Impressive cast assembled for STAN’s biggest local drama yet - THE COMMONS
Stan today announced a stellar cast of local and international stars has joined its upcoming original series The Commons.
David Lyons (Seven Seconds, Safe Haven), Ryan Corr (Stan’s TV Week Logie Award-winning Bloom, Below) and Rupert Penry-Jones (The Strain, Silk, Whitechapel, Spooks), have today beenn confirmed as joining the cast.
The trio will star alongside previously announced three-time Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey, A Crooked Somebody) and AACTA Award-winner Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Stan’s Perpetual Grace, LTD.) in the blockbuster drama set to premiere this Summer.
The Commons is a character driven thriller set at the crossroads of climate change and the cutting edge of biotechnology. Set in the not too distant future, it’s a story about motherhood as the ultimate act of faith in humanity. Part mystery, part relationship drama, it puts a human face on what’s coming down the road and the heroism that lies inside us all when our backs are against the wall.
Production has been underway throughout Sydney on the brand-new eight-part premium drama series created by AACTA Award-winning showrunner Shelley Birse (The Code), who wrote the series in collaboration with an award-winning team of Australian television writers, including Matt Ford (Hiding), Michael Miller (Cleverman) and Matt Cameron (Jack Irish).
The original production represents Stan’s biggest project to date – with today’s first-look images promising a gritty, intense and visually spectacular drama tailor-made for Australian audiences.
Also joining the acclaimed cast is Australian screen legend and TV Week Logie Award-winner John Waters (Mystery Road, Offspring, Rake), AACTA Award-nominee Fayssal Bazzi (The Merger, Stateless), Simone McAullay (Broadchurch, Blue Heelers), Andrea Demetriades (Seven Types of Ambiguity, Janet King, The End), Felix Williamson (The Letdown, Peter Rabbit, The Great Gatsby), Inez Currò (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Dominic Ona-Ariki (Jonah, Savage) and Zara Michales (Diary of an Uber Driver).
The Commons is a Stan Original Series produced by Playmaker with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW. Sony Pictures Television will handle worldwide sales of the series.