The Commons: Season 1

The Commons: Season 1

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In this Australian near-future drama, a gifted neuropsychologist's desire to become a mother is at odds with a climate-threatened world where conceiving a child isn't so simple.

2019AustraliaSony Pictures Television Studios
DramaScience Fiction



Episode 1

In the near future, gifted neuropsychologist Eadie Boulay is desperate... More to conceive a child. Faced with next level climate change, the question of bringing a child into the world is a whole lot more complicated than it used to be.


Episode 2

Eadie’s desperation to conceive leads to a dangerous bargain with... More Shay. Her offer to take his National Service days at one of the city’s Resettlement Centres will seem a small price to pay for the chance to have a child.


Episode 3

Eadie’s deception runs deeper as the pregnancy progresses and she... More needs to make good on her offer to take Shay’s National Service days at one of the city’s emergency Resettlement Centres.


Episode 4

Eadie’s drive to help Rachel find her family lost in... More the storm gives her a front row view of what people are experiencing further out in the hot zones.


Episode 5

As Ivy stares down an uncertain future, her mood hits... More the skids and Lloyd looks to Shay to step up into his godfatherly role and help her find her feet.


Episode 6

Lloyd and Eadie find themselves in the bombed remains of... More their relationship now that Eadie’s pregnancy has finally been revealed. But Lloyd can sense Eadie’s still hiding something from him.


Episode 7

Eadie and the Latus have crossed a dangerous line and... More keeping them out of the hands of Border Authorities is going to cost more than they imagined.


Episode 8

As an unprecedented heatwave grips the city, Eadie stares down... More the possibility that the cost of her gamble will be the Latu’s future, the loss of her marriage and now the chance that her babies’ health is at risk.

The Commons: Season 1 | Reviews

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The story unfurls calmly, almost clinically, but smartly stays tight on the human notes without losing its way in the political and social themes.

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Boasts fine performances from Froggatt and Lyons and a scarily prescient view of our near future that will make you feel a bit squirrely while watching it.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Despite the "distant" in that regularly used turn of phrase, the "not-so-distant" future, the drama here feels unsettlingly immediate.

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The Commons: Season 1 | Release Details

The Commons: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.