Cate Blanchett’s immigration-centered series titled Stateless is nearing its release date of July 8 on Netflix––and only recently have they released the trailer for the upcoming series.
As per Netflix’s synopsis, this is how the series will be going:
“Stateless” is a powerful and timely series about four strangers whose lives collide at an immigration detention center in the middle of the Australian desert — an airline hostess (Yvonne Strahovski) on the run from a dangerous cult, an Afghan refugee (Fayssal Bazzi) and his family fleeing persecution, a young father (Jai Courtney) escaping a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat (Asher Keddie) running out of time to contain a national scandal.
Netflix, being the business mogul that it is, has already acquired the global rights of the series back in February. With seven years in the making, Blanchett seems to recently be dominating her couple of first major starring roles in television.
The trailer for the series gives us a little insight on how the upcoming series will function as a story. Co-created by Blanchett, Elise McCredie, and Tony Ayres––Stateless will be showing a handful of drama while still being grounded in the real-world of issues, particularly immigration policies.
There have been infuriating news surrounding immigration. In the United States, the treatment of undocumented immigrants has been all but solved––and gaining mass traction back in 2018 when news of the immigrants’ treatments lead to malnourishment not only of the detainees, but also the children.
Stateless is directed by Emma Freeman and Jocelyn Moorhouse alongside writers McCredie and Belinda Chayko. As Cate Blanchett stars, she widens her arsenal of films and series that includes Thor: Ragnarok, Babel, and even How to Train Your Dragon 2. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, my friend.
Check out the trailer for “Stateless” below and tell us what you think: