Bleats

Why It's Important To Keep Making Australian TV Shows

Tell him he's streaming.

Creating Australian content has been integral to not only showcase our culture to the world but to progress it. With this streaming service Stan has created three series; The Other Guy, The Commons and The Gloaming, as well as the feature film, True History of the Kelly Gang to showcase various people with different lifestyles but all uniquely Aussie stories to the world.

GOAT had the opportunity to sit down with Matt Okine & Harriet Dyer from The Other Guy, Ryan Corr, Joanne Froggatt & David Lyons from The Commons and Emma Booth & Ewen Leslie from The Gloaming about the impact of Australian productions and why it’s essential that we are able to tell our own stories.

The Other Guy season 2 premieres on December 13, The Commons on Christmas Day and The Gloaming on New Years Day.

Preacher's Lachy Hulme Explains How A Death Threat Made Him Take A Role On The Craziest Show On TV

It ends with a bang.

Preacher‘s fourth season is set to premiere August 5th on Stan, bringing the epic story of Jesse Custer, Tulip O’Hare and everyone’s favourite vampire Cassidy to a close in what promises to go out with a bang.

Lachy Hulme as Frankie- Preacher _ Season 4 – Photo Credit: Lachlan Moore/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

And joining the cast for its final season is one of Australia’s most underrated actors, Lachy Hulme.

Having played powerhouses like Kerry Packer and his incredible Logie-nominated turn as Blake Farron in Stan’s Romper Stomper, we wanted to know what got the actor to join Preacher as Frankie Toscani aka “the advanced torture tutor”.

GOAT sat down with Hulme to talk about everything from the friend that convinced him to take the role to what makes Preacher unlike anything you’ll see on TV.

The fourth and final season of Preacher premieres Monday, August 5th with a massive double episode only on Stan, for the beginning of what promises to be one of the best/craziest/wildest seasons of TV you’ll ever see.

You Might Not Know His Name But Jimmi Simpson Is One Of Hollywood's Best Leading Actors

It's Always Sunny In Perpetual Grace, LTD.

Jimmi Simpson is something of an enigma. He’s been in some of the biggest TV shows and films made in the last 20 years but even with that, not everyone knows who he is because he is that good at it.

From Liam McPoyle in It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia to William/The Man In Black from Westworld and his lead role in Stan’s Perpetual Grace, LTD alongside powerhouse Ben Kingsley, Simpson is one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors.

GOAT spoke to Simpson about how his career turned from not wanting to play the “everyman” to embracing it:

It’s at about Westworld where they said “we’d like you to play not just the spike in the punch but the punch, we want you to be apart of the moral fabric that brings the audience into this new story, into this new world that they live in” and the responsibility I felt to do that.”

Simpson explained the differences between his latest show,
Perpetual Grace, LTD and HBO’s Westworld:

It [Perpetual Grace, LTD] wasn’t that small of a production, I guess there was such a clear artistic vision from Steve Conrad and Bruce Terris and when they had the idea they showed it to EPIX and MGM and they said “we’re going to help you execute that the way you see it” which is rare in television.

So it wasn’t like a monumental amount of crew like Westworld, I mean we generally had about three units going on Westworld which means three different cameras shooting three different things to try to cover everything we needed to do. This was also one unit, very focused but it was a full on production working though, full hours, everybody’s working their butts off to the bone and again, it’s that vision that got everybody motivated.

Here’s the thing, you can see that when you watch Perpetual Grace, LTD. The show is artistically driven from everyone and it’s a fantastic series with some of the most talented actors and creatives driving it.

It streams on Stan and has some career defining performances from Jimmi Simpson and Ben Kingsley, so really what more motivation do you need?

Pop-up Channel

Follow Us