Scene for upcoming NBC series Joe Exotic shot at Wards service station in Beaudesert

CAMERAS rolled in Beaudesert on the set of Joe Exotic, a new NBC series being filmed in Queensland.

STARSTRUCK: Rebekah Nawell from Teese Feeds on the forecourt at Wards service station where a scene for the upcoming NBC series Joe Exotic was filmed this week.

STARSTRUCK: Rebekah Nawell from Teese Feeds on the forecourt at Wards service station where a scene for the upcoming NBC series Joe Exotic was filmed this week.

The scene was set at Wards service centre on Tuesday at 11am as the movie stars stepped on to the forecourt.

Rebekah Nawell was in her office nearby at Teese Feeds and watched the whole production unfold.

"I did not meet any of the stars, but I could see the actor who plays Joe Exotic and the guy who plays his husband...

"They did so many takes, I know the lines off by heart now... I was technically an extra in the series," she said.

The new TV series is filming in the state after a new film deal with the Australian government was signed last year.

The series follows on from the Netflix documentary Tiger King, featuring the Joe Exotic's zoo practices and feud with big cat rights activist Carole Baskin.

American actor John Cameron Mitchell plays Joe Exotic and actor/comedian Kate McKinnon is Baskin.

Ms Nawell said she thought the crew chose the servo as it resembled an American petrol station.

She said the lead actor looked exactly like Joe Exotic, bleached blonde mullet and all.

Deanne Carter from Wards servo said the shop was closed during filming and the pumps were rebranded, and trucks and a bus pulled in.

"We knew the crew was coming, but unfortunately i didn't meet any of the stars," she said.

It is believed a scene was also filmed at the Annalee Motel nearby.

The eight-episode series will launch on flagship network NBC, USA Network and streaming service Peacock. No release date has been confirmed.