'Stateless': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to about Cate Blanchett's Netflix refugee drama
Exploring the down under's difficult immigration track record, the ABC Australia series will have its Netflix premiere in shortly over a week
Having garnered rave reviews playing the shrewd and vividly glorified version of real-life anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly on FX and Hulu's 'Mrs. America', Cate Blanchett is all set to arrive on yet another streaming platform, with yet another real-life inspired endearing tale in 'Stateless'. This time, inspiration was borrowed from the story of German citizen Cornelia Rau, a permanent resident of Australia who was unlawfully detained in 2004. Exploring the down under's difficult immigration track record, the ABC Australia series will have its Netflix premiere in shortly over a week. Here's all you need to know about it.
Having already premiered on ABC in Australia on March 1, all six episodes of Stateless will arrive on Netflix on Wednesday, July 8.
The story of 'Stateless' chronicles four strangers of different backgrounds suffering a common problem: being detained in Australia. The six episodes take time to navigate the personal circumstances that led them to the Australian detention center through flashbacks. We meet an air hostess running away from a cult, an Afghan refugee looking to establish a new life with his family, a young father trying to escape a job that leads nowhere, and a bureaucrat tumbling amid a scandal. “Our hope is that Stateless will generate a global conversation around our systems of border protection and how our humanity has been affected by them," said creators Blanchett, Tony Ayres and Elisa McCredie in a statement.
Blanchett stars as the diva cult leader, Pat. The Handmaid’s Tale’s Yvonne Strahovski plays the air hostess, Sofie. Fayssal Bazzi stars as the Afghan refugee Ameer, and Suicide Squad's Jai Courtney hops aboard as a newly employed prison guard. The Affair’s Dominic West and Australian stars Asher Keddie, Marta Dusseldorp, and Soraya Heidari also star in the show.
Blanchett is serving as co-creator and executive producer alongside Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie.
The trailer for 'Stateless' gives a crisp taste of all the drama and tension about to unfold. Catch it here
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