January 16, 2020 at 6:38 pm #1203288485
Stateless is a six-part Australian series co-created by Cate Blanchett. It is set to premiere next month at Berlinale then in Australia on March 1st.
No word yet about the US release date yet but NBCUniversal will reportedly handle international distribution.
Cast: Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Asher Keddie, Fayssal Bazzi, with Dominic West and Cate Blanchett
Trailer (ABC): https://youtube.com/watch?v=nyxdf2TvcJE
Trailer (Netflix): https://youtube.com/watch?v=C-Xep8pU_J0February 24, 2020 at 10:30 pm #1203359484
Netflix has taken global distribution rights for Stateless.
I am seeing double nomination for Cate Blanchett in Emmy (other for Mrs. America).February 24, 2020 at 11:06 pm #1203359501
It is increasingly hard to tell what qualifies for eligibility, like Bodyguard.February 24, 2020 at 11:29 pm #1203359512
I watched the trailer on Youtube and Blanchett is hardly in it. She looks like a guest star and Strahovski is the lead.February 25, 2020 at 5:08 am #1203359635
May be she’ll be in supporting.February 25, 2020 at 11:41 am #1203360143
Yvonne Strahovski is the big sell for me here. She’s an incredible actress and I can’t wait to see more of her.February 25, 2020 at 2:59 pm #1203360347
Is Cate Blanchett playing a cabaret singer? Regardless, I’ll be watching.February 27, 2020 at 11:03 pm #1203363378
The Hollywood Reporter: “One of the high-profile TV series bowing at the Berlin Film Festival, and whose global rights were recently acquired by Netflix, Australia’s Stateless comes up with an original twist to dramatize the desperation of illegal immigration.”
Mediaweek: “For a more realistic depiction of Australia, Stateless (Sunday 1 March on ABC) is about to become Must See TV. This will also be an international hit with a big-name cast including Cate Blanchett and Dominic West as a creepy cult couple, Jai Courtney and a career best performance from Yvonne Strahovski. Stateless is sensational.”
The Sydney Morning Herald: “The first episode is intriguing. The series as a whole is stunning. It challenges both your expectation and your understanding, slowly prosecuting a subject about which everyone has an opinion but few have lasting or useful answers. Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about Stateless is that it does not preach, but rather simply lays out its character cards, in a kind of poker game between narrative and viewer. Even then there are no clear winners.”
ScreenHub: “Strahovski is flawless – beyond the boldest of superlatives – in the load-bearing role of Sofie/Eva. Given the extremities of her character’s euphoria and abject despair, and the vertiginous swings of her moods and fate, this is a dream role. But it requires, and gets, a kamikaze commitment from Strahovski. She’s let down, somewhat, by the inexorably slow reveal of (and excruciating repetitions detailing) Sofie’s assault.”
The Guardian: “But just when you think you’ve got Stateless pegged, pow! Co-directors Emma Freeman (whose work includes Glitch and Tidelands) and Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof, The Dressmaker, Les Norton) take us somewhere else, oscillating between the four key narrative chunks of Elise McCredie and Belinda Chayko’s cleverly scrambled, nonlinear screenplay.”
United Stateless (Drama Quarterly)
Cate Blanchett, Elise McCredie, Tony Ayres, Co-Creators of ‘Stateless,’ Talk About Their Netflix Series (Variety)
‘Stateless’: Cate Blanchett Reveals Why TV Is The Perfect Medium For Her Netflix-Acquired Refugee Drama (Deadline)
Cate Blanchett and ‘Stateless’ Team Talk Giving a Voice to Different Political Views in New Series (The Hollywood Reporter)
Elise McCredie: Showrunning and Co-Creating Stateless (Screen Australia)
Cate Blanchett on global politics and immigration detention: ‘You’re living in a system that’s gone mad’ (The Guardian)
Stateless explores the human cost of Australia’s immigration regime (The Sydney Morning Herald)March 4, 2020 at 8:15 am #1203370618
Blanchett is supporting in this, right? Earlier this week, Chris had it listed in the predictions center, but took it out last night. Too bad because seeing Blanchett as a double nominee would have been amazing.
She also looks really good in this, too. There is a clip of her singing on Twitter–she’s pretty dang good at humming a tune!March 4, 2020 at 10:42 am #1203370944
I watched the first episode and enjoyed it. Yvonne Strahovski is 100% the lead and she is fantastic. Cate Blanchett and Dominic West are creepy AF. Both are supporting and I’m curious as to how they continue on in the miniseries after the first episode. Jai Courtney seems to have a big role and depending on how his character plays out, he might also be a lead. The series is definitely intriguing and leaves you with a big “WTF” cliffhanger at the end of the first episode. I’m exciting to see more.March 5, 2020 at 1:12 pm #1203372350
Seems clearcut that Stateless, a Netflix acquisition, does not meet any of the requirements. To Riley’s post, I also am not sure how Bodyguard was eligible either.
Foreign television production is ineligible unless it is the result of a coproduction (both financially and creatively) between U.S. and foreign partners, which precedes the start of production, and has a commitment to be shown on U.S. television prior to the start of production.March 5, 2020 at 11:18 pm #1203372809
Seems clearcut that Stateless, a Netflix acquisition, does not meet any of the requirements. To Riley’s post, I also am not sure how Bodyguard was eligible either. Foreign television production is ineligible unless it is the result of a coproduction (both financially and creatively) between U.S. and foreign partners, which precedes the start of production, and has a commitment to be shown on U.S. television prior to the start of production.
Fleabag wasn’t a co-production either, but acqusition shows are eligible to compete in Emmys if the original platform allows the US platform to put in their nominations.May 27, 2020 at 3:34 pm #1203504171
To be released on July 8th.
FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")May 27, 2020 at 3:50 pm #1203504187
Given those reviews looked fairly strong, it’s a shame this isn’t eligibility for the current year. It’s nice to see Strahovski getting a lead role, and one that apparently gives her a great showcase. And having Cate Blanchett back on TV so soon after Mrs. America is a welcome surprise. I’m also interested in Jai Courtney. He impressed me in Suicide Squad, and I’d like to see him in more character and serious roles, which based on that film might be where his true talent lies.
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