Exposure: cast announced for Australian Stan thriller series

The thriller series follows photographer Jacs Gould, who returns to her hometown of Port Kembla after the death of her friend.

The cast of the Stan Original Series Exposure was named today at a Stan Showcase event in Sydney. Starring Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures, Top of the Lake, The Serpent), Exposure is a six-episode raw psychological thriller.

Created and written by Lucy Coleman (Hot Mess) and Directed by Bonnie Moir (Love Me season 2), the series follows photographer Jacs Gould (Alice Englert) who returns to her hometown of Port Kembla after the death of her friend to discover the hidden secrets of their relationship and the truth behind the tragedy.

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Believing the corrosive actions of a man pushed her friend over the edge, Jacs throws herself out as bait, beginning an investigation that becomes an obsessive, impulsive pursuit. Channelling her actions through sex and the darkroom, Jacs’s search for answers becomes a turbulent, unruly quest into the depths of processing present day grief whilst reckoning with the past.

Alice Englert As Jacs Gould
Alice Englert as Jacs Gould in Exposure. Image: Stan.

The ensemble cast includes Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Lambs of God, Stan Original Films Nitram and True History of the Kelly Gang), Mia Artemis (Sweet Tooth, The Secrets She Keeps, Anyone But You), Thomas Weatherall (Heartbreak High, RFDS), Sean Keenan (Stan Original Series Bali 2002, The Power of the Dog), Ewen Leslie (Stan Original Series Prosper, The Stranger), George Mason (The Power of the Dog, Dirt Music), Christian Byers (Stan Original Series Bump and Year Of), David Howell (Last Days of the Space Age, One Night), Thom Green (Dance Academy, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn), Domino McCathrion (The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart), Victoria Haralabidou (Stan Original Series The Tourist, The Secrets She Keeps), and Daniel Frederiksen (Upright, The Dry).

Writer and creator Lucy Coleman said: ‘Exposure was born from wanting to elevate a lived experience, an aching paradox, into a thrilling, propulsive, energetic and entertaining genre show – the mystery thriller. A show that could shine a light on this murky, confusing person I became for a large chapter of my life, that I know will be familiar to so many.

‘My ethos as a filmmaker since day one has been to create raw and challenging stories that allow women to feel seen and I’m incredibly grateful for Nicole, Shaun, Justin and Stan’s support in bringing this project to life.’

Exposure will premiere on Stan in 2024 – date TBC.

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