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24 08 2020 - Media release

Stan and Screen Australia announce Bump


Carlos Sanson Jnr, Claudia Karvan, Nathalie Morris

Stan today announced that production has commenced on the new Stan Original Series Bump, with major production investment from Screen Australia – and will premiere exclusively on Stan in 2020/2021.

Stan Original Series Bump is a 10-part drama series that centres around Oly (played by Nathalie Morris), an ambitious and high-achieving teenage girl who has a surprise baby; and the complications that ensue for two families. Set in and around a high school in contemporary inner Sydney and following the main characters home, Bump explores unexpected motherhood, unwelcome new relatives, and unintended consequences with humour and emotional honesty.

The series stars Claudia Karvan (The Other Guy), who leads as Oly’s mother Angie and also acts as a producer of the series. Claudia is joined by a diverse cast of new and exciting talent including, Nathalie Morris (Oly), Carlos Sanson Jnr, Catalina Palma, Safia Arain, Paula Garcia, Ioane Saula, Peter Thurnwald and Ricardo Scheihing Vasquez who play the school friends and Chilean family of the young father of Oly’s baby.

The Stan Original Series is produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond (Romper Stomper) and reunites Claudia Karvan with her fellow Love My Way producer John Edwards (Romper Stomper). Dan Edwards (Romper Stomper) will also produce.

Directors are Geoff Bennett (Wolf Creek), Gracie Otto (The Other Guy) and Leticia Caceres (The True History of Billie the Kid). The series is created and co-written by Kelsey Munro and Kelsey is joined in the writing team by Jessica Tuckwell, Timothy Lee, Mithila Gupta and Steven Arriagada.

Bump is a sharply funny and fast-paced relationship drama which explores the unplanned and life-changing consequences of the impulsive moments in life.

Nick Forward, Chief Content Officer at Stan, said: “We’re really looking forward to working with Claudia Karvan, John and Dan Edwards, Kelsey Munro and the emerging new talent in the Stan Original Series Bump. The series promises to be raw, honest, heartbreaking, thoughtful, funny and fresh.”

Sally Caplan, Head of Content at Screen Australia, said: “We’re thrilled to support emerging creator Kelsey Munro who has teamed up with experienced producers Claudia Karvan, John Edwards and Daniel Edwards, along with an impressive lineup of writers and directors, to bring this funny and emotional family drama to life.”

Claudia Karvan, star and producer, said: “Bump feels truthful, funny and alive. It has a strong sense of place and its examination of intimate relationships is surprising and unsettlingly recognisable which is testament to the talent and honesty of our writers. I can’t wait to play Angie and be a part of this new Latino/Anglo family, brought together by a shocking, cryptic teen pregnancy no less.”

Stan Original Series Bump is produced by Roadshow Productions. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Stan. Financed with support from Screen NSW. ITV Studios will manage international sales.


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