First look at ‘Eden’ as Stan and Every Cloud go to paradise

Stan is whetting our appetites for a new Originals drama shot during the pandemic in the booming beachy Northern Rivers region.

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 AcademyThe 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 (SandoThe Letdown).

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According to the synopsis: ‘The mystery of Eden unfolds in an idyllic coastal town, where the disappearance of a young woman triggers a devastating chain of events which lays bare the dark and hidden heart of the community. Long buried secrets are dragged into the open as lives and deeds intersect over one fractured summer and its aftermath.’

Eden is written by a young all female team, led by head writer and executive producer Vanessa Gazy, whose award winning short films include FoalHighway, 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.

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