Stateless: Season 1

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Set in the Australian desert, Cate Blanchett stars in this series inspired by true events about four strangers—flight attendant escaping... More

Where to watch Stateless: Season 1

Stateless: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand... More now on Netflix.

Stateless: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1

The Circumstances in Which They Come

Four strangers' lives collide at an immigration detention centre: a... More woman escaping a cult, a refugee, a father leaving a job, and a bureaucrat on the verge of scandal.

Episode 1.2


Ambitious bureaucrat Clare Kowitz arrives at Barton as the new... More General Manager and is struck by the extent of the facility's dysfunction. Ameer finally makes it to Australia only to discover tragic news awaits him.

Episode 1.3

The Right Thing

Clare's relentless hunt for the leak in Barton pays off,... More while Cam wrestles with his conscience over the beaten detainee. Sofie uncovers an ambitious escape plan, and Mina tries to support her grief-stricken father.

Episode 1.4

Run Sofie Run

A peaceful protest turns chaotic as detainees break out of... More Barton and Clare struggles with the fallout. Cam discovers Janice is harbouring the escapees and Ameer tries to keep the secret of how he made it to Australia.


Panis Angelicus

Tensions run high as Clare struggles to keep control of... More Barton. Sofie's mental health deteriorates as the memory of what Gordon did to her is resurrected. Ameer's lies come undone, putting his visa chances in severe jeopardy.


The Seventh Circle

Season finale. Margot makes an important discovery that leads her... More to believe Sofie is imprisoned at Barton. Clare cuts a deal with Ameer that will change his and Mina's futures.

Stateless: Season 1 | Ratings & Reviews

"Strahovski, who’s spent the past three years hemmed into Serena Joy’s circular character arc on The Handmaid’s Tale, gives a beautifully nuanced performance as Sofie."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"West and Blanchett are at society’s fringes, while anti-immigrant sentiment — as series-ending onscreen titles about the ongoing crisis of Australia’s detention centers, now placed offshore — is at the center of societies the world over. It’s a point “Stateless” makes crisply, one that gains in power from the hairpin-reversing manner through which the series arrives there, and one that makes it urgent viewing."


"Despite moving and deeply human performances throughout, Stateless' refusal to take a stance makes it oddly futile."

TV GuideTV Guide

"Packs an emotional wallop... artfully assembled. Emma Freeman and Jocelyn Moorehouse's direction is smooth. Bonnie Elliot's cinematography is crisp and evocative. The imagery, too, is powerful. Water is everywhere, a metaphor for the journey Ameer's family must take, the life which everyone in the narrative is gasping to find and, ultimately, the one thing denied to everyone trapped in Barton, a dry, arid hole in the outback."


"The two main intertwining stories — an Afghan family fleeing the Taliban and a German flight attendant on the run from her personal demons — make an impression as they highlight the contrast between first- and third-world citizens who decide to change countries. ... Strahovski (The Handmaid's Tale) creates an engrossing pop-up character for whom one willingly suspends disbelief."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Thrilling, surprising drama interrogates painful Australian truths. The Cate Blanchett-led ABC series, just picked up by Netflix, offers a psychologically charged and nail-biting depiction of immigration detention."

The GuardianThe Guardian

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