Scrublands Set to Premiere in November on Stan

Scrublands Set to Premiere in November on Stan

Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced the trailer, premiere date for the Stan Original Series Scrublands

Starring Luke Arnold (Black Sails, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS) and Bella Heathcote (Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*T, Stan Original Film Relic) with Jay Ryan (It Chapter Two, Top of the Lake), the Stan Original Series Scrublands is a captivating crime drama based on the award-winning novel written by Chris Hammer.

The series is set in Riversend, an isolated and struggling country town in rural Victoria, where charismatic and dedicated young priest Byron Swift(Jay Ryan) calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners. 

One year later investigative journalist Martin Scarsden (Luke Arnold) arrives in Riversend to write what should be a simple feature story on the anniversary of the tragedy. But Martin finds a town deeply scarred and hostile to journalists – local bookstore owner Mandy Bond (Bella Heathcote), Constable Robbie Haus-Jones (Adam Zwar) and widow of one of the massacre victims, Fran Landers (Victoria Thaine) give him short shrift. When Martin’s investigative instincts kick in and he digs beneath the surface, the previously accepted narrative begins to fall apart and he finds himself in a life and death race to uncover the truth.

The cast also includes Robert Taylor(The Newsreader), Adam Zwar(Squinters), Zane Ciarma (Neighbours)Victoria Thaine (Nowhere Boys), Stacy Clausen (True Spirit), Genevieve Morris (Stan Original Series No Activity) and newcomer Ella Ferris.

The Stan Original SeriesScrublandsis directed by Greg McLean, written by Felicity Packard, Kelsey Munro and Jock Serong, produced by Ian Collie, Rob Gibson, David Redman, Felicity Packard for Easy Tiger Productions, with Executive Producers Michael Healy and Andy Ryan from the 9Network and Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie for Stan. International sales of the series are handled by Abacus Media Rights.

The Stan Original Series Scrublands premieres November 16, all episodes at once and only on Stan. 


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