Stan has today given us a first peek at season two of Bloom, which is “coming soon.”
Returning cast for the 6 part series include Jacki Weaver, Bryan Brown, Phoebe Tonkin, Genevieve Morris, John Stanton, Terry Norris and Anne Charleston.
Joining the cast are Jacqueline McKenzie (Romper Stomper), Gary Sweet (House Husbands), Bella Heathcote (Strange Angel), Toby Schmitz (Black Sails), Jackson Heywood (Home and Away) and Ed Oxenbould (Puberty Blues).
In the first season of Bloom, the residents of a small, country town, Mullan, were left reeling after an inexplicable “fountain of youth” appeared in the wake of a devastating flood. A mysterious plant with luminous berries offered a second chance to return to your prime, which proved miraculous for some, while others were corrupted and fought to possess it.
In season two, time has passed, and news of the miracle has spread, but this time around the plant itself has transformed and the experience and its side effects are far more severe. With the town’s secret having leaked, Anne Carter (Jacqueline McKenzie) – the former CEO of a biotech company – arrives in Mullan with her young daughter and her friend’s teenage son, Luke (Ed Oxenbould), for a tree-change. But it’s only her cover story. John Melvin (Toby Schmitz), the troubled new priest is trying hard to rally faith and is desperate for a miracle from God. While beloved former actress, Gwen Reed (Jacki Weaver/Phoebe Tonkin), has cheated death once again, but at what cost? As news of a “second generation” plant emerges, a battle between nature, science and faith erupts.
The first-look teaser reveals the return of Gwendolyn Reed, and also features the ARIA award-winning artist Tones & I with her cover of the hit ‘Forever Young’.
Stan Original Series Bloom is created by Glen Dolman and produced by Sue Seeary. The drama was shot by Geoffrey Hall with Greg McLean (Stan Original Series Wolf Creek) and Sian Davies (Stan Original Series The Gloaming) both directing the series.
Stan Original Series Bloom is produced by Sony Pictures Television’s powerhouse production company Playmaker for Stan. Major production investment from Stan in association with Screen Australia. Financed with support from Film Victoria.