Stan: summer highlights

Stan has confirmed a swag of new and returning shows to screen across December & January including local productions Bloom and No Activity: The Night Before Christmas plus US titles I Am the Night, Black Monday,American Woman.

The Last O.G.
December 7
Created by Jordan Peele (Get Out) and John Carcieri (Eastbound & Down), The Last O.G. marks the welcome comeback of 30 Rock funnyman Tracy Morgan playing an ex-con who is released after 15 years in prison to discover the Brooklyn he left behind has been radically gentrified, and his wife (Girl’s Night star Tiffany Haddish) has moved on.
Season 2 coming in 2019, same day as U.S.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Holy-slay Spectacular
December 8
Christmas Special
Same Day as U.S.
Who will slay the competition? In this holiday special like no other, former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Eureka O’Hara, Jasmine Masters, Shangela, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Sonique, and All-Stars 3 champion Trixie Mattel compete against each other for the title of America’s first “Drag Race Xmas Queen”.

American Woman
December 14
Based on the life of Real Housewives star Kyle Richards, this timely comedy drama, set against the backdrop of the rise of feminism in the Seventies, stars Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) as a single mother struggling to bring up her two daughters. Co-starring Mena Suvari (American Pie).

No Activity: The Night Before Christmas
December 14
Available in 4K
The AACTA Award-winning and Logie Award-nominated series returns for a festive one-off special, and follows detectives Hendy and Stokes (Patrick Brammall, Darren Gilshenan) on their latest police assignment, this time with a seasonal twist. Tasked with a Christmas Eve stakeout, the pair monitor the scene from their parked car as a disgruntled Santa Claus holds a group of innocent Christmas shoppers hostage inside a suburban shopping mall.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars
December 15
Season 4
New Episodes Every Week
Same Day as U.S.
Get ready for 10 of your favourite queens to sashay back into the work room, in a brand-new season of All Stars! Monét X Change, Latrice Royale, Trinity Taylor, Farrah Moan, Valentina, Monique Heart, Jasmine Masters, Naomi Smalls, Gia Gunn, and Manila Luzon all go head to head for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. May the best all star win!

My Mad Fat Diary
December 21
Nominated for two BAFTA awards and winning Best Actress (for series star Sharon Rooney) at the British Academy Scotland Awards, My Mad Fat Diary, based on the novel by Rae Earl is a hilarious and emotional look at the troubled life of a teenage girl dealing with body issues, peer pressure and sex.

James Bond Collection in 4K
December 26
You know his name and you definitely know his number! Get ready to be shaken AND stirred by the world’s most famous spy, as all 25 James Bond films – available for the first time in 4K – set their sights on Stan. For your eyes only, from Dr. No to Spectre, nobody does it better than 007.

Bloom
January 1
Available in 4K
Bloom is a mystery drama about the scarcity of time and the choices we make, starring Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals) two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Bryan Brown (The Light Between Oceans) and Ryan Corr (Holding the Man). One year after a devastating flood kills five locals in an idyllic country town, a mysterious new plant appears with the power to restore their youth. It’s a gift powerful beyond wildest imaginings. A phenomenon so formidable that attempting to harness its potency means re-evaluating everything that’s important. It’s a miracle some will kill to keep secret.

Acceptable Risk
January 11
Limited Series
Nominated for three Irish Film and Television Awards, Acceptable Risk stars Elaine Cassidy (The Others) as a widow who discovers that her husband was not who she thought he was, and she knows nothing about his past. What work did he do for a powerful global organisation, and why did he need to carry a gun?

Black Monday
January 21
New Episodes Every Monday
Same Day as U.S.
Travel back to October 19, 1987-aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it… until now. This is the story of how a group of outsiders ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system. The outrageous comedy series stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall, and comes from executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad).

S.M.I.L.F.
January 21
Season 2
New Episodes Every Monday
Same Day as U.S.
This season finds Bridgette (creator, executive producer and showrunner Frankie Shaw) trying to move forward and focus on her future, while attempting to exorcise old ghosts and atone for past misdeeds. Viewers will also go back in time to witness the highly unconventional birth of Bridgette’s beloved son, Larry. Meanwhile, Bridgette’s mother Tutu (Rosie O’Donnell) rallies from a heartbreaking setback. Season two guest stars Oscar nominee Melanie Griffith.

Detour
Date TBC
Season 4
New Episodes Every Week
Same Day as U.S.
After a bonkers road-trip, a disastrous move to New York City, and a run from the law in Alaska, the misadventures of the Parker family continue for a fourth season. The zany madcap comedy stars Jason Jones and Natalie Zea, and comes from executive producer and co-creator Samantha Bee.

I Am the Night
January Date TBC
New Episodes Every Week
Same Day as U.S.
Directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), and starring Chris Pine (Star Trek, Wonder Woman) and India Eisley (Underworld: Awakening), I Am The Night is a gripping mystery inspired by real events. Fauna Hodel (Eisley) is an adopted teenage girl who begins to investigate the secrets to her past, leading her on a sinister trail to Dr. George Hodel, an infamous Hollywood gynaecologist who was involved in the legendary Black Dahlia murders in 1947.

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