Tuesday, April 09, 2024


“Scrublands”is a new Stan Originals Australian-produced live-action ‘rural noir’ TV drama series, directed by Greg McLean, based on the novel by Chris Hammer, streaming May 2, 2024 on Sundance Now and AMC+:

“…in an isolated and struggling country town, a charismatic and dedicated priest, ‘Father Byron Swift’ (Jay Ryan) opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners. 

‘One year later investigative journalist ‘Martin Scarsden’ (Luke Arnold)  arrives to write what should be a simple feature story on the anniversary of the tragedy. But when Martin's instincts kick in and he digs beneath the surface, the previously accepted narrative begins to fall apart, and he finds himself in a life and death race to uncover the truth. 

“Martin finds the people of ‘Ruversend’ deeply scarred and hostile to journalists, with local bookstore owner ‘Mandy Bond’ (Bella Heathcote), ‘Constable Robbie Haus-Jones’ (Adam Zwar), and widow ‘Fran Landers’ (Victoria Thaine) giving him short shrift. But each have a past with Byron Swift they have kept hidden... “

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