The streaming kings over at Stan have unveiled more deets about their next original series The Commons including which local and international stars will be leading the charge.
The latest Stan Original Series is a thriller based on a topic near and dear to folks across the globe: climate change.
“Set in the not too distant future, it’s a story about motherhood as the ultimate act of faith in humanity,” the press release reads. “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.”
The series stars 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), alongside 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.).
Also joining the stellar cast is Aussie 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).
Production has already kicked off on the eight-part drama in select locations across Sydney.
The Commons was created by AACTA Award-winning showrunner Shelley Birse (The Code), who wrote the series in collaboration with an award-winning team of local telly writers, including Matt Ford (Hiding), Michael Miller (Cleverman) and Matt Cameron (Jack Irish).
AACTA Award-winner Jeffrey Walker (Riot, Lambs of God) is directing the highly anticipated thriller along with Rowan Woods (Nowhere Boys, Rake) and Jennifer Leacey (Reckoning, The Secrets She Keeps).
The Commons is set to premiere this Summer so keep your eyes peeled on old mate Stan.