Stan subscribers could give their SVOD account a good workout on New Year’s Day with the announcement the new Stan original series Romper Stomper from producers John and Dan Edwards will premiere exclusively on Stan on January 1, 2018, with all six episodes releasing at once.
Progress on delivering the series has moved at lightning pace after it was announced and subsequently started filming in August.
Romper Stomper picks up on the themes and story of Geoffrey Wright’s ground-breaking and controversial 1992 film. 25 years on, the six-part drama follows a new generation of the activist right, their anti-fascist counterparts and three young Lebanese Muslims caught in the conflict.
Stan has unveiled the launch trailer, key art and full selection of images, almost 25 years to the day that the original film hit Australian cinemas (12 November, 1992).
The ensemble cast includes Lachy Hulme (Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, Beaconsfield), David Wenham (Lion, Top of the Lake, Killing Time), Jacqueline McKenzie (The Water Diviner, Love Child, Romper Stomper), Dan Wyllie (Love My Way, Puberty Blues) Toby Wallace (Boys In The Trees), Lily Sullivan (Jungle, Galore, forthcoming Picnic at Hanging Rock), Sophie Lowe (The Beautiful Lie, The Slap), Nicole Chamoun (Kick, forthcoming Safe Harbour) and Julian Maroun (Janet King, Cleverman).
Behind the scenes Geoffrey Wright (Romper Stomper, Metal Skin, Macbeth), Daina Reid (The Secret River, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War) and New Zealander James Napier Robertson (The Dark Horse) each share directing duties.
The 6 x 1 hour drama is written by Wright, Robertson, award-winning author/poet and rapper Omar Musa (Here Come the Dogs), and Walkley Award-winning journalist and author Malcolm Knox (Jamaica, The Life, The Wonder Lover).
Romper Stomper is produced by multi-award winning veteran producer John Edwards (Love My Way, Puberty Blues, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo) and Dan Edwards for Roadshow Rough Diamond with major production investment from Stan and Screen Australia in association with Film Victoria, and international distribution by DCD Rights.