Stateless: Season 1

Stateless: Season 1

Stateless: Season 1

Set in the Australian desert, Cate Blanchett stars in this series inspired by true events about four strangers—flight attendant escaping a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat caught up in a national scandal—stuck in an immigration detention center.

2020Australia
Drama

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
8 July 2020

The Circumstances in Which They Come

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

EPISODE 1.2
8 July 2020

Incognita

Ambitious bureaucrat Clare Kowitz arrives at Barton as the new 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
8 July 2020

The Right Thing

Clare's relentless hunt for the leak in Barton pays off, 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
8 July 2020

Run Sofie Run

A peaceful protest turns chaotic as detainees break out of 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... MORE it to Australia.

EPISODE 1.5
8 July 2020

Panis Angelicus

Tensions run high as Clare struggles to keep control of 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... MORE severe jeopardy.

EPISODE 1.6
8 July 2020

The Seventh Circle

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

Stateless: Season 1 / Reviews

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

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

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Independent

Independent

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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