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STAN’S JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS

See what new TV shows and movies are coming to Stan in January. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

STAN ORIGINALS

New Year’s Day
A Stan Original Series / All Episodes at Once

Only on Stan.

The 10-part Stan Original Series Bump centres around Oly (played by Nathalie Morris), an ambitious and high-achieving teenage girl who has a surprise baby; and the complications that ensue for two families. Set in and around a high school in contemporary inner Sydney and following the main characters home, Bump explores unexpected motherhood, unwelcome new relatives, and unintended consequences with humour and emotional honesty. The drama series stars Claudia Karvan (Stan’s The Other Guy), who leads as Oly’s mother and also acts as a producer of the series. Claudia is joined by Angus Sampson (Fargo), along with a diverse cast of fresh and exciting talent including, Nathalie Morris, Carlos Sanson Jnr, Catalina Palma, Safia Arain, Paula Garcia, Ioane Saula, Peter Thurnwald and Ricardo Scheihing Vasquez. The Stan Original Series is produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond (Stan’s Romper StomperAustralian Gangster) and reunites Claudia Karvan with her fellow Love My Way producer John Edwards (Stan’s Romper StomperThe Secret Life of Us). The series is also produced by Dan Edwards (Stan’s Romper Stomper). The sharply funny and fast-paced relationship drama is directed by Geoff Bennett (Stan’s Wolf Creek), Gracie Otto (Stan’s The Other Guy) and Leticia Caceres (The True History of Billie the Kid).WATCH TRAILER

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERES

New Year’s Day
Brand New Series / New Episodes Weekly
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.

Inspired by the characters of Sir Terry Pratchett’s comic-fantasy Discworld book series, this brand new eight-part high-concept drama features an all-star cast led by Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), who’s joined by Lara Rossi (I May Destroy You), Adam Hugill (1917), Jo Eaton-Kent (Don’t Forget the Driver), Marama Corlett (Blood Drive) and Sam Adewunmi (The Last Tree) as Carcer Dun. Wendell Pierce (The WireSelma) and Matt Berry (What We Do in the ShadowsYear of the Rabbit) also feature in the series, voicing the characters of DEATH, a dry, sardonic Grim Reaper, and Wayne, a magical speaking sword, respectively. The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it.WATCH TRAILER

January 22
Brand New Series / New Episodes Weekly
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.

Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) stars in the highly anticipated reimagining of the iconic Walker, Texas Ranger as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. As Walker attempts to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his family, and find unexpected common ground with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history), he begins to grow increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.

Every iconic episode of the original series starring Chuck Norris is also coming to Stan from January 8.WATCH TRAILER

January 6
Season 2 / New Episodes Weekly

Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.

This funny, heartfelt drama focuses on Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy), a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her – her family, co-workers and complete strangers – through popular songs. At first, she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbour, Mo (Alex Newell), and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realises this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before.

January 19
Season 3  / New Episodes Weekly

Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.

Based on the real life high school years of former NFL star Spencer Paysinger, the last season of All American saw star wide receiver Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) facing a huge moral decision: turn his back on his success and return to his family or stay at the affluent Beverly Hills High School that can help further his football dream? Starring Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Samantha Logan, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian, Karima Westbrook, Monét Mazur, Taye Diggs and Chelsea Tavares, All American Season 3 promises even more high-octane drama in 2021, following Spencer’s decision to leave Beverly Hills High behind to return to Crenshaw and play for his late father’s team – with his longtime coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs) coming along for the ride with him.WATCH TRAILER

January 2
Season 13 & 
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
New Episodes Weekly
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.

After winning six Emmy Awards in 2020 and solidifying itself as the most awarded reality competition show in history, the highly anticipated new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is bringing together thirteen fabulous queens, including the series first Trans Man contestant, as they vie for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and a cash prize of $100,000. The Emmy-nominated after-show RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked will also premiere exclusively on Stan, same day as the US. Untucked brings viewers behind the scenes to the backstage drama as the queens anxiously await their fate and see who will need to lip-sync for their life to avoid the week’s elimination.WATCH TRAILER

January 15
Season 2 / New Episodes Weekly

Same Day as the U.K.

Happy Ru Year indeed! Hot off the high heels of the announcement that RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 will premiere 2 January only on Stan, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is also back with a brand new season premiering 15 January. RuPaul will be joined once again by Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton, with Vicar of Dibley icon Dawn French and infamous gamer Gemma Collins, also confirmed to guest star. A double dose of drag excellence, it’s the first time that Drag Race seasons will overlap and hunties, Mama Ru couldn’t be happier.

January 11
Season 6 / New Episodes Weekly

Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.

The Circus returns for its sixth season just in time for the crucial Georgia run-off elections that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. The first half of season six will consist of eight episodes. Prominent political strategist and commentator Jennifer Palmieri will join season six as a co-host along with John Heilemann, Alex Wagner and Mark Mckinnon. Palmieri was a guest contributor for season five and was Communications Director for the Clinton 2016 Presidential Campaign and White House Communications Director for President Obama. She is the author of number-one New York Times bestselling book, Dear Madam President as well as her new book She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man’s World. 

January 14
Season 4 / New Episodes Weekly

Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.

A breakout hit with critics, Search Party isabout a group of four privileged, self-absorbed twenty-somethings who unwittingly become involved in a death and are forced to cover it up. The series stars Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) who is also a producer on the series, John Paul Reynolds (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Meredith Hagner (Younger), John Early (Bad Neighbours 2) and Brandon Micheal Hall (God Friended Me). In the new season, Dory (Shawkat) is held prisoner by her psychotic stalker Chip (Cole Escola), who is determined to make Dory believe that they are best friends. Meanwhile, Portia (Hagner) is starring in a film about the trial, although not as herself; Elliott (Early) has switched party lines to become a far-right conservative talk show host; and Drew (Reynolds) is trying to escape his dark past by working as a costumed cast member in a theme park. As the friends begin to connect the dots that Dory might not be touring Europe as her faked social media posts suggest, they must decide whether or not to put their traumatic pasts behind them and once again become a search party – but this time, for Dory.

Christmas Day
Brand New Film

Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.K.

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse is a heart-warming Christmas film inspired by the true encounter between a six-year-old Roald Dahl and his idol Beatrix Potter. A magical story of what really can happen when you are brave enough to follow your dreams, joining Dawn French who plays Beatrix, the cast includes Jessica Hynes, Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman, Nina Sosanya, Bill Bailey and Nick Mohammed.

CONTINUING SERIES

New Episodes Sundays
Season Finale January 3

Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.

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 rigours 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.WATCH TRAILER

New Episodes Sundays
Brand New Event Series

Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.

Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston stars in this gripping legal thriller as Michael Desiato, a respected New Orleans judge whose teenage son, Adam (Hunter Doohan), is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. SAG Award winner Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name) stars as Jimmy Baxter, the much-feared head of a crime family opposite Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Hope Davis (For the People) as his wife, Gina, who might be even more dangerous than her husband. The series also stars Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire), and Sofia Black-D’Elia (The Night Of). Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney of The Affair will guest star as Fiona McKee, a fearless prosecutor trying a major case in Desiato’s courtroom. Additional guest stars include Amy Landecker (Transparent), Emmy winner Margo Martindale (The Americans), Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black), Chet Hanks (Empire), Lamar Johnson (The Hate You Give) and Lilli Kay (Chambers).  WATCH TRAILER

MOVIES

New Year’s Day

The Jurassic World theme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park’s attractions – a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island. Now it’s up to Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save the park’s tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.

January 2

Grammy Award-winning rap phenomenon Eminem makes his feature film debut in this gripping story about the boundaries that hold us back – and the courage that can set us free. For Jimmy Smith, Jr. (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit’s vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment… is another chance. 

January 6

If you could commit any crime without consequences, what would you do? From the producer of Paranormal Activity and Sinister, comes an inventive thriller that dares you to survive the most dangerous night in America – The Purge – when all crime is legal for 12 hours. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.

January 6

The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy takes it to the streets for the country’s yearly 12 hours of anarchy, when all crime is legal. This new story follows an unlikely group of five strangers over the course of the night. As they fight to survive a night fraught with impossible decisions, these strangers will find out just how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other.

January 8

Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) has gone 40 years without “doing it.” Now his pals are making it their mission to help him score… fast! Can he survive their hilariously bad advice? Will he land in the arms of the way-too-experienced or the way-too-drunk? Or can he find true love where he least expects it?

January 9

Academy Award-winner Brad Pitt stars as the leader of a small group of soldiers assigned to infiltrate occupied France during World War II and engage in targeted acts of retribution against Nazi officers. A hyper-violent, hyper-stylized action war epic from Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds boasts an all-star cast that includes Christoph Waltz, Mike Myers, Samuel L. Jackson, Maggie Cheung, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth and B.J. Novak. War is hell.

January 14

From Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, Superbad), Trainwreck follows Amy (Amy Schumer), who was always taught that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment. But when she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of a new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be onto something.

January 16

The battle for Earth begins at sea in this epic action-adventure starring Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson. An international naval coalition becomes the world’s last hope for survival as they engage a hostile alien force of unimaginable strength. Ripping across sea, sky and land, Battleship is packed with spectacular visual effects and explosive action.

January 22

Seth Rogen stars in this comedy about a father who has his life upended when a frat house run by an obnoxious student (Zac Efron) moves in next door. This results in an epic battle of wills. Produced by Seth Rogen and directed by Nicholas Stoller (The Muppets), this outrageous film also stars Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Ike Barinholtz.

January 23

From the Producer of Alice in Wonderland comes a new vision that turns a legendary tale into an action-adventure epic. The evil Queen Ravenna (Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron) will rule forever if she can take the life of Snow White (Kristen Stewart), so she dispatches the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track her down. But the wicked ruler never imagined that the Huntsman would train the girl to become a brave warrior, skilled in the art of war.

TV SHOWS

New Year’s Day
Every Episode

Based on the best-selling series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and executive produced by Josh Schwartz (Chuck, The O.C.) and Stephanie Savage (The O.C.), Gossip Girl is based on the lives of privileged Manhattan prep school teens. The students first learn that Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), once the Upper East Side’s most notorious party girl, is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives: from the blog of the all-knowing albeit ultra-secretive Gossip Girl. No one knows Gossip Girl’s identity, but everyone in this exclusive and complicated vicious circle relies on her website and text messages for the latest scoop. Even Serena’s closest friend, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), is surprised to find that Serena has suddenly ended her self-imposed exile at boarding school and returned to Manhattan. Keeping track of the shifting friendships, jealousies and turmoil in this wealthy and complex world isn’t easy, but it’s what Gossip Girl does best! XOXO

January 5
Every Episode

In this co-production from Sky and Showtime, Benedict Cumberbatch gives a sparkling performance as Patrick Melrose, a troubled member of the English upper class who tries to make sense of his life following the death of his father. Based on the novels by Edward St Aubyn, the show follows Patrick’s life from his childhood in the South of France in the 1960s, to his adult life in New York and London. Hugo Weaving and Jennifer Jason Leigh also star.

January 7
Every Episode

Graves tells the story of President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte), a former two-term POTUS as he embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. With topics ranging from immigration to gay rights, to foreign policy to public funding for arts and sciences, Graves holds nothing sacred as he unspools some of his administration’s proudest victories. His enlightenment takes place just as his wife Margaret Graves (Sela Ward) decides it’s finally time for her to pursue her own political ambitions.

January 8
Every Episode

To celebrate the launch of the brand new reimagined series on January 22, every episode of the original Walker, Texas Ranger is coming to Stan! Action superstar Chuck Norris battles bad guys, lowlifes, and evil criminal masterminds in all eight thrill-packed, butt-kicking seasons of this iconic series . A modern-day peace officer with a Wild West sense of resolve, Ranger Cordell Walker (Norris) is ably assisted by fellow Ranger James Trivette (Clarence Gilyard), Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cahill (Sheree J. Wilson), and retired ex-partner CD Parker (Noble Willingham).

January 12
Season 2

Roisin Conaty’s award-winning GameFace returns for a second season. Roisin stars as gung-ho heroine, Marcella, a 30-something aspiring actress with a chaotic life and big dreams. The first season swooped between laugh-out-loud silliness and tender, truthful observation as Marcella grappled with her career, overcame heartbreak and dealt with her eccentric family. All with her questionable life-coach, best friends and long-suffering driving instructor by her side.

January 14
Every Episode

1619, Virginia. On what feels like the edge of the world sits the English colony of Jamestown. The settlement barely survived its first decade but is now on the brink of a new era with the arrival of Governor Sir George Yeardley. With him is a Charter granting land to the earliest male settlers in reward for their loyalty. He has also brought with him 90 women to ‘make wives’. These women have been shipped over to encourage settlers to marry and ensure that the colony flourishes. Leaving behind a troubled past or searching for a better life, they join a settlement searching for its future. As this fledgling society evolves, we explore all that is good and ill about mankind, all set against the wild and beautiful backdrop of unspoilt Virginia.

January 15
Every Episode

Cam Calloway thought he’d finally reached the top when he signed his massive contract to play basketball in Atlanta. But the higher you reach, the farther you have to fall. His success has impacted the lives of everyone in his life and that kind of change comes with unintended and far-reaching consequences. The past that he has been desperately trying to avoid comes rushing back with a vengeance and family secrets threaten to destroy everything he has worked so hard to achieve. Plus, Cam’s mom, Cassie Calloway, is dating the man who pays him to wear sneakers. Every silver lining has a cloud.

January 20
Every Episode

SVOD Exclusive

From the producers of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture of the same title, Crash takes an in depth, up-close and deeply personal look at some of the lives slamming together in the melting post of Los Angeles. Led by film icon Dennis Hopper, it’s here where all ends of the social spectrum meet that collisions happen, shattering lives and creating new futures.

January 23
Season 1

This epic and visionary drama follows the Roman invasion of Britain in 43AD, when Kerra (Kelly Reilly), daughter of the King of the Cantii, is forced to put her differences aside with arch-rival Queen Antedia (Zoe Wanamaker) to face their invaders. The Romans, led by General Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey), are determined to succeed where Julius Caesar failed – and conquer this mythical land at the far edge of the Roman Empire. Aulus is a strong and resilient leader, but harbours a deep secret that threatens his mission. As tribes and Druids unite to fight the Romans, Kerra is thrust into the most important role of her life as she spearheads the resistance against the might of the Roman army.

January 25
Miniseries

His skill to escape from water tanks is legendary but breaking the shackles of his past proves more challenging. Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody stars in Houdini, which follows the renowned master of escape’s transformation from immigrant to superstar. Driven and disciplined, Houdini pushed his limits to accomplish feats that amazed all. And though they saw what he wanted them to see, his reality was more elusive than his daring escapes.

January 29
Every Episode
SVOD Exclusive

Mayor Tom Kane (Golden Globe Winner Kelsey Grammer) is King of Chicago and he rules his domain with an iron fist. Deception, scandal, and betrayal go hand in hand with Kane’s form of politics. As long as he gets the job done, the people of Chicago look the other way. Despite being the most effective mayor in recent history, Kane is hiding a dark secret. A degenerative brain disorder is ripping everything away from him and he can’t trust his memory, his closest allies, or even himself.

KIDS

January 3
Academy Award-winner and Best Picture nominee, Babe is the inspirational story of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. But when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins him at the county fair, Babe discovers
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