Stan have announced that production will commence this week on its newest Original Series, Romper Stomper, a 6-part drama continuing the story first told in the ground-breaking and controversial feature film of the same name, released 25 years ago.
Thrilling, bold and provocative, Romper Stomper will pick up on the prescient themes and story of Geoffrey Wright’s 1992 classic film -which starred Russell Crowe in a breakout role – following a new generation of the activist Right, their Anti-Fascist counterparts, and the multicultural fabric of a country each of them threatens to tear apart. The series is the brainchild of Wright.
Romper Stomper will see Jacqueline McKenzie and Dan Wyllie reprise their roles from the original film. Joining them are Lachy Hulme, Sophie Lowe, David Wenham and rising star Toby Wallace.
Producer John Edwards said: “Romper Stomper is a fantastic chance to break the mould of Australian drama – a contemporary thriller with competing tribes and different points of view battling for power. The series brings together some of our greatest character actors and wonderful new talents as well. Very exciting.”
Mesmerising, confrontational and controversial, the original film’s ideas are more relevant than ever now, 25 years later, as the world confronts the politics of hate and hard-right populism. This bold, new Stan Original Series will be a must-see TV event, and will be available exclusively on Stan.
For the time being, check out the trailer for the film from 1992: