Wild time in TV and movie biz
FILMING for Amazon series The Wilds starring Rachel Griffiths is set to shift to Queensland.
The second season of the young adult drama series, which previously filmed in New Zealand, will be shot primarily on the Gold Coast from April with local beaches doubling for the deserted island setting.
The Wilds, starring Griffiths (pictured), Mia Healey and Shannon Berry, recently p premiered on Amazon Prime Video and follows a group of girls on a deserted island, unaware they are part of a sinister social experiment.
The production was secured as part of the Queensland Government’s Production Attraction Strategy and is expected to inject $28m into the state and create around 150 jobs for local crew. It’s the latest in a long list of productions that have moved to Queensland, including Netflix’s Escape From Spiderhead, Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives and the next season of Australian Survivor, as a result of the state’s COVID-safe film destination status.
UNTIL she recently tied the knot, Samantha Armytage concedes she felt like she was married to her job — and it wasn’t always of her own choice.
“Bosses don’t ask as much of you if you’re a wife or mother. I’ve never shied away from hard work, but there was an expectation that Sam would do it because she’s got nothing else going on,” she tells Stellar mag in tomorrow’s Sunday
Mail. “(Sometimes I’d think) ‘Well, actually,
I’d get something else going on if you didn’t make me do this’.” In a wideranging interview to launch her
Something to Talk
About, Armytage opens up about being married and how the TV industry can’t be a forever job.
“TV isn’t a place that’s necessarily very healthy. It’s full of sociopaths and narcissists
– it can be dangerous.”