Netflix has acquired worldwide rights excluding the first window in Australia to Dive Club, a 12-episode teen mystery drama from the Steve Jaggi Company.
Due to shoot in Port Douglas in late October, supported by Screen Queensland, the production will inject nearly $8 million into the economy and create more than 110 jobs.
Created by Steve Jaggi, the showrunner, the series follows four skilled teenage divers who go hunting for items lost by tourists. After one girl disappears, the discovery of her mobile phone leads her friends to suspect she was murdered.
The directors all worked on previous Jaggi productions: Hayley MacFarlane (Swimming for Gold), Rhiannon Bannenberg (Rip Tide) and Christine Luby (This Little Love of Mine).
The writing team comprises Georgia Harrison, Adrian Powers, Claire Harris and newcomer Caera Bradshaw.
Netflix co-commissioned the series with Network 10, which has the first window in Oz. Post will be handled by Brisbane-based Serve Chilled.