Stan original series Bloom was certainly a stand-out in 2019, so it’s no wonder that a second season was announced to be in production back in November.
And now, the highly-anticipated award-winning series has returned (April 9) ahead of the Easter long weekend.
The first series was based on a “mysterious plant with luminous berries that offered a second chance to return to your prime. While it proved miraculous for some, others were corrupted and fought to possess it.”
The official trailer for the second season was unveiled in March, and while popular actor Ryan Corr is not returning, the core cast of Bryan Brown (Peter Rabbit), Jackie Weaver (Animal Kingdom) and Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals) is back.
According to the official synopsis; season two begins after some time has passed and news of the miracle has spread.
“This time around the plant itself has transformed and the experience and its side effects are far more severe,” a statement from Stan read.
“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 erupt.”
Joining the cast for season two is a mix of rising stars and Australian screen legends including Jacqueline McKenzie (Stan Original Series Romper Stomper), Gary Sweet (House Husbands), Bella Heathcote (Strange Angel), Toby Schmitz (Black Sails), Jackson Heywood (Home and Away) and Ed Oxenbould (Puberty Blues) – plus returning to the series, Genevieve Morris (Stan Original Series No Activity), John Stanton (The Doctor Blake Mysteries) and Anne Charleston (Neighbours).
Powerhouse Tones & I’s version of ‘Forever Young’ from Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’ is the haunting song over the new teaser and it sets the tone for what is going to be an incredible second season.
All episodes of the Stan Original Series Bloom Season 2 streaming now on Stan.
WATCH: The first official trailer for Stan original series, Bloom.