The Commons is a character-driven thriller starring Golden Globe winner, Joanne Froggatt, which plays out at the intersection of climate change and the cutting edge of biotechnology.
The new original series will span over eight hours. The drama was created by showrunner Shelley Birse (The Code) and written by Shelley Birse, Matt Ford (House Husbands, Hiding), Michael Miller (Pulse, Cleverman) and Matt Cameron (Secret City, Bloom).
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Part mystery, part drama, The Commons is genuinely human when it takes on the struggles of adversity and the heroism that lies inside us all when in our most trying moments.
Screen Australia’s Head of Content Sally Caplan said “We’re thrilled to see creator Shelley Birse, following on from the success of her series The Code, team up again with Playmaker, as well as an experienced team of writers to deliver this timely drama. Putting a spotlight on the challenges of climate change, ethical boundaries, and the place of motherhood in saving the planet, ‘The Commons’ is set to be a compelling and original series and I can’t wait to see it.”
The Commons will premiere in 2020
The Commons is a Stan Original Series produced by Playmaker with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW. Financed with support from Stan, Sony Pictures Television will handle worldwide sales of the series, which is set to premiere in 2020.
Stan offers a wide variety of movies and television shows; ranging from reality TV to Disney animations. As well as producing their own original shows, they have an exclusive partnership with Starz and Showtime so you can catch great shows like The Detour for as little as $10 a month.