Primetime TV Review: “Stateless”

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Stateless” on Netflix Review by Suzanne 7/9/20

This is an Australian show, developed by Cate Blanchett, who plays a small role as the wife of a cult leader (she sings!). The drama follows a family of immigrants from Afghanistan (Fayssal Bazzi plays the father, Ameer), who are tricked by greedy con artists. To say that terrible things happen to this poor family is an understatement.

By contrast, a beautiful flight attendant, Sophie (Yvonne Strahovski) gets involved with a cult (one where they dance a lot). She’s got some serious mental problems, which are made worse by the cult and its leader (Dominic West). She ends up swimming out to sea and gets tagged as an immigrant. In her delusions, she tells them that she’s German, so they put her in the same immigration detention center as the others. The show really tells us about the plight of immigrants, especially in Australia in the early part of this century.

These people are all brought together in an Australian immigration detention center in the desert, along with some others. It’s a compelling drama, and the acting is top notch. It’s based on a true story.  There are only 6 episodes to this miniseries, so check it out.


Six-Episode Limited Series “Stateless” Premieres July 8 on Netflix
Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Asher Keddie, Fayssal Bazzi, Dominic West, and Cate Blanchett star in the project.

Stateless is a limited series about four strangers (an airline hostess running from a cult, an Afghan refugee, a young father, and a bureaucrat trying to contain a scandal) whose lives collide at an immigration detention center in the middle of the Australian desert


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Sophie (Yvonne Strahovski) dancing in "Stateless"

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