Lionsgate has released first-look images of the forthcoming Stan Original Series Prosper, a family drama ‘taking a provocative peek behind the curtain of power and privilege’.
Starring Richard Roxburgh and Rebecca Gibney, the series also features Ewen Leslie, Ming-Zhu Hii, Jacob Collins-Levy, Jacek Koman, Hayley McCarthy, Jordi Webber, Alex Fitzalan, Andrea Solonge and Alexander D’Souza
The images feature Roxburgh (Rake, Elvis, Stan Original Series Bali 2002) as Cal Quinn, Founder and Global Pastor of one of the fastest growing megachurches in the world, U Star, alongside alongside Gibney (Halifax: Retribution, Back to the Rafters, Wanted) as Abi Quinn, his wife and Worship Leader.
Stan describes the show as a ‘razor-sharp drama of faith, ambition and divided loyalties, set in the inner sanctum of a family bound together by unfathomable wealth and unchecked power as they build an evangelical megachurch hell-bent on global domination.
‘It follows the Quinns, the founding family behind U Star, based in Sydney. Poised on the precipice of a lucrative American expansion, the family is about to catapult into a whole new stratosphere of wealth and unchecked power.
Rebecca Gibney as Abi Quinn. Image: Stan.
‘But behind closed doors, the Quinns are a family protecting shameful secrets – all while preaching a message of faith, love and acceptance to their many thousands of followers. At its heart, Prosper is a study of a damaged family inextricably bound together while tearing themselves apart.’
L-R: Jacek Koman, Rebecca Gibney, Ming-Zhu Hii, Ewen Leslie, Alexander D’Souza and Hayley McCarthy. Image: Stan.
Created by Matt Cameron (Jack Irish, Secret City) and Jason Stephens (Lambs of God, Upright) and developed with the support of Stan, Lionsgate, Screen Australia and Screen NSW, Prosper is written by Matt Cameron, Liz Doran (Barons, Please Like Me), Louise Fox (Glitch, Broadchurch) and Belinda Chayko (Fires, Stateless).
The series is directed by Jennifer Leacey (The Secret She Keeps, Stan Original Series The Commons) and Shaun Wilson (Romantic Getaway, Frayed), and produced by Jason Stephens and Andrew Walker (Deadloch, Rosehaven). Helen Bowden is executive producer for Lingo Pictures and Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie are the executive producers for Stan.
Prosper is produced by Lingo Pictures, part of ITV Studios, with major production investment from Screen Australia with the assistance of the NSW Government via Screen NSW and the Made in NSW Fund.