Film & TV

Compelling New Drama Stateless to Premiere on ABC

Exciting new ABC drama, partly filmed in SA, premieres this Sunday night.

Powerful new six-part drama series Stateless will debut on the ABC and ABC iview following its world premiere at the 70th Berlinale.

Starring a multi award-winning cast including Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), Asher Keddie (The Cry, Offspring), Fayssal Bazzi (The Commons), Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King, A Place to Call Home), with Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire) and Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, Carol), Stateless is a compelling drama that centres on four very different people whose lives intersect at a detention centre in the Australian desert. 

An air hostess escaping a cult, an Afghan refugee saving his family, an Australian father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat trying to contain a national scandal each struggle – to the limits of their sanity – with an immigration system that is itself struggling.  In their stories we see the challenges of border protection countries around the world are currently grappling with.

Co-created by Cate Blanchett, Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie, Stateless is written by Elise McCredie and Belinda Chayko, and directed by Emma Freeman and Jocelyn Moorhouse, the production was supported by our own SA Film Corporation.

Oh, and Netflix have already acquired the international rights!

Stateless episode 1 screens on Sunday, 1 March at 8.40pm, ABC and ABC iview.

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