In detention

April 29, 2020


Australian series Stateless is described as an “urgent and compelling” drama that follows four people caught up in an immigration system that profoundly changes their lives.

Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Asher Keddie and Fayssal Bazzi star as four disparate people whose lives converge at an inshore detention centre in the middle of the desert, miles from anywhere, in a story that examines how people around the world are affected by an immigration system struggling to cope.

In this DQTV interview, co-creator, co-star and exec producer Cate Blanchett and Alastair McKinnon, MD of producer Matchbox Pictures, shine a light on the story at the centre of the six-part series and reveal why it speaks not only to Australia but countries around the world.

They also discuss the challenges of financing a series with such topical themes and why dramas can push subjects like this further than documentaries might be able to.

Stateless is produced by Matchbox Pictures and Dirty Films for ABC Australia and distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution. Netflix airs the series worldwide.

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