Stan orders more ‘Bloom’ from Playmaker Media

01 July, 2019 by Don Groves

‘Bloom’ cast and creatives at the Logie Awards.

Stan has commissioned a second season of Bloom from creator Glen Dolman and Playmaker Media.

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The miniseries directed by John Curran and Mat King broke the platform’s viewing records when it premiered on New Year’s Day.

Jacki Weaver, Bryan Brown, Phoebe Tonkin, Ryan Corr, Daniel Henshall, Sam Reid, Genevieve Morris, Anne Charleston and John Stanton starred in the supernatural romance-mystery-horror produced by Sue Seeary.

Dolman started writing the second batch of six episodes a couple of months ago. “We have landed on the core idea,” Stan’s chief content officer Nick Forward tells IF. “It will have a mix of returning and new characters.”

The characters played by Brown, Corr and Morris were among the survivors of the first series, which has sold widely to international markets including the US, the UK and Europe by Sony Pictures Television. The UK’s Channel 5 acquired the show for its VOD service My5.

Forward agrees the deals helped encourage Stan to greenlight a second season, observing: “The economics broadly make it work.”

Last week Stan announced Playmaker Media will produce the eight-hour character-driven thriller The Commons, starring Joanne Froggatt and Damon Herriman.

Vicki Madden’s Sweet Potato Films and 2 Jons’ supernatural crime drama The Gloaming is due to premiere later this year or early next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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