Stan has today announced that the second season of the Stan Original Series Bloom will return over Easter weekend.
In season two, time has passed and news of the miracle has spread, but this time around the plant has transformed and the experience and its side effects are far more severe. With the town’s secret having leaked, Anne Carter (Jacqueline McKenzie) – the former CEO of a biotech company – arrives in Mullan with her young daughter and her friend’s teenage son, Luke (Ed Oxenbould), for a tree-change but it’s only her cover story. John Melvin (Toby Schmitz), the troubled new priest is trying hard to rally faith and is desperate for a miracle from God; while beloved former actress Gwen Reed (Jacki Weaver/Phoebe Tonkin), has cheated death once again. But at what cost? As news of a “second generation” plant emerges, a battle between nature, science and faith erupts.
The six-part Stan original series, which was filmed in various locations across Victoria, welcomes back its stars from the first season, including two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, multi award-winner Bryan Brown and fan favourite Phoebe Tonkin.
Other acclaimed stars joining the cast for season two are Jacqueline McKenzie (Stan Original Series Romper Stomper), Gary Sweet (House Husbands), Bella Heathcote (Strange Angel), Toby Schmitz (Black Sails), Jackson Heywood (Home and Away) and Ed Oxenbould (Puberty Blues) – plus season one favourites Genevieve Morris (Stan Original Series No Activity), John Stanton (The Doctor Blake Mysteries) and Anne Charleston (Neighbours).
The announcement follows Stan’s summer launch of Australia’s biggest ever lineup of originals; including season two of The Other Guy, The Commons, The Gloaming and True History of the Kelly Gang – plus the recent announcement of The Tourist, a co-production between Stan and BBC One.
Stan Original Series Bloom is created by Glen Dolman and produced by Sue Seeary. The drama was shot by Geoffrey Hall with Greg McLean (Stan Original Series Wolf Creek) and Sian Davies (Stan Original Series The Gloaming) both directing the series.
Tones & I ‘Forever Young’ track is from the Triple J ‘Like A Version’ recording.
All episodes of Season 2 of the Stan Original Series Bloom will be available on Stan from 9 April.