Jacki Weaver Heads Up a Top Australian Cast in Stan’s Bloom

August 20, 2018
A plant that can restore youth sets the residents of a small town against each other in the latest Stan Original.

Oscar-nominated national treasure Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) joins Bryan Brown (Breaker Morant, Red Dog True Blue, Cocktail), Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals, Safe Harbour), Ryan Corr (Holding the Man, 1%), Daniel Henshall (Okja, The Babadook, Snowtown) and Sam Reid (’71, The Railway Man) in the main cast for Bloom, a new Stan Original six part supernatural drama series.

Directed by John Curran (Tracks, Chappaquiddick) and created by Glen Dolman (Hawke, High Life), Bloom takes place in a small country town a year after five locals have been killed in a horrendous winter flood. When a mysterious new plant appears with the ability to restore youth, it sets off a dramatic chain of events as various characters grapple with the implications of the plant’s powers, and struggle for control of it. Genevieve Morris (No Activity, That’s Not My Dog!), Anne Charleston (Neighbours, Emmerdale), Terry Norris (Jack Irish, The Dressmaker), Amali Golden (The Other Guy), Nicki Sheils (The Eye of the Storm, Neighbours), Tessa Rose (Glitch, Cleverman), John Stanton (Dr Blake Mysteries, Beneath Hill 60) and Rod Mullinar (Reef Doctors, Dead Calm) co-star.

Produced by Sue Seeary (Love Child, House Husbands, Bite Club) and shot by AACTA-winning cinematographer Geoff Hall (Wolf Creek, Red Dog, Chopper), Bloom is funded by Screen Australia and Stan and produced by Sony Pictures Television’s production company Playmaker. Mat King (Pine Gap, Dr Who, Law & Order United Kingdom) will direct the final episodes of the series.

Stan’s Chief Content Officer, Nick Forward said “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.”

Expect Bloom on Stan this summer.

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