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SUSAN SARANDON, TRAVIS FIMMEL and TUPPENCE MIDDLETON join KICK GURRY, SEAN PENN and MATTHEW FOX in the brand new Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*T, filmed in Australia and premiering 28 September, only on Stan.

23 August 2023 – Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today released the NSFW red band trailer for the Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*T, marking actor Kick Gurry’s directorial debut and premiering 28 September, all episodes at once and only on Stan.

Watch the explicit red band trailer here:

Watch the green band trailer here

The biggest ensemble of Hollywood and home-grown talent in an Australian original television production, Stan has also announced that Susan Sarandon (Blue Beetle), Travis Fimmel (Vikings) and Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey) star in the six-episode series, joining director, producer and writer Kick Gurry (Edge of Tomorrow) alongside Sean Penn (Gaslit), Matthew Fox (Lost), Bryan Brown (Palm Beach), Ben O’Toole (Detroit), Lincoln Younes (Last King of the Cross), Alexander England (Stan Original Series Black Snow), Mel Jarnson (Mortal Kombat), Fayssal Bazzi (Stateless) and Dorian Nkono (The Twelve). 

Also starring in the series is Rebecca Breeds (Clarice), Bella Heathcote (Stan Original Series Scrublands) and Erik Thomson (Stan Original Series Black Snow). The series will be released globally by Fremantle.

Our troops aren’t safe. Neither are our DMs. After the Australian Minister of Defence (Erik Thomson) texts a ‘secret file’ to the Princess of Behati-Prinsloo, a small island nation, he sends four Australian soldiers (Gurry, O’Toole, England and Younes) into the war-torn country on a secret mission to retrieve the file. 

Mistaken for Americans, they are captured by freedom fighters (Bazzi, Jarnson and Nkono) and produce a hostage video that goes viral. When the soldiers reach celebrity status on social media, they realise that being caught might just be the best thing that could’ve happened to them. They’re about to make search history.

Following a deal with Fremantle, the series is due to launch exclusively on new streaming service ITVX in the UK in October 2023.

Matthew Fox as Lt. Pete Mitchell
Matthew Fox as Lt. Pete Mitchell
Erik Thomson as Colonel Bishop, Bella Heathcote as Jemima Justice
Erik Thomson as Colonel Bishop, Bella Heathcote as Jemima Justice

The Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*T is created, produced and directed by Kick Gurry. Sean Penn executive produces alongside producers John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz (Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, Stan Original Film Gold) from Deeper Water Films, and Brendan Donoghue. C*A*U*G*H*T is executive produced by Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie for Stan. The series is produced in association with Fremantle, who will also handle international distribution for the series.

The Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*T premieres 28 September, all episodes at once and only on Stan.

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