Clickbait, Australian web series. It contains an eight-episode character-based thriller. The series will analyze how our most risky and uncontrolled impulses are fuelled in the era of social media. While also exploring the occasional spreading fractures found between virtual and real-life individuals. Clickbait become the fourth Australian Netflix original, after comedian Hannah Gadsby, the supernatural soap Tiedelds, and Chris Lilly’s highly popular Nanette from the comedy series Lunatics.
Australian film and TV producer, Tony Cyrus, will helm the series as producer, sharpener, and executive producer. Ayres will work with writer / co-producer / producer Christian White, Gravity, and arry Potter producer David Heyman. Brad Anderson is serving as the lead director. In a statement, Ayres said: “Christian and I have been working with Tom Winchester, David Heyman, and Rosie Ellison at Heyday, as well as the good guys at Matchbox and NBCU for the past few years, and we are all thrilled that we can collaborator with Netflix on a passion project that we hope will have real global scope and effect. “
The cast of Clickbait –
- Cameron Engels as Ethan Brewer.
- Zoe Kazan as Pia Brewer.
- Jaylin Fletcher as Kai Brewer.
- Adrian Grenier as Nick Brewer.
- Betty Gabriel as Sophie Brewer.
- Phoenix Raei as Roshan Amir.
- Motell Foster as Curtis Hamilton.
- Daniel Henshall as Simon Oxley.
- Steve Mouzakis as Zach De Luca.
- Jessie Collins as Emma Beesley.
- Abraham Lim as Ben Park.
- Ian Meadows as Matt Aldin.
In December 2019, Betty Gabriel, Phoenix Raei, Adrian Grenier, and Zoe Kazan joined the cast of the series. In February 2020, Jessica Collins, Abraham Lim, Ian Meadows, Motell Foster, Daniel Henshall, Cameron Engels, and, Jaylin Fletcher joined the cast of the series.
Zoe Kazan character –
Kazan will play the character of Pia Brewer, described as a young woman desperate to respond to a case that has become a media sensation. Kazan is popular for his role in the Oscar-nominated film “The Big Sick” as well as the role of “Ruby Sparks”, to which he also wrote. In the future, She also stars in the upcoming HBO series conversion of “The Plot Against America”. He is retaken by UTA, Washington Square Films, and Jacovay Tyerman.
Betty Gabriel role –
Gabriel will play the role of Sophie Brewer, an Oakland woman who is struggling to keep her family together. As they become the subject of the nation’s biggest media story. Gabriel is famous for his roles in the films “Get Out” and “The Purge: Election Year.” She is also appear on the shows “Westworld,” and “Good Girls Revolt” and will then appear in Apple’s drama “Defending Jacob”. He is retaken by ICM and Untitled Entertainment.
Phoenix Raei role –
Raei will play Roshan Aamir, a detective with the Oakland Police Department. Who finds himself at the center of a media storm while investigating the case. Raei has previously starred in the series “The Heights” and appeared on the show “Romper Stopper”.
Filming of Clickbait Australian web series –
Principal photography started in December 2019. But the production of the series postpone in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, the series started again filming in Melbourne.
Total casts, crew, and international investment –
Speaking about the importance of film-making on home soil, Australian Communications Minister Paul Fletcher noted its benefits in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. Securing this production will bring a new international investment of $ 36 million. It is our shores, including about 540 casts, crew, and extras. Also will utilize the services of approximately 290 local businesses.
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Referring to Channing Dungey, Netflix’s Vice President Original Series said in a statement, “We are excited to work with the entire Clickbait team to create this new series in Australia and share it with audiences and around the world.” With world-class production facilities and talent, the Australian screen industry is thriving, and we congratulate and thank the Federal Government and the Victoria State Government for investing and supporting this production.