In an exciting development for Western Australia’s film industry, Season 2 of the critically acclaimed crime drama series, The Twelve, will be filmed in the state.
This will be the largest-ever screen production to be filmed in Western Australia and is expected to bring an estimated expenditure of $9.6 million to the region. The decision to film in Western Australia was facilitated by the State Government’s Western Australian Production Attraction Incentive and Screenwest.
“The State Government’s Production Attraction Incentive is successfully drawing high-profile productions to WA, cementing WA as the place to film ahead of the development of the new world-class film studio” said Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman.
The Twelve delves into the intricacies of a murder trial in a small rural town, exploring the perspectives of the twelve jurors as they grapple with their own lives and experiences while navigating the impact of the case. The first season of the series premiered on Binge and Foxtel in 2022, receiving widespread critical acclaim. Recently, it received nine Logie Award nominations, including ‘Most Popular Drama Series.’
Premier Roger Cook said “The Twelve is a premium series and the largest-ever of its kind to be filmed here in Western Australia — it’s fantastic that our State has attracted such a high-calibre production.”
Filming for The Twelve will take place in the Wheatbelt and Metropolitan regions of Western Australia. This will not only create more than 100 local jobs but will also provide a boost to local businesses, further strengthening the local economy.
Cook further commented, “In addition to creating local jobs, enabling local skill development and featuring our beautiful State, we will also see a significant return on our investment, with the production set to inject more than three times the funds back into the WA economy.”
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