Stan has released first images and the trailer for Eden, the new eight-part one-hour mystery drama series shot in and around the Northern Rivers region of NSW and produced by Every Cloud Productions and Balloon Entertainment.
Shot by Geoffrey Hall (Red Dog, Bloom), it looks steamy, sexy and diverse, with a young cast led by Australian up-and-comers BeBe Bettencourt (The Dry) and Sophie Wilde (Bird), alongside international breakout stars Keiynan Lonsdale (Dance Academy, The Flash), Cody Fern (American Horror Story) and Christopher James Baker (True Detective). Other cast include Samuel Johnson (Molly) Christopher, Rachael Blake (Cleverman), Leeanna Walsman (Penguin Bloom), Simon Lyndon (Mystery Road) and Maggie Kirkpatrick (Sando, The Letdown).
Eden is written by a young all female team, led by head writer and executive producer Vanessa Gazy, whose award winning short films include Foal, Highway, Shiloh, and other projects include developing feature film adaptation of Highway and Netflix series Id. On Eden, Gazy was writing alongside Jess Brittain (Clique), Anya Beyersdorf (Shakespeare Now), Clare Sladden (Freudian Slip) and Penelope Chai (Other People’s Problems).
Eden was developed in collaboration with Bryan Elsley (the creator of the critically acclaimed controversial youth drama series Skins) and is based on an original concept by Deb Cox.
Elsley, who founded the U.K.’s Balloon Entertainment with comedian Harry Enfield, previously worked with Every Cloud on the web series Deadlock. Fiona McConaghy (Stan Original Series The Gloaming) will produce the series.
The setup director was John Curran (Tracks, Bloom), with Mirrah Foulkes (Judy & Punch) and Peter Andrikidis (Janet King) also directing episodes.
Major production investment came from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW, and Eden was financed with support from all3media International who is the global distribution partner on the series. A premiere date is yet to be announced for the series ‘coming soon’ to Stan.