As production wraps in Victoria on Stan’s new six-part drama Bloom, the streaming platform has released first look images from the shoot.
One year after a devastating flood kills five locals in an idyllic country town, a mysterious new plant appears with the power to restore their youth.
To be released this summer, the series is being made for Stan by Playmaker.
Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom) plays Gwen, a previously successful actress now suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Bryan Brown (The Light Between Oceans, Red Dog: True Blue, Sweet Country) plays Ray, Gwen’s husband. Loving, gentle and intelligent, Ray has been forced to move his wife into a care facility due to her worsening Alzheimer’s. He is heartbroken that she no longer remembers him and he’ll do whatever he can to support her and keep her alive.
The other key cast includes Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals, Safe Harbour, The Vampire Diaries, The Affair), Ryan Corr (Holding The Man, Hacksaw Ridge), Daniel Henshall (Okja, The Babadook, Snowtown), Sam Reid (‘71, Prime Suspect 1973, The Railway Man), Genevieve Morris (No Activity, That’s Not My Dog!), Anne Charleston (Neighbours, Emmerdale, Prisoner Cell Block H), Terry Norris (Jack Irish, The Dressmaker, Killing Time), 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).
Creator, writer and executive producer Glen Dolman first received critical acclaim for Hawke and has since gone on to work in the US (High Life and the forthcoming The Ark And The Ardvaark).
Director John Curran most recently directed Chappaquiddick with other key credits including Tracks, The Killer Inside Me, The Painted Veil.
Bloom has been produced by Sue Seeary (Love Child, House Husbands and most recently Bite Club), the series is executive produced by Dolman alongside Stan’s Rob Gibson and Nick Forward (Romper Stomper, No Activity, Wolf Creek, The Other Guy) and Playmaker’s David Maher and David Taylor (Bite Club, The Wrong Gir