Eden is an eight-part Stan original series that was shot in and around the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and, even cooler, was written by an all-female team.
In a press statement released by Stan, the streamer explains that “the mystery of Eden unfolds in an idyllic coastal town, where the disappearance of a young woman triggers a devastating chain of events which lays bare the dark and hidden heart of the community. Long-buried secrets are dragged into the open as lives and deeds intersect over one fractured summer and its aftermath.”
BeBe Bettencourt from 2021’s hit film The Dry leads the cast, joined by Sophie Wilde (Bird), alongside stars Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash), Cody Fern (American Horror Story), TV Week Gold Logie Award-winner Samuel Johnson (Molly) and Christopher James Baker (True Detective).
Described as a “complex, multi-generational tale” Eden also stars Australian favourites Rachael Blake (Cleverman), Leeanna Walsman (Penguin Bloom), Simon Lyndon (Mystery Road) and Maggie Kirkpatrick (Sando, The Letdown).
Vanessa Gazy (Highway), alongside Jess Brittain (Clique), Anya Beyersdorf (Shakespeare Now), Clare Sladden (Freudian Slip) and Penelope Chai (Other People’s Problems) make up the writing team and have developed a script that examines human relationships through the lens of sex and desire — making it sure to be a hit with viewers.
The intriguing series was also filmed in Byron Bay — the location of the upcoming Netflix reality series Byron Baes that gives viewers insight into the lives of several Instagram influencers from the area.
The resort town, once a haven for hippies and hemp lovers, has experienced a renaissance in the past few years as Hollywood celebrities like Matt Damon and Zac Efron have taken up residence there, and homegrown hunk Chris Hemsworth eschewed Los Angeles for the Northern NSW town.
Stan has not yet provided a premiere date for the new series but it seems safe to say that we will be getting an influx of Byron on our screens in 2021.
Check out the trailer for Eden below.