Stan returns to Scrublands

Stan returns to Scrublands


By Michael Pickard
June 5, 2024

First Look

FIRST LOOK: Luke Arnold and Bella Heathcote will reprise their roles for the second season of Australian streamer Stan’s original drama Scrublands, which is now filming in Western Australia.

Luke Arnold as Martin Scarsden in Scrublands: Silver

Set a year after the events of season one, Scrublands: Silver picks up with investigative journalist Martin Scarsden (Arnold), who has returned to his coastal hometown, Port Silver, WA, to set up a new life with partner Mandy Bond (Heathcote).

When he arrives to find his childhood friend Jasper brutally murdered and Mandy the prime suspect, Martin struggles with doubts – about Mandy and about his own ability to recognise the truth. As he pushes forward to find the real murderer and absolve Mandy, Martin confronts secrets about Port Silver and his long-buried past.

Based on the novel Silver by Chris Hammer, the sequel to Scrublands, the second season will also star Luke Carroll, Debra Lawrance, David Roberts, Tasma Walton, Luke Pegler, Caroline Brazier, Joel Jackson, Toby Truslove, Sarah Roberts, Hamish Michael, Radek Jonak and Damian De Montemas.

Scrublands: Silver is an Easy Tiger and Third Act Stories production co-commissioned by Stan and the 9Network.

The series is produced by Martha Coleman with Ian Collie, Rob Gibson and Felicity Packard. It is directed by Ben Young (pictured top with Arnold and Heathcote), written by Felicity Packard, Fiona Kelly and Jock Serong, with executive producers Michael Healy and Andy Ryan from the 9Network and Cailah Scobie and Alicia Brown for Stan.

International sales are handled by Abacus Media Rights, who previously sold season one to broadcasters including the BBC in the UK.

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