Where Is 'La Brea' Filmed? NBC's Sci-Fi Drama Filming Locations Revealed

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Oct. 11 2022, Updated 5:14 p.m. ET

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Season 2 of La Brea is underway, and audiences are as obsessed as ever with the time travel drama.

The fantasy science-fiction show follows residents of Los Angeles after a massive sinkhole opens up near the La Brea tar pits, dragging hundreds of people and buildings into it. But it's not just any sinkhole. This one leads to the La Brea tar pits ... in 10,000 B.C.

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Those who fell down the sinkhole find themselves in a dangerous predicament. While navigating the seemingly prehistoric land, the characters must work together to survive. As for the civilians who managed to stay above ground, they are struggling to grasp the situation. Like those down below, they must work together to understand what happened.

NBC adds, "In the search for answers, one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of this inexplicable event to find a way back to each other."

Zyra Gorecki as Izzy Harris and Natalie Zea as Eve Harris in 'La Brea'
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With such an intriguing concept and an impressive setting, the series will have viewers feeling on edge due to the circumstances and challenges the characters must face.

If you are like us, then you're probably wondering where La Brea filmed to produce an accurate visual aid for the catastrophic setting. Well, you're in for a treat as all the filming details are below.

Where is 'La Brea' filmed?

The first season of La Brea began filming in March 2021, with the pilot shooting in Los Angeles. However, starting in May of that same year, production moved to Australia for the rest of the season, and Season 2 was also filmed there. Let's take a closer look at a few areas La Brea shot in Australia.

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The majority of the first season was filmed in Melbourne, Australia. As The Cinemaholic notes, Melbourne acted as a double for LA, which the producers likely chose because of the similar weather, beaches, and urban infrastructure between the two locations.

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In addition, the majority of indoor scenes were shot at Docklands Studios, a film and television workshop covering six soundstages prepared for recording. One of the most expensive miniseries ever produced, The Pacific, was filmed at the studio.

The cast and crew also filmed in the Coburg Hill, Melbourne, Australia area, mainly at Coburg High School. Also, filming took place at the reputable University of Melbourne, known for its excellence. Season 2 was primarily filmed in Victoria, Australia.

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A few other locations where La Brea filmed include:

  • Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Sneddon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Essendon Fields, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Rye, Victoria, Australia
  • Mount Macedon Range, Victoria, Australia
  • Kew, Victoria, Australia
  • Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia

Who is in 'La Brea'?

The cast includes Natalie Zea, Zyra Gorecki, Eoin Macken, Jon Seda, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chiké Okonkwo, Catherine Dent, Karina Logue, Jack Martin, Veronica St. Clair, Rohan Mirchandaney, Lily Santiago, Josh McKenzie, Angel Parker, Chloe De Los Santos, and Ione Skye.

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Is there a trailer for 'La Brea'?

Yes, there is a trailer. NBC's official YouTube account released a full trailer in September, and it already has more than 3 million views:

Catch new episodes of La Brea Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC. You can also stream it the next day exclusively on Peacock.

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