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Stan today released the body slamming trailer for its upcoming pro wrestling drama series Heels, with the eight-part hour-long series set to pile drive its way onto screens from Sunday, 15 August – same day as the U.S. and only on Stan.

To watch and share the trailer, click here: https://youtu.be/fg7wo0EGXSY

Written and created by Executive Producer Michael Waldron (Loki, the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) with Executive Producer Mike O’Malley (ShamelessSurvivor’s Remorse) as showrunner, Heels stars Stephen Amell (Arrow) as Jack Spade, with Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, Vikings) playing his younger brother, Ace. Peter Segal (Get Smart50 First Dates, Tommy BoyShameless), who directs several episodes, also serves as executive producer.

Heels is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.
 
The drama series also stars Alison Luff as Staci Spade, Jack’s wife who learns that she has to contend with the emotional stakes her in-laws have invested in their wrestling goals and the demands it puts on her family; Mary McCormack as Willie Day, Jack’s business partner and the logistical brains behind the local wrestling organisation; Kelli Berglund as Crystal Tyler, Ace’s valet and love interest; Allen Maldonado as Rooster Robbins, one of the best wrestlers in the circuit who always has something to prove and always backs it up; two-time Super Bowl champion James Harrison as Apocalypse, a been-around-the-block journeyman wrestler who’s been at it for decades and has no illusions of fame or glory; and Chris Bauer as Wild Bill Hancock, a larger-than-life former wrestling star who is now a high-level pro wrestling scout.
 
Along with Waldron, O’Malley and Segal, LBI Entertainment’s Julie Yorn (Hell or High Water, White Boy Rick, The Dirt), Christopher Donnelly and Patrick Walmsley will also serve as executive producers. Heels is produced by Lionsgate TV for STARZ in association with Paramount Television Studios and is distributed internationally by Lionsgate.

The brand new series Heels premieres Sunday, 15 August only on Stan.

After the spine-tingling premiere of Stan’s acclaimed true crime drama series Dr. Death, Stan today announced the brand new four-part docuseries, Dr. Death: The Undoctored Storywill premiere Friday, 30 July only on Stan.

To watch and share the trailer, click here: https://youtu.be/MwCfzc_tUZM

Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story is the first docuseries about Dr. Christopher Duntsch  nicknamed “Dr. Death”  an infamous neurosurgeon who was sentenced to life imprisonment after maiming, harming, or killing 33 patients who came in for complex but routine spinal surgeries in the Dallas, Texas area in the early 2010s. 

The four part docuseries will offer audiences the chance to hear and see the whole story, told by the real people who survived it. In addition to interviews with the real-life Dr. Robert Henderson, Dr. Randall Kirby and Michelle Shughart (played by Alec BaldwinChristian Slater and AnnaSophia Robb, respectively, in the scripted series), the docuseries will feature new conversations with others closest to Duntsch and his criminal case including Jerry Summers, Duntsch’s best friend who he paralyzed following two surgeries; Wendy Young, the ex-girlfriend of Duntsch and mother to his two sons; Dr. Joy Gathe-Ghermay, the anesthesiologist during Jerry Summer’s horrific surgery; Dr. Mark Hoyle, a Texas surgeon who physically tried to stop Duntsch during a surgery; Tex Muse and Pamela Trusty, two of Duntsch’s victims; and lawyers from the trial.

The story was popularised by Wondery’s 2018 podcast Dr. Death. The scripted true crime drama series, starring Joshua Jackson, with Christian Slater and Alec Baldwin, is now streaming only on Stan.

Produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story is executive produced and directed by Sara Mast. Aaron Hart, Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy executive produce on behalf of Wondery.

Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story premieres 30 July, only on Stan.
Every episode of the true crime drama series Dr. Death is now streaming.

Stan today announced it will premiere the brand new series, which is based on Stephen King’s 1978 short story Jerusalem’s Lot, Chapelwaite. Launching on 23 August, only on Stan, the ten-episode series stars Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek).

Watch and share the trailer: https://youtu.be/GD5czezFTUo

Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Adrien Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.

Emily Hampshire plays Rebecca Morgan, an ambitious young woman who left Preacher’s Corners to attend Mount Holyoke College, and has returned home with an advance to write a story for the new and prestigious Atlantic Magazine.  Her writer’s block lifts when Boone arrives in town with his children, and despite her mother’s protests, Rebecca applies to be governess of the infamous Chapelwaite manor and the Boone family in order to write about them. In doing so, Rebecca will not only craft the next great gothic novel, she’ll unravel a mystery that has plagued her own family for years.

In addition to Brody, the series is executive produced by Donald De Line (Ready Player One, Wayward Pines), Jason FilardiPeter Filardi and Burr SteersChapelwaite is produced by EPIX Studios.

The brand new series Chapelwaite premieres 23 August, only on Stan. New episodes weekly. 

Stan today announced that the critically acclaimed and darkly absurd comedy Made For Love has been renewed for a second season 

Made for Love is a cynically poignant story of love and divorce following Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), a thirty-something woman on the run after ten years in a suffocating marriage to Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen), a controlling tech billionaire. Soon she discovers that her husband has implanted a monitoring device – the Made for Love chip – in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her “emotional data” as she tries to regain her independence. Through the chip, Byron’s able to watch Hazel’s every move as she flees to her desert hometown to take refuge with her aging widower father Herbert (Ray Romano) and his synthetic partner, Diane.

The HBO Max series stars Cristin Milioti (Stan’s No Activity), Billy Magnussen (Get Shorty), Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Get ShortyDan Bakkedahl (Veep), Noma Dumezweni (The Undoing), Augusto Aguilera (Chasing Life) and Caleb Foote (The Kids Are Alright).

All episodes of Made For Love (Season 1) is available now, only on Stan.

Directed by Jeffrey Walker and starring Christoph Waltz, Sam Neill, Patrick Gibson, Miranda Otto, Chris Pang, Jessica DeGouw, Rachel House, Arka Das, Damon Herriman and Sophie Wilde, the Stan Original Film The Portable Door is a magical fantasy adventure and is currently in production in Queensland.

 Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced a brand new Stan Original Film, The Portable Door, a magical fantasy adventure which is currently in production in Queensland.

The film will see two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, No Time to Die) and multi-Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (Peter Rabbit, Jurassic Park franchise) star alongside Patrick Gibson (The OA, Tolkien) and an all-star Australian cast, including Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings franchise), Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians), Jessica DeGouw (Gretel & HanselPennyworth), New Zealand’s Rachel House (Soul, Thor: Ragnarok), Arka Das (MulanLion), Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Stan Original Series The Commons) and Sophie Wilde (Stan Original Series Eden, You Don’t Know Me).

Adapted from Tom Holt’s eponymous seven-book fantasy series, award-winning Australian director Jeffrey Walker (Ali’s Wedding, Stan Original Series The Commons) is directing the film from a screenplay adapted by Australian writer Leon Ford (Griff the Invisible).

Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films production, The Portable Door is produced by Blanca Lista from The Jim Henson Company (Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), and Todd Fellman from Story Bridge Films (DaybreakersBait 3D). The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson and Chris Lytton are executive producing as well as Arclight Films’ Gary Hamilton, Brian Beckmann, and Ying Ye, alongside Julia Stuart and Laura Grange from Sky, and Stan’s Cailah Scobie and Shana Levine. Madman Entertainment will handle theatrical distribution, ahead of the film’s premiere on Stan.

In The Portable Door, Paul Carpenter (Patrick Gibson) and Sophie Pettingel (Sophie Wilde) are the lowly, put-upon interns who begin working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co. and become steadily aware that their employers are anything but conventional. Charismatic villains Humphrey Wells (Christoph Waltz), the CEO of the company, and middle manager Dennis Tanner (Sam Neill) are disrupting the world of magic by bringing modern corporate strategy to ancient magical practices, and Paul and Sophie discover the true agenda of the vast corporation where they work.

Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said: “Stan continues its strong investment and focus on premium local programs and feature films like The Portable Door as part of our strategy to create more Australian produced content. Helmed by one of Australia’s most accomplished directors in Jeffrey Walker and featuring award winning actors Christoph Waltz, Sam Neill and Patrick Gibson, alongside a stellar Australian cast, we look forward to seeing this magical film cast a spell on Stan subscribers.”

Madman Entertainment CEO and Founder Paul Wiegard said: “The film promises a joyful cinematic experience; a big screen visual feast of imagination, fantasy and humour.  Audiences will recapture, uninterrupted, that feeling from their youth of watching a truly creative work.”

Executive producer Lisa Henson said: “Director Jeffrey Walker is leading an amazing cast and creative team to bring to life the high-fantasy setting and unique humour of The Portable Door. An unexpected adventure filled with deeply funny moments; The Portable Door is poised to be the next Henson fan favourite.”

Producer Todd Fellman said: “It has been exciting to watch the diverse comedic talents of our incredible cast take this gem of a script by Leon Ford to a whole new level. We are truly creating a very special film that will be lots of fun for audiences of all ages.”

Financing and distribution partners include Sky Studios, Stan, Madman Entertainment, MEP Capital, Fulcrum Media Finance and Arclight Films International. Development and production support provided by Screen Queensland.

The Stan Original Film The Portable Door is currently in production, with further announcements to come.

Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced that the Stan Original Film Transfusion commenced filming inSydney earlier this week; and will premiere on Stan in 2022.

Transfusion is a taut, muscular thriller starring Sam Worthington (Avatar) as Ryan Logan, a former Special Forces operative, who is battling to cope with life after the loss of his wife and is thrust into the criminal underworld to keep his only son from being taken from him.

The film also co-stars Phoebe Tonkin (Stan’s Bloom) as Justine (Ryan’s wife) and Matt Nable (The Dry) as Johnny; and introduces fresh and exciting new talent in Edward Carmody, who plays Billy Logan (Ryan’s son).

Matt Nable, Director, Writer and Co-star, said: “The opportunity to write, direct, and co-star alongside talent such as Sam and Phoebe is phenomenal.”

Cailah Scobie, Chief Content Officer at Stan, said: “The Stan Original Film Transfusion is set to be a powerful and thought-provoking Australian thriller. We’re delighted to welcome Matt Nable as actor, writer and director, along with the star-studded cast of Sam Worthington and Phoebe Tonkin.  We’re also very pleased to again be working  with John Schwarz, Michael Schwarz, and the entire creative team, on another fantastic Stan Original project.”

Michael Schwarz, Deeper Water Films, said: “In Transfusion we’ve found a movie that has that special combination of visceral action and achingly beautiful emotion. Matt is an already accomplished writer and actor, and it’s incredibly exciting to watch him step into the director’s chair and bring his own words to life. With Sam he has the perfect actor to showcase the rugged vulnerability of this very powerful script.” 

As well as writing and staring, Matt Nable will be making his directorial debut, with John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz producing through their Deeper Water Films banner and Cailah Scobie, Paul Wiegard, Will ClarkeAndy Mayson and Mike Runagall also be serving as Executive Producers. Worldwide sales: Altitude Film Sales 

The Stan Original Film Transfusion will premiere on Stan in 2022.

Stan today released a spine-tingling new trailer for the terrifying true crime drama series DrDeath, announcing all eight episodes of the limited drama series will premiere Friday, 16 July, same day as the U.S. and only on Stan.

Watch and share the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzUc-_hZag4

Starring Joshua JacksonGrace GummerAnnaSophia Robb with Christian Slater and Alec Baldwin,Dr. Death is based on Wondery’s hit podcast andinspired by the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), a rising star in the Dallas medical community. Young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, Dr. Duntsch was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when everything suddenly changed. Patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries and left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Christian Slater), as well as Dallas prosecutor Michelle Shughart (AnnaSophia Robb), set out to stop him. Dr. Death explores the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenceless among us.

The series explores the ‘why’ behind Dr. Duntsch’s horrendous operations, while revealing the broken healthcare system that allowed him to slip through the cracks. It celebrates everyday heroes, in this case, two fellow doctors, who went well beyond the call of duty to bring Duntsch to justice.

Dr. Death is executive produced by Patrick Macmanus (The Girl from Plainville) via his Littleton Road Productions banner, and under his overall deal with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Macmanus also serves as showrunner. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Taylor Latham also executive produce via Escape Artists, as well as Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery. 

Dr. Death features an all-female directing team. Directors include Maggie Kiley (Dirty John: The Betty Broderick StoryRiverdale), who will also executive produce the first two episodes, Jennifer Morrison (One of Us is LyingEuphoria) and So Yong Kim (LovesongGrand Army).

The brand new true crime drama series Dr. Death premieres 16 July, with all episodes available at once, only on Stan.

Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today unveiled the official trailer for the upcoming Stan Original Series Eden – and confirmed the eight-part mystery drama will premiere Friday, 11th June only on Stan, with all episodes available at once.

To watch and share the trailer, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0LOYAPh3es

From the creators of Skins and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and written by an all-female writing team, Eden was shot on location in the stunning Northern Rivers region of New South Wales andstars Australian up-and-comers BeBe Bettencourt (The Dry) and Sophie Wilde (Bird),alongside 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 acclaimed Australian cast also features Rachael Blake (Cleverman), Leeanna Walsman (Penguin Bloom), Simon Lyndon (Mystery Road), Maggie Kirkpatrick (The Letdown), Alexandria Steffensen (Happy Feet), Cassandra Sorrell (Her Own Music), Mark Leonard Winter (The Dressmaker), Claude Jabbour (Stateless), Geneviève Lemon (Ladies in Black), Benedict Hardie (Stan Original Series The Commons), Thom Green (Camp), Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman) and Dustin Clare (Spartacus franchise).

The mystery of Eden unfolds over eight thrilling episodes and follows high-achieving 20-year-old Scout (Sophie Wilde), who returns home to the beach community of Eden after her first year at Juilliard, the prestigious New York performing arts school, to find her enigmatic best friend Hedwig (BeBe Bettencourt) indefinably changed.

On a drug-fuelled night out, Scout confesses her burgeoning romantic and sexual feelings for Hedwig. Tensions escalate throughout the night and culminate in a violent struggle. Scout blacks out. When she wakes up with no memory of the evening’s end, Hedwig is gone.

Across the series, we track backwards through Hedwig’s summer and forwards to Scout’s desperate investigation into her friend’s disappearance – triggering revelation after revelation about the lives of Eden’s inhabitants that will change the town forever.

An exploration of human relationships through the lens of sex and desire, Eden was written by series creator, executive producer and 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 with Every Cloud Productions’ Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries), and the creator of the UK cult hit Skins, Balloon Entertainment’s Bryan ElsleyEden 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 have been 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 premieres 11 June only on Stan, with all episodes available at once.

 Stan today announced the brand new, eight-part sci-fi drama series Intergalactic, starring Eleanor TomlinsonParminder NagraSharon Duncan-Brewster and Craig Parkinson, will premiere Saturday 1 May, same day as the U.K. and only on Stan.

To watch and share the trailer, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zhy3y6Fk34

This action-packed, brand new drama is written by award-winning showrunner Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ WivesCuffsSecret Diary of a Call Girl).

Intergalactic follows Ash Harper (Savannah Steyn), a young cop and galactic pilot wrongly convicted of a treasonous crime whose fellow convicts break free and go on the run across a distant galaxy. A quest for freedom, Intergalactic is a sci-fi drama like no other full of action, adventure and intrigue.

The eight-part series features adrenaline-fuelled performances from an ensemble cast including Thomas TurgooseSharon Duncan-BrewsterNatasha O’Keeffe, Oliver CoopersmithImogen Dainesandnew comerDiany Samba-Bandza.

Intergalactic is produced by Moonage Pictures and Motion Content Group, in association with Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky Studios and was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky and Cameron Roach, Sky’s Director of Drama at Sky Studios. Paul Gilbert and Serena Thompson are the executive producers for Sky Studios. The series is executive produced by showrunner Julie Gearey, director Kieron Hawkes (Fortitude, Power, Strike), Iona Vrolyk for Tiger Aspect Productions and Frith Tiplady for Moonage Pictures. Will Gould and Matthew Read for Moonage Pictures and Richard Foster and Tony Moulsdale for Motion Content Group are also executive producers.

The brand new series Intergalactic premieres 1 May, only on Stan.

Stan today is releasing a captivating first look teaser of the Ancient Rome drama Domina. The eight-episode landmark series, which brings to life the power struggles of Ancient Rome from a female perspective, will premiere exclusively on Stan in May.

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.

Created and written by Simon Burke (Zen, Fortitude) with acclaimed Australian filmmaker Claire McCarthy (Ophelia, The Luminaries) as lead director, Domina also stars Matthew McNulty (Misfits) as the future emperor Gaius, Christine Bottomley (The End of the F***ing World) as Scribonia, Ben Batt (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Agrippa, Enzo Cilenti (Free Fire) as Tiberius Claudius Nero, while Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) plays Claudia Octavia. Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her) makes an appearance playing Balbina, an early enemy.

Produced by Fifty Fathoms (Fortitude), Tiger Aspect and Sky Studios, with Cattleya as executive production services, the epic eight-part drama is a highly topical story, which follows the life and the extraordinary rise of Livia Drusilla, who overcame adversity to become the most powerful woman in the world.

The story follows Livia’s 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. She will soon discover that seizing power is not enough: you must be able to keep it when everyone else wants it. This is a visceral and authentic family saga, grounded in historical accuracy and bringing to life the incredible true stories of the women who would create one of the most enduring and fascinating dynasties of all time.

The brand new series Domina premieres in May, only on Stan.