Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today released the trailer for the brand new Stan Original Series Ten Pound Poms premiering later this month.
Created by BAFTA-winning Danny Brocklehurst and from the team behind the award-winning series Sex Education, Ten Pound Poms is a co-production between BBC and Stan.
Inspired by true events in Australia’s history, Ten Pound Poms is six-part series that follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world. At the heart of the drama are Annie (Faye Marsay) and Terry Roberts (Warren Brown). They try to make the best of the situation for their family, but the poor living conditions at the migrant hostel and local attitudes towards immigrants test them in ways they couldn’t have imagined. They aren’t the only people at the hostel avoiding the truth.
Kate (Michelle Keegan) is a young nurse who arrives without her fiancé and will do whatever it takes to try and rewrite her devastating past. Bill (Leon Ford) has lost his family business back home and is so desperate to prove he’s living the Australian dream that he’ll stop at nothing in order to get a lifestyle he can’t sustain. Teenager Stevie (Declan Coyle) comes from a troubled background and hopes to use this new adventure to escape his oppressive father. Meanwhile, Ron (Rob Collins), an Indigenous Australian war veteran, struggles with feeling like an outsider in his own country.
The cast also includes Australian actors Hattie Hook (Savage River, Of An Age), Finn Treacy (The Stan Original Film The Portable Door, Young Rock) and Emma Hamilton (The Tudors, Mr Selfridge), as well as Stephen Curry (Bay of Fires) and David Field (Shantaram). Ten Pound Poms is directed by Jamie Stone and Australia’s Ana Kokkinos (Fires, The Hunting).
Produced by Eleven, Gaynor Holmes executive produces for the BBC and Amanda Duthie and Cailah Scobie for Stan with Joel Wilson, Olivia Trench and Jamie Campbell executive producing for Eleven. Joining Danny Brocklehurst on the writing team are Ryan Griffen, Smita Bhide and Ava Pickett. Sony Pictures Television (SPT) distribute the series worldwide.
The Stan Original Series Ten Pound Poms arrives May 15, only on Stan.