Bay of Fires is a new eight-part crime/thriller drama series for the ABC to be filmed in Tasmania in 2022. It will air in 2023.
Created by Andrew Knight (Seachange, Jack Irish, Rake, Hacksaw Ridge), Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King, Jack Irish, A Place to Call Home) and Max Dann (Siam Sunset, Dance Academy, Spotswood) Archipelago Productions will partner with Fremantle to produce Bay of Fires.
The series will be written by Andrew Knight, Max Dann and Sarah Bassiuoni.
The award-winning creative team will bring to life a drama series that is bold and surprising, often shocking, laced with dark humour and always unique.
Set in the wilds of Tasmania, Marta will play lead character Stella Heikkinen whose fall from grace is as spectacular as it is life threatening.
Betrayed by her own company and in immediate danger – single mother of two Stella has no option but to move her young family to the last place on earth anyone would expect. This town isn’t the kind of place they put on postcards, this is a tiny community rife with simmering feuds, crime and sometimes, murder.
Archipelago Productions Founder and CEO Marta Dusseldorp says “The opportunity to collaborate and create an original Australian drama with the extraordinary Andrew Knight and Max Dann has been an amazing journey. Executive Producer Greg Sitch and Producer Yvonne Collins, along with Sally Riley, Louise Smith and the entire team at the ABC have been paramount to bringing Bay of Fires into being. Archipelago Productions partnering with Fremantle Australia is a natural fit and with Screen Tasmania, Screen Australia and Film Victoria’s belief and investment we are now preparing for production on the beautifully rugged West Coast of Tasmania in 2022.”
Bay of Fires is an Archipelago Productions and Fremantle production for the ABC. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with the ABC and Screen Tasmania. Financed with support from Film Victoria.
Starring alongside Marta is acclaimed actress Kerry Fox (Conversations with Friends), Toby Leonard Moore (Billions), Rachel House (Stateless), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Tony Barry (Harrow), Heather Mitchell (Love Me), Oscar Redding (The Twelve), Bob Franklin (Please Like Me) Kim Ko (Wentworth) and Rhys Muldoon (Les Norton).
Rounding out the cast are rising stars Imi Mbedla (Australia’s Got Talent), Ava Caryofyllis (Dirt Music), Ilai Swindells (Retrograde), Mackenzie Grant (The Next Step) and newcomer Mitchem Everett.
Created by Andrew Knight (Seachange, Jack Irish, Rake, Hacksaw Ridge), Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King, Jack Irish, A Place to Call Home) and Max Dann (Siam Sunset, Dance Academy, Spotswood)
Written by Andrew Knight, Max Dann and Sarah Bassiuoni.
Produced by Archipelago Productions and Fremantle Australia
Executive Producers: Greg Sitch and Andrew Knight
Producers: Yvonne Collins and Marta Dusseldorp