As great as Netflix’s original live-action series are, they tend to overshadow the streaming giant’s excellent original animated shows. Thankfully that trend is starting to change as the company embraces new and emerging voices in the world of animation. (Hey, you know who also gets overlooked? Australians! Amirite?) So it’s with that in mind that we happily bring you the exclusive first trailer for their new original animated comedy series, Pacific Heat!
From Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch, the creative and hilarious minds of the award-winning Working Dog team, Pacific Heat follows “an unconventional, covert unit of police investigators fighting crime along the glitzy ‘Gold Coast’ of Australia.” For those of you who are familiar with Archer, Pacific Heat feels like it’s cast in that same mold, providing a Down Under companion to that long-running super spy comedy cartoon. And honestly, who doesn’t love Australian accents? It’s worth a watch for that alone!
Check out the first trailer for Pacific Heat below, followed by the show’s official synopsis and some images of the colorful cast of characters:
Pacific Heat is an animated comedy series, based on the exploits of a dynamic unit of undercover police investigators working on the glitzy “Gold Coast” of Australia. This glamorous, sophisticated, and sun-drenched paradise masks a hot-bed of crime; everyone from drug smugglers and biker gangs to eco-terrorists and the person who invented frozen yogurt. In order to tackle this seedy underbelly police authorities established “Pacific Heat.” This covert squad of highly trained operatives technically does not exist (although they do have their own Facebook page), but when criminals strike, “Pacific Heat” will be there; unconventional, uncompromising and unafraid to operate outside the law – provided at least one of them is wearing a fluorescent safety vest. Pacific Heat was created by the award-winning Working Dog team of Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch.
Keep an eye out for Pacific Heat on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. / Ireland starting December 2nd!