Stan has today announced the premiere date and a first-look trailer for Stan Original Series, Ten Pound Poms.
If you’re not familiar with the expression, “ten pound poms” is a colloquial term used in Australia and New Zealand to describe British citizens who migrated to our sunny shores after the Second World War.
The new series will premiere on May 15, only on Stan and was created by BAFTA-winning Danny Brocklehurst and the team behind the award-winning series Sex Education.
What is Ten Pound Poms about?
Inspired by true events in Australia’s history, the show 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.
Alongside the aforementioned actors, the cast also includes Australian actors Hattie Hook (Savage River), Finn Treacy (The Stan Original Film The Portable Door) and Emma Hamilton (Mr Selfridge), as well as Stephen Curry (Bay of Fires) and David Field (Shantaram).
Ten Pound Poms was directed by Jamie Stone and Australia’s Ana Kokkinos (The Hunting).
The Stan Original Series Ten Pound Poms arrives May 15, only on Stan.