New TV series, a Stan Original Series, Prosper is loosely based on the rise and fall of the megachurch Hillsong. The Stan series recently aired its first episode, which dramatizes much of the shenanigans and scandals that have taken place at Hillsong churches over the last five years, including the accused rape at Hillsong Dallas, the lavish lifestyles and celebrity converts at Hillsong New York, and the substance abuse issues in hotel rooms at Hillsong Australia.
The series follows the Quinns, the founding family behind U Star, based in Sydney. Poised on the precipice of a lucrative American expansion, the family is about to catapult into a whole new stratosphere of wealth and unchecked power.
But behind closed doors, the Quinns are a family protecting shameful secrets - all while preaching a message of faith, love and acceptance to their many thousands of followers. At its heart, Prosper is a study of a damaged family inextricably bound together while tearing themselves apart.
Starring Richard Roxburgh and Rebecca Gibney, the series also features Ewen Leslie, Ming-Zhu Hii, Jacob Collins-Levy, Jacek Koman, Hayley McCarthy, Jordi Webber, Alex Fitzalan, Andrea Solonge and Alexander D'Souza
Created by Matt Cameron (Jack Irish, Secret City) and Jason Stephens (Lambs of God, Upright) and developed with the support of Stan, Lionsgate, Screen Australia and Screen NSW, Prosper is written by Matt Cameron, Liz Doran (Barons, Please Like Me), Louise Fox (Glitch, Broadchurch) and Belinda Chayko (Fires, Stateless).
The series is directed by Jennifer Leacey (The Secret She Keeps, Stan Original Series The Commons) and Shaun Wilson (Romantic Getaway, Frayed), and produced by Jason Stephens and Andrew Walker (Deadloch, Rosehaven). Helen Bowden is executive producer for Lingo Pictures and Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie are the executive producers for Stan.
Prosper is produced by Lingo Pictures, part of ITV Studios, with major production investment from Screen Australia with the assistance of the NSW Government via Screen NSW and the Made in NSW Fund.