The Byron Shire has been overrun with ‘SeaChangers’ in recent months and not of the moving house kind.
The series written by co-creator Deb Cox will be titled as SeaChange: Paradise Reclaimed.
The production has been filming in and around the shire, most recently on Brunswick Heads beach.
SeaChange will be screened on Channel Nine. The synopsis begins: after being fired from her volunteer job in Africa, Laura Gibson (Sigrid Thornton) heads back to the beachside paradise of Pearl Bay for the first time in 20 years. But after two decades, Laura is about to discover that Pearl Bay has changed in ways that will challenge everything she believes about life, love and family.
The producers of the SeaChange television said around 500 locals would be employed during filming in the Byron Shire, including a number of people in senior positions.
The show’s publicist, Tracey Mair, said these would include crew, cast and extras. ‘There are a total of 45 local crew, which is approximately 60 per cent of our production crew,’ said Ms Mair.
Deb Cox returns as executive producer of SeaChange alongside Sigrid Thornton, Fiona Eager, David Mott and Nine’s Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney. Lois Randall is the producer.
SeaChange premieres on Tuesday, August 6, at 8.45pm on Channel Nine.