Australian Stan and 9Network Start Production – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Australians Stan and 9Network began production on Bali 2002, based on the terrorist attacks on the country’s tourist hotspots 20 years ago, with distributor Banijay Rights launching at yesterday’s London Screenings showcase.
The show is the first to be co-commissioned between Stan and 9Network and features the likes of Rachel Griffiths (Total control), Richard Roxburgh (Rake) and Claudia Jessy (Bridgerton). Banijay Endemol Shine Australia and Screentime labels are producing.
Based on the 2002 terrorist attacks on Bali‘s tourist hotspots, the four parts explore how everyday heroes from Bali, Australia and beyond defied the odds to bring order from chaos and peace. hope from despair.
Airing later this year, distributor Banijay Rights kicked off sales yesterday at its London Screenings storefront alongside a host of drama and entertainment mastheads.
Callah Scobie, Content Manager at Stan, said: “Bali 2002 promises to be a powerful, inspiring and sensitively told drama series that pays homage to everyday heroes from Australia, Bali and beyond.
Pierre Andrikidis (Eden) and Katrina Irawati Graham (coming soon) Siti Rubiyah) lead the series. The producer is Kerrie Mainwaring (wolf creek) for Screentime, Tim Pye executive produces, alongside Sara Richardson for Endemol Shine Australia, Michael Healy and Andy Ryan for the 9Network and Amanda Duthie and Cailah Scobie for Stan.