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Stan announces new original drama Prosper about megachurch family


Stan announces new original drama Prosper about a family with ‘unchecked wealth’ who build an ‘evangelical megachurch’

Australian streaming platform Stan has commissioned a new original series called Prosper.

Stan has teamed up with Hollywood studio Lionsgate to create the series, which has been described as a ‘razor-sharp drama of faith, ambition and divided loyalties’.

Prosper is set in the inner sanctum of a family bound together by unfathomable wealth and unchecked power as they build an evangelical megachurch hell-bent on global domination.

Stan has teamed up with Lionsgate to create new series Prosper, which has been described as a 'razor-sharp drama of faith, ambition and divided loyalties'. Prosper is written by lead creative and executive producer Matt Cameron, Liz Doran and Belinda Chayko (pictured)

Stan has teamed up with Lionsgate to create new series Prosper, which has been described as a ‘razor-sharp drama of faith, ambition and divided loyalties’. Prosper is written by lead creative and executive producer Matt Cameron, Liz Doran and Belinda Chayko (pictured)

Developed with the support of Stan, Lionsgate, Screen NSW and Screen Australia, Prosper is written by lead creative and executive producer Matt Cameron (Jack Irish, Secret City), Liz Doran (Barons, Please Like Me), Louise Fox (Glitch, Broadchurch) and Belinda Chayko (Fires, Stateless). 

The series is produced by Jason Stephens (Lambs of God, Upright) and Helen Bowden (The Secrets She Keeps) for Lingo Pictures and Andrew Walker (Deadloch, Rosehaven), with further casting and production announcements to come.

The cast is yet to be announced. 

Nine Entertainment’s streaming service has undoubtedly reshaped the Australian television landscape, attracting more than 2.5 million subscribers.

Stan’s original content includes shows like The Tourist (starring Jamie Dornan), Bump (featuring Claudia Karvan and Nathalie Morris), Wolf Like Me (starring Isla Fisher) and RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.

Matt Cameron (Jack Irish, Secret City) will executive produce the series

Matt Cameron (Jack Irish, Secret City) will executive produce the series

Its original movies include Gold, starring Zac Efron, and Christmas on the Farm. 

Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said: ‘When we announced we were expanding our partnership with the world-class Hollywood studio Lionsgate to include development of new projects, we knew we would have some outstanding Stan Original Series on the way. 

‘Prosper will be a prestige drama that explores the consequences of unbridled power and desire, with Lingo Pictures and the creative team having developed both a brilliant – and timely – series.

‘Today’s commissioning announcement marks only the beginning of our expanded partnership with Lionsgate, as we continue to work together to develop and commission even more premium Stan Originals.’

Lionsgate President of International Television Agapy Kapouranis said: ‘We’re excited to kick off our pact with Stan with such a powerful drama. This is just the first of the many opportunities our collaboration can tap in Australia and around the world.’

Further Stan Original Series currently in development through Stan’s partnership with Lionsgate include drama series The Geography of Friendship, which is being jointly developed and produced by Aquarius Films and Rose Byrne’s Dollhouse Pictures; and the outback comedy crime series Population: 11, which is being developed by Jungle Entertainment.

Stan's original content includes shows like The Tourist (starring Jamie Dornan), Bump (featuring Claudia Karvan and Nathalie Morris), Wolf Like Me (starring Isla Fisher) and RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under (contestants are pictured)

Stan’s original content includes shows like The Tourist (starring Jamie Dornan), Bump (featuring Claudia Karvan and Nathalie Morris), Wolf Like Me (starring Isla Fisher) and RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under (contestants are pictured) 

The Stan Original Series Prosper is produced by Lingo Pictures, with major production investment from Screen Australia with the assistance of the NSW Government via Screen NSW and the Made in NSW Fund.

Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie will executive produce for Stan. Lionsgate will manage international sales.

Prosper will begin production soon, with further announcements to come.

It comas after Stan, which offers a diverse range of programs from live sport to movies and TV shows, grew its subscribers by six per cent to more than 2.5 million users.

The rise in numbers increased the company’s revenue by 22 per cent.

Average subscribers to Stan’s new sports service, Stan Sport, rose more than 150 per cent higher in the June quarter compared to last year. 

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