This article may contain minor plot references as we discuss the filming locations of the popular new Australian series.
Deadloch is an Australian crime comedy series created by the comedy duo of Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan. The show has been described as a “feminist noir comedy” and takes place in the fictional town of Deadloch.
The story kicks off with the death of a local man while the town is preparing for its Winter festival. A detective arrives in town to investigate the death with the help of the local police.
Oddly the show is inspired by the UK show Broadchurch, which the two Kates both enjoyed. Obviously, Broadchurch was not a comedy, but the duo felt that the show would be a good basis to start a comedy story with similar tropes.
The eight-episode season on Prime Video has already received some glowing reviews, and the show looks set to be a winner for the platform, but there is also an interest in the show’s locale, leading us to quickly put together this informative article that will answer the question where was Deadloch filmed?
Where was the Prime Video series Deadloch filmed?
Location 1: Tasmania, Australia
Deadloch is an Australian production, and the whole show was filmed there.
Tasmania was the main base for the shoot, much of which was done during the Covid pandemic lockdown. Tasmania is an island state of Australia and is the twenty-sixth largest island in the world.
Tasmania is named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. Tasman would make the first reported European sighting of the island on the 24th of November, 1642. He would name the island Anthony van Diemen’s Land.
This was due to his sponsor Anthony van Dieman, who was also the Governor of the Dutch East Indies.
The awkward name would eventually be cut down to Van Diemen’s Land by the British and it would eventually be renamed Tasmania in honor of Abel Tasman.
There would be a film released in 2009 called Van Diemen’s Land, telling the story of Irish convict Alexander Pearce, and popular Irish political old rockers U2 would record a track of the same name for their 1988 album Rattle and Hum.
Location 2: Hobart, Tasmania
The crew for the production would use various locations in the filming, and Hobart would be spotted as a location.
Hobart is located in Tasmania’s southeast on the estuary of the River Derwent and is the most southern of Australia’s capital cities.
Location 3: Cygnet
The Huon Valley News site would report that Cygnet was also being used as a major location for the show.
Filming would resume again in Cygnet between Monday 21 March and Wednesday 23 March 2022, and the crew would apologize for the inconvenience that the shooting caused.
Location 4: Kingston Beach
With Broadchurch still firmly in mind, there is an establishing shot of a body on a beach in Deadloch.
The location for this scene was filmed on a beach in a town called Kingston that is on the outskirts of Hobart, and probably used as it would have been easily accessible for the crew, and not require them to travel far.
You can stream Deadloch exclusively on Prime Video.