Netflix has renewed popular series Sex/Life for a second season after 67 million households streamed the show in its first four weeks of release.
That’s the streaming site’s third-largest audience behind Bridgerton and The Witcher.
Filming is expected to commence in Canada soon, with all of the original cast members returning – including Aussie-born lead Adam Demos, who plays Brad Simon on the show.
Queensland fans may bump into ‘Brad’ before then, though.
Demos is currently on the Gold Coast filming a rom com feature film with fellow Netflix star Victoria Justice (Afterlife of the Party).
The film, written by Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy (the duo between Netflix’s other cheesy rom com Falling Inn Love) follows American wine importer (Justice), who travels to an Australian sheep station where she ends up working as a ranch hand and falls in love with the ‘rugged local’ (Demos).
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Justice appears to be enjoying her time in Australia, posting a photo to Instagram yesterday from Burleigh Heads captioned with just a thought bubble:
She has also been posting photos with the local wildlife, sun baking on the beach, and one from her third day of quarantine, amongst all of the promo posts for her current Netflix release, Afterlife of the Party.
Demos, meanwhile, posted “not hotel quarantine” to his account, opting to share a photo of himself with girlfriend and Sex/Life co-star Sarah Shahi instead:
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the film, with Queensland Government support through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy, would inject around $8 million into the local economy and employ around 120 locals.
“This new Netflix film is the latest in a string of domestic and international productions continuing to fuel the state’s screen boom which is critical to our economic recovery,” she said.
“This project is a strong example of how our Production Attraction Strategy benefits Queensland’s local screen sector via exciting co-production arrangements for local businesses, such as Hoodlum Entertainment, one of the state’s most successful production companies.”
Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich added that repeat business from the international streaming service was testament to the state’s incentives, locations, skilled crews and post-production facilities.
“This is the third Netflix production to film in Queensland since 2020, following on from Escape from Spiderhead starring Chris Hemsworth and the Jessica Watson biopic True Spirit, which is currently filming on the Gold Coast,” she said.
Other Queensland Government-supported productions currently filming include Universal Studios Group’s series Joe Exotic at Screen Queensland Studios in Brisbane, new ABC crime series Troppo and teen series Taylor’s Island for Fremantle Australia.