'Stateless': Meet Cate Blanchett, Jai Courtney, Yvonne Strahovski and rest of the cast of Netflix drama
All six episodes of 'Stateless' will be available to stream on Netflix on Wednesday, July 8, 2020
The Netflix limited series titled 'Stateless' is set to premiere on the streaming channel early July bringing with it the reality of politics and immigration. Directed by Emma Freeman and Jocelyn Moorhouse, viewers will take a look into the chronicled life of four strangers, a woman running away from something, a refugee, a father, and a bureaucrat as their paths meet at an Australian immigration detention center. Here is all you need to know about some of the big names in the star-studded series.
Cate Blanchett as Pat Masters
Blanchett is an Australian actress who's early works included 'Bordertown' (1995), 'Police Rescue' (1994) and 'Paradise Road' (1997). Born to June and Robert DeWitt, Blanchett has made quite a name for herself in the entertainment industry. The actress married writer Andrew Upton in 1997, after having met first at a movie set, according to IMDb. Her more notable roles include the title character in the production 'Elizabeth' (1998), Kate Wheeler in 'Bandits' (2001), Petal in 'The Shipping News' (2001), and most importantly, Galadriel in 'The Lord Of The Rings' series. The actress has won two Oscars: 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role' for 'The Aviator' (2004) in 2005 and 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role' for Blue Jasmine (2013) in 2014.
Yvonne Strahovski as Sofie Werner
After Strahovski had graduated in 2003 from the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, her first role was as Suzie in 2004's 'Double the Fist.' Since then, the actress has been involved in many big named productions and has been a fan-favorite for a while now. Most people may remember her from her early works such as 'Headland' (2005), 'Gone' (2006) and of course, Sarah Walker in 'Chuck' (2007-2012). Most recently many may remember Strahovski from her role as Serena Joy Waterford in 'The Handmaid's Tale' (2017-2019) and Rene Carpenter in 'The Astronaut Wives Club' (2015).
Fayssal Bazzi stars as Ameer
Bazzi is an Australian actor known for his roles as-Sayyid in 'Extra Time' (2018), D Mac in 'Down Under' (2016), Mr. Tod's voice in 'Peter Rabbit' (2018) and Cop Thommo in 'Top of the Lake' (2017). In 2018, Bazzi was nominated for 'Best Supporting Actor' in 'Merger' aka 'Extra Time' (2018) at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards. The actors most recent works include 'The Commons' (2019), 'Mr Inbetween' (2019), 'Measure for Measure' (2019) and 'Rake' (2018).
Jai Courtney as Cam Sandford
Courtney is popularly known for his roles as Kyle Reese in 'Terminator Genisys' (2015), as Eric in the 'Divergent' series (2014), Varro in 'Spartacus' (2010) and George Harkness aka Captain Boomerang in 'Suicide Squad' (2016). At the 2016 Australians in Film Awards, Courtney was awarded the Foxtel Breakthrough Award. His most recent works include his voice work for Flashheart in '100% Wolf' (2020), his role as Callahan in 'Semper Fi', and Capt. Stefan Brandt in 'The Exception' (2016).
Other members of the cast include Asher Keddie from 'The Cry, Offspring', Dominic West from 'The Affair' and 'The Wire', Marta Dusseldorp from 'Janet King' and 'A Place to Call Home', Darren Gilshenan and Soraya Heidari also star in the show. The official synopsis reads, "An air hostess escaping a cult, an Afghan refugee saving his family, an Australian father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat trying to contain a national scandal each struggle – to the limits of their sanity – with an immigration system that is itself struggling." Watch the trailer below.
All six episodes of 'Stateless' will be available to stream on Netflix on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.