Close this search box.

South Aussie Netflix series, Desert King, filming at Mallala

Desert King, the biggest Netflix series ever filmed in South Australia, is underway

Filming has begun on the biggest Netflix series ever filmed in South Australia – and there’s a good chance the Mallala landscape will be featuring on screens right around the world.

Set in the Australian Outback, Desert King is an epic succession tale revolving around billionaire Miners, Traditional Owners, Cowboys and Desert Gangsters, fighting over the world’s biggest cattle station. It’s tipped to be hot, dusty and a little bit sexy, with no shortage of guns, choppers and cattle.

When the station is left without a clear successor, generational clashes threaten to tear the Lawson family apart. Sensing this once great dynasty is in decline, the outback’s most powerful factions move in for the kill.

Last week, a huge entourage of directors, actors, set and film crews converged on the Adelaide Plains town of Mallala- with the dust, smoke and cowboy hats leading us to believe it was none other than, the Lawson clan .

The six-episode neo-western series, is produced by South Australian Producer, Paul Ranford and directed by the man behind Wolf Creek, Greg McLean.

Supported by the Malinauskas Government through the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), Desert King is expected to significantly contribute to the state’s economy through monetary investment and job creation and is expected to employ 240 South Australians across crew and cast.

Desert King will be released globally as part of Netflix’s growing local slate of Australian productions. It follows on from South Australian made thriller Run Rabbit Run starring Sarah Snook and the Riverland town of Waikerie, South Australian made drama series Stateless starring Cate Blanchett and Port Augusta, and children’s series Gymnastics Academy.





More greatness

Send Us A Message