Stan and All3Media International have confirmed that "Vikings" star Travis Fimmel will lead the cast of the upcoming Stan Original Series "Black Snow." The title is currently in production in North Queensland. “Led by Vikings star Travis Fimmel, Black Snow promises to be a landmark addition to our growing slate of homegrown Stan Originals," Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said. "Our thanks to the extraordinary team at Goalpost Television and our partners at Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, and Screen NSW, alongside the Australian South Sea Islander community of North Queensland, without whom this outstanding series would not be possible.”
The Stan Original Series "Black Snow," produced by Goalpost Television, is created by Lucas Taylor, writing alongside Boyd Quakawoot and Beatrix Christian. Directed by Sian Davies and Matthew Saville and shot by Murray Lui, the series is produced by Goalpost’s Rosemary Blight, alongside Lois Randall and Kaylene Butler. The series has received major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Stan and is financed with support from Screen Queensland, Screen NSW, and AMC Networks' Sundance Now. Financed and produced in association with All3Media International.
“It’s a privilege to be making this exceptionally crafted drama alongside the Australian South Sea Islander community of North Queensland," Goalpost Television’s Rosemary Blight said. "We have an incredibly talented creative team lead by creator Lucas Taylor and directors Sian Davies and Matthew Saville and a wonderful cast that combines the experience and stature of actors such as Travis Fimmel with exciting new discoveries such as Talijah Blackman-Corowa and Jemmason Power.”
"Black Snow" combines the character-driven storytelling of a coming-of-age drama with the gripping mystery of a classic whodunit to create a unique series that is deeply rooted in its North Queensland setting. In 1995, seventeen-year-old Isabel Baker was murdered. The six-part, one-hour mystery-drama series set in a small town in North Queensland with deep ties to the Australian South Sea Islander community, "Black Snow" also features newcomers Talijah Blackman-Corowa and Jemmason Power, alongside Brooke Satchwell (Mr. Inbetween), Alexander England, Erik Thomson, Kym Gyngell and Rob Carlton. The series will also feature the screen debut of Australian music sensation Ziggy Ramo.
The crime shocked the small town of Ashford and devastated Isabel’s Australian South Sea Islander community. The case was never solved, and the killer was never found. But in 2020, the opening of a time capsule unearths a secret that puts cold-case Detective James Cormack on the trail of the killer. "We're proud to support Black Snow through Screen Queensland's Screen Finance Program, and previously during its development through our Ideas Program in 2020," Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said. "Screen Queensland is deeply committed to empowering and uplifting diverse voices, and we look forward to seeing this powerful series come to life, currently filming in North Queensland."
Led by Vikings star Travis Fimmel, Black Snow promises to be a landmark addition to our growing slate of homegrown Stan Originals.” Cailah Scobie Chief Content Officer, Stan