C*A*U*G*H*T – need to know

Some vital stats on Stan's new Australian war satire starring Sean Penn, Bryan Brown, Susan Sarandon and Kick Gurry.

What’s this?

A new Australian comedy–satire. Four Australian soldiers are sent on a secret mission to a war-torn country. Mistaken for Americans, they are captured by freedom fighters and produce a hostage video that goes viral, achieving celebrity status on social media.

Who’s in C*A*U*G*H*T?

Sean Penn, Matthew Fox, Bryan Brown, Susan Sarandon, Travis Fimmel, Nisrine Amine, Helen Chebatte, Simon Elrahi.

Who directs C*A*U*G*H*T?

Melbourne-born Kick Gurry (Edge of Tomorrow) is the director, writer and producer, and also stars in the show … busy guy …

Where has this show come from?

C*A*U*G*H*T is a Stan Original Series, produced in Association with Fremantle.

Stan must be stoked with the cast …

Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said the following on fremantle.com:

To have an award-winning international superstar like Sean Penn join a superb cast that includes major Australian and Hollywood actors like Bryan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Fayssal Bazzi and Matthew Fox is a real coup. Helmed by the extraordinary Kick Gurry, C*A*U*G*H*T marks yet another blockbuster addition to our growing slate of locally produced, world-class Stan Originals – with the series promising to poke fun at celebrity culture, while exploring the often outrageous price of fame.


Executive Producer and actor Sean Penn, meanwhile, said:

Kick’s brand of irreverence is so charged by an enthusiasm for all things considered inappropriate. From ball-sacks, to fame, idiots & intellectuals, and finally to that creepy-crawly continuum of war. C*A*U*G*H*T* captures the comedy that is generally confined to fox holes.


How many episodes will there be of C*A*U*G*H*T?


Is there a trailer?

Do say

I’ll be in my fox hole bingeing on all six episodes.

Don’t say

I’m sure there’s no stylistic connection between the way C*A*U*G*H*T and M*A*S*H are written.

Where and when can I watch C*A*U*G*H*T?

C*A*U*G*H*T premieres on Thursday 28 September on Stan, with all six episodes dropping at once.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites