ABC News reports on the filming of the Australian Mini-Series Code with Lucy Lawless has rolled into the small community of Cockburn in South Australia. Lucy’s role is that of a school teacher. You can find out more about Lucy’s role on Code by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Code Mini-Series subsite


Image635155605217111716Filming on a political thriller TV show starts in Cockburn today.

The small border town has been chosen for the ABC series called CODE that stars Lucy Lawless from Xena the Warrior Princess and David Wenham from movies such as the Lord of the Rings series.

Filming is expected to continue in Cockburn for another two weeks before moving to Broken Hill and Silverton.

Ryan Esam from the Cockburn Progress Association says it will mean a bit of inconvenience for locals who will be without a post office.

"They've selected what's currently our post office, which was originally the Cockburn Rural School, to be a little school that is used in the mini-series," Mr Esam said.

"They're going to come out and do a few modifications - so there's the school, a medical centre, the front of the hotel, a remote phone box - because we still have a phone box out there - so that's part of it - it was just what they needed."

Mr Esam says it will be good for the local economy but also boost the morale of Cockburn's 25 or so residents.

"They went scouting six weeks or two months ago around the area and came out for a drive and fell in love with the place from day one," he said.

"It's pretty exciting when those types of people are running around saying 'we love this' and 'we love that'.

"It's been good fun and it's just what they needed."

CODE is billed as a ''contemporary thriller stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia's outback to the cool corridors of power''