There’s a truckload of new and exclusive content, plus some new favourites, landing on Stan next month. Buckle up!
BRAVE NEW WORLD
16 October (all episodes at once)
Based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking 1932 novel and featuring a star-studded cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Demi Moore (Ghost), the brand new nine-part drama series Brave New World marks the first Peacock Original Series to premiere exclusively on Stan, as part of a newly announced landmark deal with NBCUniversal. Imagining a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself, Brave New World follows Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd, Game of Thrones) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay, Downton Abbey), New Londoners who have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion and are rescued by John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich). But John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions.
THE GOOD LORD BIRD
4 October (new episodes weekly; Same day as the US; available in 4K)
Starring and executive produced by Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke, who plays the controversial abolitionist John Brown, alongside Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), who stars as Frederick Douglass, this seven-episode series is based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride. The Good Lord Bird is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers during Bleeding Kansas – a time when the state was a battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces – and eventually finds himself participating in the famous 1859 raid on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the event that started the Civil War.The Good Lord Bird weaves a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America, spotlighting the complicated and ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.WATCH TRAILER
THE SPANISH PRINCESS
11 October (mid-season premiere; new episodes weekly; same day as the US; available in 4K)
The Spanish Princess is the third instalment of the limited series follow-up to the Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated miniseries The White Queen and critically acclaimed The White Princess. The series is drawn from the global best-selling novels, “The Constant Princess” and “The King’s Curse”, written by Philippa Gregory. The second and concluding part of The Spanish Princess continues the story of Queen Catherine (Charlotte Hope, The English Game, Game of Thrones) and Henry VIII Ruairi O’Connor (Delicious, Teen Spirit), who preside over the most glamorous court in Europe and are beloved by their people. Together they create an England that is proud, confident and strong enough to withstand threat from abroad. Catherine’s struggle to produce an heir places her marriage and position in the court at risk, and she is haunted by her choices from the past. Despite proving herself a politician, a diplomat, a national inspiration and even a military commander, Catherine must battle to save her love with the King, and to preserve the peace and prosperity of their reign. Also starring Laura Carmichael (The Secrets She Keeps, Downton Abbey).
31 October (all episodes at once)
Based on the novel “Six Days of the Condor” by James Grady and screenplay “Three Days of the Condor” by Lorenzo Semple Jr. and David Rayfiel, Condor follows a CIA analyst who stumbles onto a plan that threatens the lives of millions. Joe Turner has always been conflicted about his work for the CIA. But when something he’s discovered gets his entire office killed, leaving Joe as the only survivor and forcing him to go on the run, the theoretical reservations he’s harboured turn into all-too-real moral dilemmas. Under pressure, Joe is forced to redefine who he is and what he’s capable of in order to discover the truth and to stop a plot that threatens the lives of millions. Starring Max Irons, William Hurt, Leem Lubany, Mira Sorvino, Bob Balaban and special guest star Brendan Fraser, who are joined by Constance Zimmer (UnREAL) and Toby Leonard Moore (Billions).
THE COMEDY STORE
4 October (new episodes weekly’ same day as the US)
A five-part docuseries chronicling the evolution of comedy from within the walls of one legendary L.A. club, The Comedy Club is directed and executive produced by Mike Binder (The Upside of Anger, Reign Over Me), who started at the Store as a doorman before rising to main stage performer, and executive produced by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Mike Tollin (The Last Dance). Bringing to life the legends, heartbreak and history created at the iconic club on the Sunset Strip, the series weaves never-seen-before footage of trailblazers like Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison and Freddie Prinze together with interviews with David Letterman, Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Andrew Dice Clay, Joe Rogen, Whitney Cummings, Jimmy Walker, Michael Keaton, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron, Damon Wayans, Bill Burr, Byron Allen and many more as they reflect on the ups and downs of The Store’s textured history.
MUM: MISUNDERSTANDINGS OF MISCARRIAGE
The brand new feature documentary Misunderstandings of Miscarriage (MuM)follows Australian actress and filmmaker Tahyna MacManus on her four-year experience of pregnancy and miscarriage. Debuting in line with Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month this October, MuM sees Tahyna MacManus and her husband Tristan embark on an intimate journey to understand the physical, emotional and psychological impacts of miscarriage — an experience which sadly occurs with 1 in 4 pregnancies. Along the way, MacManus connects with women across the country to shed light on the issue, from A-listers such as Claire Holt, Teresa Palmer and, Deborra-Lee Furness to everyday Australians. By sharing these stories, MuM aims to open up a conversation that normalises pregnancy loss and champions progress in areas of education and legislation.
1 October (all episodes at once)
In this near-future comedy we meet partners Major and Carver, the best of the best at the Special Investigation Unit, an elite undercover police team. When Major is shot dead at a covert arms bust gone wrong, Carver is plagued by guilt. He blames his burgeoning friendship with Major’s wife for taking his eye off the ball at a crucial moment, resulting in his partner’s death. Which is why he’s so shocked when Major turns up a year later, raring to pick up things exactly where they left off. Carver learns that Major’s been resurrected using pioneering AI, but, budgets being what they are, the software still had a few glitches. So while Major 2.0 might have even more ego than his previous version, the reboot seems to have left his judgement, ability and large parts of his memory behind, making him far more of a liability dead than he ever was alive.
POWER BOOK II: GHOST
New episodes Sundays; same day as the US
Power Book II: Ghost picks up shortly after the earth-shattering events of Power as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed. Not to mention the academic rigors of the Ivy League university Tariq is attending to earn his inheritance. Truly on his own for the first time in his life, Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is Tasha’s only hope of getting out of jail and escaping prosecution by newly minted U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe. With no better options, Tariq turns to the familiar drug game, entangling himself with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada, that’s been at it far longer than him. As Tariq tries to balance his drug operation with his grades, love life, and family, he figures out that the only way to avoid the same fate his father met is to become him — only better. Cast includes Michael Rainey Jr. (Power), Naturi Naughton (Power), Mary J. Blige (The Umbrella Academy) and Cliff “Method Man” Smith (The Deuce).
THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE CRAZIEST POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ON EARTH
Season five; new episodes Mondays; same day as the US
The Circus returns to Stan asAmerica approaches a monumental presidential election, confronts systemic racism and endures a deadly pandemic and economic upheaval. Co-hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, and Mark McKinnon will again take viewers behind the scenes as the Trump and Biden campaigns hurtle toward a historic Election Day in November. Part one of season five launched this past summer, with new weekly 30-minute episodes premiering in August and continuing through the U.S. election.
DESUS & MERO
New episodes Mondays and Fridays; same day as the US
In this weekly late-night series, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero speak off the cuff and chat with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, politics and more.
OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT
Season three; new episodes Mondays; same day as the US
Dive into a momentous election year to explore the critical question of who could be the next Cartoon President. From the Iowa caucuses and the Democratic campaigns to the impeachment inquiry, the cartoon universe expands to include more political heavyweights, media personalities, international leaders, notable billionaires and perhaps one or two nefarious dictators.
Hollywood action man Vin Diesel stars as antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy, in this groundbreaking action-adventure trilogy that includes: Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick and Riddick.
THE MUMMY COLLECTION
Embark on the ultimate action adventure that spans continents and centuries in the spectacular Mummy Trilogy: The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK COLLECTION
The legendary Alfred Hitchcock is universally celebrated as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time and “The Master of Suspense”. Now jump into some of his greatest ever works, including: Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Rope and Saboteur.
DISTURBING THE PEACE
1 October (SVOD exclusive)
Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce stars as a small-town marshal who hasn’t carried a gun since he left the Texas Rangers after a tragic shooting. Forced to pick up his gun again, the grizzled marshal this time does battle with a gang of outlaw bikers that has invaded the town to pull off a brazen and violent heist.
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
3 October (available in 4K)
Oscar-winning director Ron Howard and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer bring Christmas’ best-loved grump to life with the help of the irrepressible Jim Carrey as The Grinch. Why is The Grinch such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) takes matters into her own hands and turns both Whoville and The Grinch’s world upside down, inside out…and funny side up in her search for the true meaning of Christmas.
WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS
Zac Efron stars in a story about what it takes to find your voice. Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, aspiring 23-year-old DJ Cole spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James, who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for.
Starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black, this romantic comedy from the director of Something’s Gotta Give and What Women Want follows two women who trade homes only to find that a change of address can change their lives. Iris (Winslet) is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda (Diaz), realises the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. But shortly after arriving at their destinations, both women find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance.
ARE WE OFFICIALLY DATING
Starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, Are We Officially Dating? follows three guys who vow to maintain their single status for as long as possible in support of a friend devastated by a recent breakup. But the plan gets derailed when they each fall in love and have to secretly work around their pledge to bachelorhood, while trying to figure out the complications of modern day relationships.
1 October (Every episode; SVOD exclusive)
Based on the stories of real women, and the men who surround them, this provocative character-driven series centres on the formidable Margaret Wells and her daughters, as she struggles to reconcile the role of mother with brothel owner. When her business comes under attack from a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret will fight back, even if it means putting her family at risk. Combining wit with high drama, this fast-paced tale of family, power and brutal economics shines a light on the extraordinary businesswomen who helped to build the London we know, and the stories we continue to see, now, today and everywhere.
68 Whiskey chronicles the lives of a diverse group of Army medics stationed in Afghanistan. The medics rely on friendship, vices and a shared sense of purpose to carry them through a dangerous and sometimes absurd world.
7 October (every episode)
Miranda Hart’s farcical, affectionate, laugh-out-loud sitcom introduces us to a woman desperate to fit in, and lead a normal life. But… Miranda finds it impossible to stand up to her eccentric mother Penny (Patricia Hodge) who makes embarrassing and desperate attempts to marry her off. Her rivalry with boarding school chum and PR Sloane Tilly (Sally Phillips) gets her in to all sorts of trouble as she can’t help but lie to impress her; and worst of all her hapless pursuits of long-term crush Gary (Tom Ellis) means she always ends up flat on her face – literally in most cases.
8 October (every episode)
This acclaimed comedy drama follows the lives and loves of a group of individuals brought together by life, love and circumstance. Whether desperate to find true love, or at least keep their relationships on track, this is a wry and funny look at a generation which is as confused as it is liberated by the choices it faces. Will the chill in their feet put out the passion that burns in their hearts?
9 October (season six; SVOD exclusive)
Team Flash spent last season dealing with not one, but two Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne, aka Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh), and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris’ daughter, Nora West-Allen, aka XS. The stakes were higher than ever during the season five finale, which culminated in Barry and Iris (Grant Gustin and Candace Patton) losing their daughter after only just getting to know her. How will they deal with saying goodbye to their speedster daughter, and what does Thawne’s escape mean for Team Flash? Find out in season six, as Team Flash contends with an all-new villain, Dr. Ramsey Rosso (Sendhil Ramamurthy, Heroes) aka Bloodwork!
12 October (seasons one – three)
Starring Oscar-winner Rami Malek and Golden Globe Award-winner Christian Slater, Mr. Robot follows a young programmer named Elliot who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides he can only connect to people by hacking them. Like a superhero, he wields his hacking powers as a weapon to protect the people he cares about from those who are trying to hurt them. Ultimately, Elliot finds himself at the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for, his alter-ego hacking exploits at night and an underworld hacking collective trying to recruit him to help bring down the one percent.
14 October (every episode)
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) stars as Harry Gordon Selfridge in this acclaimed drama series following a flamboyant and troubled American retail tycoon and showman seeking to provide shoppers with the ultimate merchandise and thrill in 1909 London.
19 October (season three)
Unforgotten s is the story of someone who committed murder and escaped justice for nearly forty years. Using a unique structure, and revealing the identity of the killer part-way through, the series looks at how such an historic investigation affects the lives of all touched by it, from the first police knock on the door to the final tabloid report on the murderer in his prison cell three months after the conviction.
22 October (season one)
An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders is sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, a mission that goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani (Christina Ochoa), one of the unit’s first female helicopter pilots, and her commanding officer, Captain Leland Gallo (Matt Barr), while the whereabouts of their comrade Jimmy Kam (W. Trè Davis) are unknown. Now back in the U.S., Madani and Gallo are the only ones who know the truth about what really went wrong in Somalia.
27 October (season one)
Informer 3838 is based on the events involving Australian gangland lawyer turned police informer, Nicola Gobbo. Starring Ella Scott Lynch (Doctor Doctor) as the infamous “Lawyer X”, this criminal drama series marks the return of a number of Underbelly stars, including Gyton Grantley (House Husbands) who reprises his role as Carl Williams and Robert Mammone (Janet King) who stars as Tony Mokbel.
28 October (season one; SVOD exclusive)
Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong investigates a missing person case in Morecambe. As a police Family Liaison Officer, she’s trained never to get emotionally involved. But Lisa realises she’s got a personal connection with this frightened family.
30 October (seasons one – four)
MacGyver, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Lucas Till, X-Men Franchise), who creates a clandestine organisation within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives.