Eden

From the creators of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Skins , the eight-part drama series is currently in production.

Stan has commissioned Eden , a brand new eight-part Stan Original Series which lays bare the dark and secret lives of a raft of characters in a place that looks very much like paradise. Inspired by the iconic beauty of the town of Byron Bay, the series is currently shooting in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales with major production investment from Screen Australia.

From the creators of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and the reboot of Seachange, Every Cloud Productions’ Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox , and the creator of the U.K. cult hit Skins , Bryan Elsley , Eden will star a diverse cast of young actors, led by Sophie Wilde and BeBe Bettencourt , alongside Keiynan Lonsdale ( The Flash ), Cody Fern ( American Horror Story ), Cassandra Sorrell ( The Ugliest Duckling ), Claude Jabbour ( Stateless ), Alexandria Steffensen ( Happy Feet ), Christopher James Baker ( Ozark ) and Samuel Johnson ( Molly ). Acclaimed filmmaker John Curran (Stan Original Series Bloom, Tracks, Chappaquiddick ) will serve as set-up director on the series, with AACTA Award-winner Mirrah Foulkes ( Judy & Punch ) also attached to direct.

Exploring the unseen lives of a collective of locals after the disappearance of a young woman, Eden was created by Australia’s own award-winning emerging writer-director Vanessa Gazy ( Highway ), who will serve as head writer and executive produce the series. The eight-part, one-hour drama has been developed in collaboration with Bryan Elsley and is based on an original concept by Deb Cox. Elsley, who founded the U.K.’s Balloon Entertainment with comedian Harry Enfield, previously worked with Every Cloud on the web series Deadlock . Fiona McConaghy (Stan Original Series The Gloaming ) will produce the series.

Nick Forward, Chief Content Officer at Stan, said: “With the creative force of Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox working behind the scenes, in tandem with the U.K.’s formidable Bryan Elsley and our own rising star Vanessa Gazy, Eden promises to be an extraordinary original series.”

Sally Caplan, Head of Content at Screen Australia, said: “We were very impressed by the scripts from exciting new talent, creator Vanessa Gazy, teaming up with Bryan Elsley and Every Cloud Productions who have a track record of creating premium drama. The team have used a unique storytelling style to create a captivating mystery set against the distinctive Australian backdrop of Byron Bay, and I can’t wait to see it.”

Deb Cox, Every Cloud Productions, said: “It’s been wonderful working with Stan to build on our long-term experience of drawing stories from the region and to revisit our previous creative collaboration with Bryan Elsley. Introducing Vanessa’s fearless storytelling to that mix has created a series dramatically unlike any other previously seen on Australian television.”

Bryan Elsley, Balloon Entertainment, said: “What’s really exciting about Eden has been the discovery of such terrific writing talent in Australia. Our all-female writing team, led by Vanessa Gazy, have brought fresh and distinctive voices. Combining their talents with a knock-out cast will make for exhilarating television.”

Maartje Horchner, EVP Content, all3media, noted: “We are so pleased to see two of our celebrated producers working together with us on this fabulous series. We have been involved in Eden since it’s concept stage – and with Stan’s commitment it’s great to see a show going into production this year. The combined talents of Bryan Elsley’s team with Deb and Fiona at Every Cloud have secured great young talent in the cast of this character based mystery – and we are confident that this will be a destination series for leading platforms around the world.”

Grainne Brunsdon, Head of Screen NSW, said: “I’m thrilled the production of Eden will bring focus to the Northern Rivers region, using the breathtaking landscapes for on-screen locations, while also increasing local jobs and boosting the region’s economy. We look forward to tuning into Eden on Stan in the near future.”

  • Stan Original Series Eden is produced by Every Cloud Productions and Balloon Entertainment.

  • Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW. Financed with support from all3media International who is the global distribution partner on the series.

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TBI reports US-based Spectrum Originals has acquired Eden and will show it on Spectrum on Demand next year.

EDEN

THE BRAND NEW STAN ORIGINAL SERIES

HERE’S YOUR FIRST LOOK AT EDEN , AN IMPERFECT PARADISE

Starring BeBe Bettencourt, Sophie Wilde, Keiynan Lonsdale, Cody Fern, Samuel Johnson and Christopher James Baker, Eden will take us deep inside the dark heart of paradise and is coming soon only on Stan.

Featuring a young and diverse cast, Eden was shot in and around the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and is led by Australian up-and-comers BeBe Bettencourt ( The Dry ) and Sophie Wilde ( Bird ), alongside stars Keiynan Lonsdale ( The Flash ), Cody Fern ( American Horror Story ), TV Week Gold Logie Award-winner Samuel Johnson ( Molly ) and Christopher James Baker ( True Detective ).

The mystery of Eden unfolds in an idyllic coastal town, where the disappearance of a young woman triggers a devastating chain of events which lays bare the dark and hidden heart of the community. Long buried secrets are dragged into the open as lives and deeds intersect over one fractured summer and its aftermath.

This complex, multi-generational tale also stars Australian favourites Rachael Blake ( Cleverman ), Leeanna Walsman ( Penguin Bloom ), Simon Lyndon ( Mystery Road ) and Maggie Kirkpatrick ( Sando , The Letdown ).

An exploration of human relationships through the lens of sex and desire, Eden boasts an all female writing team, led by head writer Vanessa Gazy ( Highway ), alongside Jess Brittain ( Clique ), Anya Beyersdorf ( Shakespeare Now ), Clare Sladden ( Freudian Slip ) and Penelope Chai ( Other People’s Problems ).

Created in collaboration by Every Cloud Productions’ Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox , and the creator of the UK cult hit Skins , Balloon Entertainment’s Bryan Elsley , the series is produced by Fiona McConaghy (Stan Original Series The Gloaming ) and directed by John Curran (Stan Original Series Bloom ), Mirrah Foulkes ( Judy & Punch ) and Peter Andrikidis ( Janet King ). All eight episodes of the series are shot by award-winning cinematographer Geoffrey Hall (Stan Original Series Bloom ).

The Stan Original Series Eden is produced by Every Cloud Productions and Balloon Entertainment. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW. Financed with support from all3media International who is the global distribution partner on the series.

The Stan Original Series Eden is coming soon only on Stan, with further premiere details to come.

Eden debuts on Stan on June 11 with all eight episodes available at once.

The series has also been picked up by US streamer Spectrum, which will make it available in July.

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