Surfing drama ‘Barons’ enters pipeline for ABC

It's been on the cards a few years, but the 8-part surf series is set to go, produced by 2Jons, Micanical Media and Fremantle.

It was announced this week that a new eight-part surfing drama Barons is in the pipeline for the ABC. Filming will begin in NSW later this year and will air on ABC and iView in 2022 where it’s bound to be one of the broadcaster’s biggest drama offerings.

Described as combining ‘the hedonistic world of surfing, the cutthroat culture of big business and the emotional rollercoaster of relationships’, the series synopsis is as follows.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk