When Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney set out to make a darkly funny new murder mystery series, they never anticipated police would actually be called to their set to investigate a suspicious body.
Yet that's exactly what happened.
The beloved Australian comedy duo is the creative force behind shows such as The Katering Show and Get Krack!n, and their new Prime Video series Deadloch is very much a high-comedy spin on the crime genre. A series that also happens to open with the discovery of a dead body on the beach of a small Tasmanian town.
Speaking to Mamamia, 'The Kates' (as they have become known over the years to their fans) confessed they had a run-in with the law while filming the series. Which, if you've already begun watching the show, doesn't feel like a scenario totally out of reach for the town of Deadloch and its assortment of funny characters.
"We opened the show with a dead body and in order to shoot that scene we used a combination of a real person and also a model of a man," explained McLennan. "And this model of the man was what the makeup department and special effects teams were working with. So Kate Anderson, who did our special effects makeup, had this body in the back of her car one day and she went to the supermarket. Then someone saw the dead body in the back of the car and rang the police.
"So there was a whole deescalation situation that happened in a Woolworths carpark over it," she concluded.
Watch the trailer for Deadloch on Prime Video. Post continues below.