Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, and global content leader Lionsgate today released the trailer for the Stan Original Series Prosper, following a blue carpet event held in Sydney last night with the cast in attendance.

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The Stan Original Series Prosper is a razor-sharp drama set in the inner sanctum of the evangelical megachurch, U Star, run by the wealthy and powerful Quinn family. When their charismatic founder and pastor announces an impulsive US expansion, the collision between faith and ambition threatens to tear his family and church apart.

Starring Richard Roxburgh (Rake, Elvis, Stan Original Series Bali 2002) and Rebecca Gibney (Halifax: Retribution, Back to the Rafters, Wanted), the ensemble cast includes Ewen Leslie (Stan Original Series Bali 2002, The Stranger), Ming-Zhu Hii (La Brea, Peter Rabbit), Jacob Collins-Levy (Stan Original Film True History of the Kelly Gang, The Witcher: Blood Origin), Hayley McCarthy (Sylvie’s Love, The Originals), Jordi Webber (Nomad, Deadlands, Power Rangers), Jacek Koman (Moulin Rouge!, Children of Men, Rake), Andrea Solonge (Class of '07, Privileged), Brigid Zengeni (Stan Original Series Totally Completely Fine, The Secret She Keeps), Alex Fitzalan (The Wilds, Slender Man) and Alexander D’Souza in his acting debut.

Alexander D'Souza, Ming-Zhu Hii, Jordi Webber, Hayley McCarthy and Andrea Solonge

Alexander D’Souza, Ming-Zhu Hii, Jordi Webber, Hayley McCarthy and Andrea Solonge

Last night Ming-Zhu Hii, Hayley McCarthy, Jordi Webber, Andrea Solonge, and Alexander D’Souza attended the Stan Blue Carpet and were joined by Matthew Backer (Five Bedrooms, Playschool), Tommy Ropati (Stan Original Series Wolf Like Me, Last King of the Cross), Holly Leonard, Alexander Cheung, Emma Horn, Nat Buchanan, Tok James, Teneale Clifford, Julian Weeks, Nikki Shiels along with influencers Justin Hill, Sam Fricker and more.

Ewen Leslie, Hayley McCarthy, Jordi Webber, Ming-Zhu Hii, Rebecca Gibney

Ewen Leslie, Hayley McCarthy, Jordi Webber, Ming-Zhu Hii, Rebecca Gibney

Created by Matt Cameron (Jack Irish, Secret City) and Jason Stephens (Lambs of God, Upright) and developed with the support of Stan, Lionsgate, Screen Australia and Screen NSW, Prosper is written by Matt Cameron, Liz Doran (Barons, Please Like Me), Louise Fox (Glitch, Broadchurch) and Belinda Chayko (Fires, Stateless). The series is directed by Jennifer Leacey (The Secret She Keeps, Stan Original Series The Commons) and Shaun Wilson (Romantic Getaway, Frayed), and produced by Jason Stephens and Andrew Walker (Deadloch, Rosehaven). Helen Bowden is executive producer for Lingo Pictures and Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie are the executive producers for Stan.

The Stan Original Series Prosper is produced by Lingo Pictures, part of ITV Studios, with major production investment from Screen Australia with the assistance of the NSW Government via Screen NSW and the Made in NSW Fund. Lionsgate will handle all sales outside of Australia.

Having worked together with the BBC and ZDF on drama series The Tourist, gives Stan some leverage when it comes to acquisition of other shows made by the two European broadcasters.

Revealed: Ben Roberts-Smith Truth on Trial premieres on Stan on Sunday, December 10.


Following the success of A Sunburnt Christmas, Christmas on the Farm and Christmas Ransom, the Stan Original Film Jones Family Christmas continues Stan’s tradition as the home of Australian Original Christmas features.

Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, is kicking off the festive season today with the Stan Original Film Jones Family Christmas now streaming, only on Stan. ​
Acclaimed Australian actress Heather Mitchell (Love Me) stars alongside Ella Scott Lynch (Love Child), Max McKenna (While The Men Are Away), Neil Melville (Brilliant Lies) and Nicholas Denton (Dangerous Liaisons) in the multi-generational comedy told through the lens of an Australian family whose holiday gathering is cut short by bushfires.

Eccentric grandmother Heather Jones (Heather Mitchell) has finally managed to get her family under her roof for Christmas. But all is not merry and bright in this rural home. From heartbreak and depression, to meddling mothers and forced frivolity – every member of Heather’s extended clan is fighting an internal battle. And outside things aren’t much better. Before Heather has a chance to interrogate her kids, the family receives a fire evacuation order. Suddenly, the Joneses are on the run. As the mercury rises and danger closes in, Heather and her family must band together as they rediscover what matters most – each other.

Heather Mitchell

Heather Mitchell

The ensemble cast also includes Dushan Philips (Stan Original Series The Gloaming), Tahlee Fereday (Fisk), Jimmy Rees (Giggle and Hoot), Genevieve Morris (Stan Original Series No Activity), Marg Downey (The Newsreader), Tegan Higginbotham (Oddball), Michael Logo (Colin From Accounts), Akhilesh Jain (Deendayal Ek Yug Purush), Fiona Choi (The Family Law), Bev Killick (Savage River) and Australian comedian Tanya Hennessy .

Jones Family Christmas is inspired by true events and the life of Tegan Higginbotham, and is directed by Stef Smith (It’s Fine, I’m Fine), written by Tegan Higginbotham (This Is Littleton) and produced by Richard Kelly and John Molloy at 2 Jons Productions (The Stan Original Series The Gloaming), in association with VicScreen. Cailah Scobie, Rachel Okine, and Donna Chang Executive Produce for Stan. Production Investment from VicScreen and Stan. Mind Blowing Films will handle worldwide distribution.

Ben Roberts-Smith: Truth on Trial.

New documentary about the military scandal exposed by journalists Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters and the ‘trial of the century’ that followed. See it on Stan.

Ben Roberts-Smith: Truth on Trial. New documentary about the military scandal exposed by journalists Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters and the ‘trial of the century’ that followed. See it on @StanAustralia @Ageinvestigates @smh @theage

— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) December 7, 2023




Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today released the trailer for the second season of The Tourist, which will see the return of BAFTA and Golden Globe award nominated Jamie Dornan (Belfast, The Fall) and Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievabe, Dumplin, Stan Original Series Poker Face). The six-part thriller is created and written by Jack and Harry Williams (The Missing, Baptiste, Fleabag) and produced by the award-winning Two Brothers Pictures.

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Set against the striking backdrop of Ireland, Elliot (Jamie Dornan) and Helen (Danielle Macdonald) are confronted by friends and foes. As they attempt to uncover the secrets of Elliot’s past, they are soon dragged into a longstanding family feud where they face the dangerous consequences of his past actions.

Season two introduces a raft of new characters including Detective Ruairi Slater (Conor MacNeill , Industry, The Fall ), Niamh Cassidy (Olwen Fouéré , Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Northman ) and the McDonnell family – Donal (Diarmaid Murtagh , Vikings, Outlander ), Orla (Nessa Matthews , Fair City ), Fergal (Mark McKenna , Sing Street, One of Us is Lying ), and Frank (Francis Magee , Kin, Then You Run ).

The brand new season of the Stan Original Series The Tourist is a Two Brothers Pictures (an All3Media company) production for the BBC, in association with Stan, ZDF and All3Media International, and created and written by Harry Williams and Jack Williams (The Missing, Baptiste, Fleabag). Fergus O’Brien (Happy Valley, Gentleman Jack) directs the opening block with Johann Perry (Happy Valley, Gentleman Jack) as DOP, while Lisa Mulcahy (Blood, Years and Years) and Kate Dolan (Kin, You Are Not My Mother) direct blocks two and three respectively. Alex Mercer (Inside Man, Crossfire) is producer, with Louise Kiely (The Banshees of Inisherin, Normal People) as casting director. Executive producers are Harry and Jack Williams, Sarah Hammond and Daniel Walker for Two Brothers Pictures, with Nawfal Faizullah for the BBC, and Jamie Dornan. Stan Executive Producers are Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie. International sales will be handled by All3Media international.

The second season of The Tourist joins Stan’s unrivalled summer slate for another year of must-see Stan Originals including Stan Original Film Jones Family Christmas, the brand new season of Bump, Prosper starring Richard Roxburgh and Rebecca Gibney, and Revealed: Ben Roberts-Smith Truth on Trial.

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It will be the first Malaysian series to air on a streaming platform in Australia.

Stan will broadcast the Golden Globe Awards exclusively for the second year in a row. The 2024 event will stream live on the platform on Monday, January 8, at 12pm AEDT, following red carpet at 11am AEDT. In the US, CBS and Paramount+ will broadcast the awards for the first time.

Here are the nominations.



Stan announces The Surfer and releases the first look of the psychological thriller. Starring Nicolas Cage, Julian McMahon and Miranda Tapsell.

Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced the brand new Stan Original Film The Surfer and released the first look of Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Dream Scenario, Leaving Las Vegas) in the psychological thriller as production has wrapped in Western Australia.

Directed by Lorcan Finnegan (Vivarium) and written by Thomas Martin, The Surfer is an intensely unnerving feature film shot in a single location in Yallingup in Western Australia, known for its iconic beaches. The Surfer is a Stan Original Film, in partnership with CinemaPlus who will be releasing the film theatrically in Australia.

When a man returns to Australia to buy back his family home after many years in the U.S. he is humiliated in front of his teenage son by a group of local surfers who claim ownership over the secluded beach of his childhood. Wounded, he defies them and remains at the beach, demanding acceptance. As the conflict escalates he is brought right to the edge of his sanity and his entire identity is thrown into question.

Joining Cage is an impressive Australian ensemble cast including Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Nicholas Cassim (Mr Inbetween), Miranda Tapsell (The Dry), Alexander Bertrand (Australian Gangster), Justin Rosniak (Last King of the Cross), Rahel Romahn (Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga), Finn Little (Stan Exclusive Series Yellowstone) and Charlotte Maggi (Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child on Fire).

The Surfer is an Australian/Irish Co-Production and produced by Tea Shop Productions, Arenamedia, Lovely Productions and Gramercy Park Media with support from Screenwest through the Western Australian Production Attraction Incentive, Australia’s most competitive incentive, designed to attract high profile, market driven screen productions to the State. Mossbank is handling international sales.

The announcement of The Surfer reinforces Stan’s commitment to champion uniquely Australian stories as Stan delivers an unrivalled summer slate for another year of must-see Stan Originals including Stan Original Film Jones Family Christmas, the brand new season of Bump, Prosper starring Richard Roxburgh and Rebecca Gibney, and Revealed: Ben Roberts-Smith Truth on Trial.

The Stan Original Film The Surfer has wrapped production in Western Australia. CinemaPlus will handle the theatrical release of The Surfer in Australia.

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Interesting Stan not P+ has live rights. I’d expect P+ to air live then 10 in primetime

Stan obviously wanted it, and have precedence getting it back after airing it last year.

Why should 10 just pick it up cause it’s on CBS / P+ in the states? That’s not how rights work.


Looking forward to this, love Nic Cage, he was passionate about this project too and has loved being in Australia, received quite the publicity too. Question is whether the US or anywhere else prominent will discover it outside Australia (and I guess Ireland).

The specific genre reminds me of some of his earlier roles including during his peak 90s era, such as Red Rock West, Face/Off, Snake Eyes, 8mm, Bringing Out The Dead and later Lord of War, The Wicker Man and Bad Lieutenant.

Stan/BBC drama series The Tourist has a new American broadcaster. After the series was dropped by HBO Max, Netflix has picked up the rights, and will stream season 1 on February 1 next year, followed by the brand new season two on February 29.

UPDATE: TVNZ+ in New Zealand will stream season 2 on January 1, one day before Australia.

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— Stan. (@StanAustralia) December 20, 2023



The series returns with the suffocating take on the breathtaking true story of “Miracle Man” Paolo Macchiarini (Édgar Ramírez). Every episode of the brand new season of Dr.Death is now streaming, only on Stan.

The brand new season of Dr. Death is based on the Wondery podcast and follows “Miracle Man” Paolo Macchiarini (Édgar Ramírez) , a charming surgeon renowned for his innovative operations. When investigative journalist Benita Alexander (Mandy Moore) approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever

Seen through the eyes of the woman who loves him, Benita, and his medical peers, Paolo’s perfection unravels. As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about Paolo into question. A story of lies, manipulation, heartbreak, and betrayal, the whistleblowers peel back the layers of Paolo’s deception until they realise vulnerable patients put their faith in not a ‘Miracle Man’, but a ‘Dr. Death’. In the end, most patients perish by his hand, suffocating on the decaying plastic windpipes he placed inside them.

Dr. Death Season 2 stars Ramírez and Moore joined by Luke Kirby (No Man of God, Take This Waltz ), Ashley Madekwe (The Strays ), Gustaf Hammarsten (Bruno ). Ashley Michel Hoban serves as showrunner, writer and executive producer, along side Patrick Macmanus, Todd Black (Escape Artists), Jason Blumenthal (Escape Artists), Steve Tisch (Escape Artists), Taylor Latham (Escape Artists), Aaron Hart (Wondery), Hernan Lopez (Wondery) and Marshall Lewy (Wondery) and Linda Gase as executive producers. Episodes 1-4 are directed by Jennifer Morrison and episodes 5-8 are directed by Laura Besley . Dr. Death season 2 is produced by UCP , a division of Universal Studio Group.