ABC Studios International & Stan Partner for The Gloaming


Stan has commissioned a new original series, The Gloaming, co-produced with ABC Studios International.

The eight-part drama is created by The Kettering Incident’s Victoria Madden. Set to premiere in 2019, The Gloaming will be shot in Tasmania. In the series, unorthodox, troubled cop Molly McGee leads an investigation into the murder of an unidentified woman. To solve the case, Molly has to team up with Alex O’Connell, a man she hasn’t spoken to in 20 years, and they discover that the murder has links to a cold case from the past.

The Gloaming will be produced by Australian companies Sweet Potato Films and 2 Jons in association with Mushroom Pictures. Disney Media Distribution will be taking the show to audiences globally. The series will premiere exclusively on Stan in 2019.

Nick Forward, Stan’s chief content officer, said, “We’re delighted to be working with Vicki and John to bring this extraordinary and unique project to the screen. Partnering with Disney’s ABC Studios International, the scale and scope of this production has rarely, if ever, been seen in Australia before.”

“We’re excited to work with the incredibly talented Vicki Madden,” said Keli Lee, managing director of ABC Studios International. “We loved her work on The Kettering Incident and know this story is in great hands. We’re thrilled to partner with John Molloy and Stan and to create an incredible world for The Gloaming in beautiful Tasmania.”

Madden said, “I am thrilled to be teaming up with John Molloy, Stan and ABCSI—the perfect collaborators to create this ambitious, international series. It is a fantastic time to be working as a creator and writer in television.”

Molloy said, “It is a joy to be working with master storyteller Vicki Madden to bring her compelling, evocative voice to screen. Stan and ABCSI are the perfect partners to create unique, distinctive television for Australian and International audiences.”