Australian streaming giant Stan has shed some light on what we can expect from their upcoming OG series Bloom including its stacked cast, filled with major local talent.
Joining the cast of the 6-part mystery drama is two-time Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom) alongside icon Bryan Brown (The Light Between Oceans, Red Dog True Blue, Gods of Egypt), Aussie darling Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries), yr boi Ryan Corr (Holding the Man, Hacksaw Ridge), old mate Daniel Henshall (The Babadook) and last, but defo not least, Sam Reid (’71, Prime Suspect 1973, The Railway Man).
Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom
Phoebe Tonkin in The Originals
Ryan Corr in Wolf Creek
Earlier this year it was announced that leading Australian production company, Playmaker, had produced the Victoria-based series in partnership with Sony Pictures Television which is set to be distributed globally.
Production has already began on the series with acclaimed film director, John Curran (Tracks, Chappaquiddick, Praise) at the helm of the highly anticipated project.
The show is set one year after a mass flood claimed the lives of five locals in a country town and in its place, a ~mysterious~ new plant appears with the ability to restore their youth.
Stan’s Chief Content Officer, Nick Forward said of the star-studded cast via the show’s press release:
“The assembled cast, including the remarkable Jacki Weaver, is a testament to the uniqueness of Glen’s vision, the scale of the production and the calibre of Playmaker and Sony as our local and international partners on the project. With a director of John’s track record behind the camera we couldn’t be more excited to be kicking off production across Victoria on our biggest Original yet.”
Tonkin hinted towards her casting in the series over the weekend by posting a photo alongside a Stan directors chair.
“Very grateful and excited to be back home shooting again,” she captioned the image.
Stan Original Series BLOOM will premiere exclusively on Stan this Summer.