A new Netflix Original Series debuts exclusively on the streaming service Friday, introducing binge watchers to the comedic catastrophes that can befall an unconventional undercover unit in Australia: Pacific Heat. The 2D animated series is created by the award-winning comedy team at Working Dog Productions (Frontline), Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch.
Pacific Heat follows 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 hotbed 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,” a 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.
Cilauro, Gleisner and Sitch also provide voices for the series, alongside Rebecca Massey and Lucia Mastrantone.