South-East Queensland to star in new Stan series

Good Cop/Bad Cop cast members Luke Cook, Leighton Meester and Clancy Brown. | Newsreel
Good Cop/Bad Cop cast members Luke Cook, Leighton Meester and Clancy Brown | Supplied

Queensland’s Scenic Rim will be the backdrop for a new Stan Original series Good Cop/Bad Cop which starts filming in late March.

The eight-part comedic drama series stars Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Luke Cook (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Clancy Brown (Dexter: New Blood, Billions) with the South-East Queensland region doubling for the US state of Washington.

The show follows a sister and brother detective team in a small Pacific Northwest police force who must contend with colourful residents, a serious lack of resources, and their very complicated dynamic with each other and their police chief—who happens to be their father.

Screen Queensland CEO Jacqui Feeney said Good Cop/Bad Cop would be produced by Jungle Entertainment and Future Shack Entertainment and inject $14m into the Queensland economy, creating nearly 200 jobs, including the post-production services of Cutting Edge.

Good Cop/Bad Cop follows high profile series like Apples Never Fall, Boy Swallows Universe and feature films including Mortal Kombat 2 and Eden. With Screen Queensland Studios, Cairns, soon to open in Far North Queensland, our state is primed to capitalise on increased demand for local screen production.,” Ms Feeney said.

Jungle Entertainment Executive producer Chloe Rickard said: “Queensland’s Scenic Rim is the perfect idyllic small town look for our story—and somewhere we hope to return to for many seasons. These lush natural environments have drawn us to the state.”

Good Cop/Bad Cop is written by John Quaintance (Reboot, Will & Grace, Workaholics) Phil Lloyd, Steve Joe, Julie de Fina, Steve Toltz, Sarinah Masukor and Queensland writer Clare Sladden (NCIS: Sydney) and directed by Trent O’Donnell (In Limbo, Colin From Accounts, Ghosts and New Girl), Queensland director Natalie Bailey (Audrey), Gracie Otto (Seriously Red, Bump) and Corrie Chen (The Artful Dodger, Bad Behaviour, Wentworth) alongside Queensland Production Designer Matt Puttland (The Portable Door) and Queensland Director of Photography Murray Lui (Black Snow, Irreverent).