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RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE DOWN UNDER, GIRLS5EVA, THE BOLD TYPE, and more coming to STAN in May

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Stan have released their upcoming titles in May, launching with the highly-anticipated RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.


STAN ORIGINAL SERIES

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under
May 1
Stan Original Series / New Episodes Saturdays
Only on Stan
This brand new eight-part Stan Original Series will be the first time there has been a local version of the hit franchise here in Australia. RuPaul himself will be hosting, with drag icon Michelle Visage and Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson by his side on the main judging panel. Special celebrity guest stars Taika Waititi, Kylie Minogue, Dannii Minogue and many more will also join in on the fun, adding their own unique flair to the series. The queens who will be racing down the runway soon are: Anita Wigl’it (Auckland, NZ), Art Simone (Geelong, VIC), Coco Jumbo (Sydney, NSW), Elektra Shock (Auckland, NZ), Etcetera Etcetera (Sydney, NSW), JoJo Zaho (Newcastle, NSW), Karen from Finance (Melbourne, VIC), Kita Mean (Auckland, NZ), Maxi Shield (Sydney, NSW) and Scarlet Adams (Perth, WA).


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERES

Girls5eva
May 7
Brand New Series / All Episodes at Once
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.
Executive produced by Tina Fey (30 Rock) and starring Grammy Award-winner and Tony and EmmyAward-nominated singer Sara BareillesGirls5eva follows a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s, who when sampled by a young rapper, reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, ageing parents, and shoulder pain, but can‘t they also be Girls5eva? The series also stars Grammy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Emmy winning Saturday Night Live mainstay and comedy icon Paula Pell (A.P. Bio), and New York Times Best-Selling author, actor, activist, writer and host Busy Philipps (Cougar Town).

The Bold Type
May 27
Season 5 / New Episodes Thursdays  
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S. 
After four empowering seasons, Kat, Jane, and Sutton will bid farewell to Scarlet Magazine. A worldwide hit, the farewell episodes of the fan-favourite series will celebrate the trio’s journey into becoming who they were each meant to be. Nikohl Boosheri will also recur as fan favourite character Adena El-Amin. Season 4 of The Bold Type left Kat, Jane and Sutton at their limits both personally and professionally at Scarlet Magazine. In the final season, our trio is on the brink of defining who they really are and how to best leave their mark on the world. Their futures are bright, and their love and support for each other will never change.  

The Girlfriend Experience
May 2
Season 3 
Double Episode Premiere / Then New Episodes Sundays
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.
The third instalment of The Girlfriend Experience from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Contagion) is set amidst the London tech scene and focuses on Iris (Julia Goldani Telles), a neuroscience major. As she begins to explore the transactional world of ‘The Girlfriend Experience’, Iris quickly learns that her client sessions provide her with a compelling edge in the tech world and vice versa. She then begins to question whether her actions are driven by free will, or something else altogether, and heads down a deep path of exploration.

Domina
May 15
Brand New Series / All Episodes at Once
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.K. 
Led by Kasia Smutniak (Dolittle), Liam Cunningham (Game Of Thrones) and Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet), this eight-episode landmark series follows Livia’s (Kasia Smutniak) journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her sons. Livia and her peers navigate their way through a brutal society by means of strategy, conspiracy, seduction and murder. Domina stars Kasia Smutniak (Perfect Strangers, Them, Devils) playing Livia Drusilla, with the young Livia played by Nadia Parkes (The Spanish Princess), and supported by an international stellar cast including Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) playing Livius, Livia’s father, and Colette Tchantcho (The Witcher) as Antigone, Livia’s best friend, ex-slave and closest ally. 

Black Monday
May 24
Season 3 / New Episodes Mondays  
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S. 
Starring Don Cheadle (Ironman Franchise) and Regina Hall (Insecure), and created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (Marry Me), Black Monday follows the employees at Wall Street trading firm the Jammer Group in the year leading up to Oct. 19, 1987, better known as the real-life global stock market crash called Black Monday. In addition to Hall and Cheadle (whose work as Mo has scored two Emmy nods for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series), the Black Monday cast includes Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells (Girls), Casey Wilson (Happy Endings), Paul Scheer (The League), Ken Marino (The Other Two), Yassir Lester (Champions) and Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live). 

Intergalactic
May 1
Brand New Series / All Episodes at Once 
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.K.
This high octane drama stars Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark)Thomas Turgoose (This is England), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Natasha O’Keeffe (Peaky Blinders)Savannah Steyn (The Tunnel, Wannabe), Oliver Coopersmith (Tin Star), Imogen Daines (Black Mirror), new comer Diany Samba-Bandza (Jack Ryan), Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham) and Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty) in an epic taleset against the backdrop of the galaxy. Written by award-winning showrunner Julie Gearey (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), the series tells the story of fearless young cop and galactic pilot, Ash Harper (Steyn), who has her glittering career ripped away from her after being wrongly convicted of a treasonous crime and exiled to a distant prison colony. 

Bloods
May 6
Brand New Series / All Episodes at Once 
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.K. 
When tough-acting loner Maleek (Samson Kayo) is paired with over-friendly divorcee Wendy (Jane Horrocks), their partnership looks dead on arrival. But pretty soon they’re giving each other life support. The six-part comedy series centres on two mismatched paramedics and their fellow ambulance station colleagues, all working for a south London emergency service. An ensemble comedy, set within the fast-paced, never-ending rush of 999 call outs, Bloods charts Maleek and Wendy’s struggle to gain the respect of their fellow paramedics.


FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

I Am Greta
May 1
Feature Documentary
SVOD Exclusive 
The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta – a shy schoolgirl with Asperger’s – in her rise to prominence, and her galvanising global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her astonishing wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.

My War on Drugs
May 3
Feature Documentary 
Only on Stan.
Inspirational, powerful and polemical documentary presented by Anne Buckley, a former drug addict of 17 years. Former heroin addict, Anne Buckley is on a mission to decriminalise drugs. She spent 17 years addicted to heroin and methadone. Now, five years clean, and a journalism graduate, Anne tells her own compelling story of addiction and recovery through this insightful film that argues drug addiction is a health issue – exacerbated by environmental factors – not a criminal one.

Belushi
May 6
Feature Documentary
SVOD Exclusive
Director R.J. Cutler takes a revealing look at the brilliant life of comedic legend John Belushi. Known for his iconic characters and sketches on both stage and screen, few people knew his personal side, until now. Never-before-seen photos, letters and home-movies from the Belushi family archive give intimate access to the world-famous superstar. 

Notorious
May 7
Feature Documentary
Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the history of Mixed Martial Arts. Filmed over the course of 4 years, Notorious is the exclusive, all access account of Conor’s meteoric rise from claiming benefits and living in his parents’ spare room in Dublin to claiming multiple championship UFC belts and seven figure pay-packets in Las Vegas. Featuring unprecedented access, never before seen moments and explosive fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at a sporting icon and his spectacular rise from the bottom to the very top. 

Senna
May 14
Feature Documentary
SVOD Exclusive 
The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brazil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing.Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest Motor racing driver of all time – and in Brazil as a Saint. 

Venus and Serena
May 29
Feature Documentary
An unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister act professional tennis has ever seen. With unprecedented access, the film tells the inspiring story of how these two women, against all odds, but with the help of visionary parents, made it to the top.

Lost Kingdom of the Black Pharoahs
May 12
Feature Documentary 
Only on Stan.
For nearly 100 years, Ancient Egypt was ruled by a dynasty known as the Black Pharaohs. Now, archaeologists are working to excavate their magnificent sites – from pyramids to temples – along the Sudanese Nile Valley.

Fighters
May 23
Feature Documentary 
Only on Stan.
Take an inside look at Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), a sport so extreme it has been banned in many countries, including France. This insightful film follows four French champions, examining the brutal realities of the sport.

You Cannot Kill David Arquette
May 25
Feature Documentary 
Only on Stan.
Following his infamous championship marketing stunt for the film Ready to Rumble, David Arquette is widely known as the most hated man in pro-wrestling. Nearly 20 years after he “won” the title, Arquette seeks redemption by returning to the ring.

Momentum Generation
May 28
Feature Documentary 
For the first time, the core members of surfing’s most legendary crew have agreed to tell their story together, giving the filmmakers unprecedented access to their inner circle, and tens of thousands of hours of private archives.


CONTINUING SERIES

City on a Hill
New Episodes Sundays
Season 2
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.
Starring Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Aldis Hodge (The Invisible Man) and executive produced by Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, alongside Tom Fontana, the second season of City on a Hill centres on a federal housing project in the Roxbury neighbourhood of Boston that is plagued with drug violence and a rightful distrust in local law enforcement. As coalition leader Grace Campbell (Pernell Walker) works tirelessly on behalf of the community, her efforts are undermined by gang activity happening right under her nose. Enter irreverent FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Bacon), who is here to exploit Boston’s defective criminal justice system in a desperate attempt to salvage his own career. Unfortunately for Jackie, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) is onto his adversary’s latest misstep. In time, the personal antagonism between these two escalates to an all-out war between the offices of the U.S. Attorney and the Suffolk DA. No one is safe from the collateral damage.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
New Episodes Mondays 
Season 2 
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.
As the second season of this acclaimed series continues, Zoey (Jane Levy) is still living at home and she hasn’t heard a heart song since her father’s (Peter Gallagher) death. In Zoey’s absence, Mo (Alex Newell) has befriended Zoey’s love triangle Max (Skylar Astin) and Simon (John Clarence Stewart). Both men are still vying for Zoey’s attention and love; while also becoming friends. With everything Zoey is dealing with, she’s still faced with the dilemma of choosing between the “handsome one or the more handsome one”. Featuring musical numbers galore (choreographed by the Emmy award-winning Mandy Moore), the season two finale will see Zoey get more than she bargained for when she attempts to help her friends bond together.

Godfather of Harlem
New Episodes Tuesdays 
Season 2
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.
The Emmy Award Winning series is back with another season finding Bumpy Johnson (Academy Award Winner, Forest Whitaker) battling the New York Crime families for control of the lucrative and murderous “French Connection,” the pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbor. With a distribution syndicate that includes black crime bosses from other major U.S. cities, Bumpy takes a cue from his friend Malcolm X’s message of black economic nationalism. His ambitious plan will face challenges from not only the Italians, but his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell, prosecutor Robert Morgenthau, and even Malcolm himself. Once again, Godfather of Harlem explores the collision of the criminal underworld and civil rights in the colourful, tumultuous year of 1964.In addition to Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), season two sees the return of stars Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Daredevil), Nigel Thatch (Selma, American Dreams), Ilfenesh Hadera (She’s Gotta Have It, Baywatch), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandelorian)Lucy Fry (Stan’s Wolf Creek), Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born) and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy.

Younger
New Episodes Thursdays
Season 7
Only on Stan. / Same Day as the U.S.
From the creator of Sex and the CityYounger stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster with Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis. The series follows Liza Miller (Foster), a talented editor navigating the highly competitive world of publishing while juggling the complications of mixing business with pleasure and facing the lie she created about her age to land her dream job. In season six we finally saw Liza’s big secret revealed with an unforgettable cliff hanger ending to the season. Who knows what our favourite characters will get up to in the final season.

All American
Tuesdays

No Activity
Thursdays

Home Economics
Thursdays

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay
Fridays

Clarice
Fridays

Walker
Fridays

The Moodys
Fridays

Confronting a Serial Killer
Sundays


MOVIES

Pinocchio
May 11
SVOD Exclusive 
Shot in stunning Italian locations, Matteo Garrone’s rich world of mystery and wonder stars Academy Award winning actor Roberto Benigni as Geppetto, the old woodcarver whose puppet creation, Pinocchio, magically comes to life with dreams of becoming a real boy. Easily led astray, Pinocchio (nine-year-old Federico Ielapi) tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a wonderful world full of imaginative creatures – from the belly of a giant fish, to the Land Of Toys and the Field Of Miracles.

Battle of the Sexes
May 22
Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, this acclaimed drama follows the story behind the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which became the most watched television sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposite sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.

The Flood
May 6
SVOD Exclusive 
Set during WWII The Flood is the story of Jarah’s coming-of-age in a brutal and lawless land – growing from a sweet child to a strong, independent and ferocious woman taking on Australia’s corrupt and bigoted system one bad guy at a time.


TV SHOWS

Basketball: A Love Story
May 5
Season 1
Basketball: A Love Story is a series of more than 60 interconnected “short stories” that creates a vibrant mosaic of the game, featuring 165 exclusive interviews. The cast encompasses basketball’s most prominent figures and explores the complex nature of love as it relates to the game. 

Liar
May 15
Season 2
Starring Golden Globe winner and three-time Emmy nominee Joanne Froggatt (Stan Original Series The Commons) and BAFTA Award-winner Ioan Gruffudd (Harrow), the second season of this acclaimed drama sees Andrew Earlham’s body found in the Kent marshes, prompting a murder investigation.

Generation Gifted
May 19
Season 1 – 3 / All Episodes at Once
Only on Stan.
This observational documentary series takes a unique look at social mobility through the eyes of six highly promising 13 year olds, who are all from families with low income, over three critical years. In the first episode we meet three 13 year old girls facing mounting pressure of their first year of exam preparation. For all three, so much of the journey is about personal confidence. All three girls are highly talented and intelligent, they just need the opportunities and self-belief. In the second episode we meet three intelligent 13 year old boys on the cusp of adulthood and facing many uncertainties. They too are talented young people with the potential for a bright future. This charming series explores the challenges facing these six children as they progress to age 16 and sitting their important examination of the year.

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