At Urban List, we know that the hunt for the next Stan binge never ends so with that in mind, here’s a sling of the best shows to watch on Stan right now. In the mix, you’ll find all the complex drama and true crime to get stuck into, plus a bunch of newbies worth a solid binge, needless to say you won't be lost for all the best content to watch on Stan.
Read on for the best shows on Stan.
The brand new season of Dr. Death is based on the Wondery podcast and follows 'Miracle Man' Paolo Macchiarini (Édgar Ramírez), a charming surgeon renowned for his innovative operations. In the end, most patients perish by his hand, suffocating on the decaying plastic windpipes he placed inside them.
From the award-winning makers of Offspring, Year Of is a multi-generational spin-off of your favourite Aussie serie Bump. Unsurprisngly, this one will showcase another set of disparate inner-city teens at Jubilee High School as they navigate their senior years.
From the producers of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, Lucky Hank is a comedic drama series based on Richard Russo’s novel Straight Man. The series follows Bob Odenkirk as Henry (Hank) Devereaux, Jr., a failed novelist turned unlikely chair of the English department of a mediocre college in a working-class town. Backstabbing colleagues, crusading students and a flirtatious protégée all aggravate the mounting midlife crisis Hank experiences when his celebrated father flies back in the picture.
Directed and written by Rian Johnson (Knives Out), this 10-part mystery-of-the-week series stars Academy® Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Emmy® Award winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon) and Emmy® nominee Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black, Russian Doll). The show follows Charlie Cale (Lyonne), a woman with the epic ability to determine when someone is lying.
Starring Travis Fimmel (Vikings), this gripping six-part crime drama series is the mystery of a classic whodunit. In 1994, seventeen-year-old Isabel Baker (Talijah Blackman-Corowa) was murdered, shocking the small town of Ashford and devastating Isabel’s Australian South Sea Islander community. The case was never solved, the killer never found. But 25 years later, the opening of a time capsule unearths a secret that puts cold-case detective James Cormack (Fimmel) on the trail of the killer.
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The fifth season of the acclaimed Emmy-nominated series sees John Dutton (Kevin Costner) take office as the Governor of Montana causing the Dutton family to fight a war from all sides. The good news is that season five kicks off with a two-hour premiere event with all the ranch drama.
House Of Ho
Inspired by the film Crazy Rich Asians, House of Ho is an unscripted series featuring the wealthy, Houston-based, multigenerational American-Vietnamese Ho family. Season two introduces new cast members including single roommates Bella Ho and Kim Ho, and independent-minded Vanessa Kon and Tammy Nguyễn (Nate’s sisters), and their respective partners Carlton and Tran, who each have slightly niche perspectives on what it means to be part of the Ho family and its legacy.
Raised By Refugees
From Kiwi comedian Pax Assadi, Raised By Refugees is the heartfelt comedy inspired by his own formative tween-age years growing up in Auckland. Pax, played by Kenus Binu, is a typical 12-year-old from the early 2000s, whose parents came to NZ in the late 80s as refugees. While his parents want him to get good grades, all Pax wants to do is fit in. But a major international incident makes that very difficult.
The Midwich Cuckoos
Okay, if you're a Handmaid's Tale fanatic through and through, you're going to want to dig your mitts into The Midwich Cuckoos. Adpated from John Wyndham's 1957 sci-fi novel of the same name, this series is based in the small English village of Midwich where, women of the right childbearing age, mysteriously fall pregnant all at the same time.
The Lazarus Project
Starring Paapa Essiedu (Gangs of London), The Lazarus Project is a time-bending psychological thriller that follows an all-but-average bloke George, who wakes up one morning to find himself reliving a day from his months-long past. When George is recruited for the secret organisation called the Lazarus Project, he's expected to make the ultimate sacrifice, one he's not willing to make.
Queer As Folk
Set in New Orleans, one of the most unique queer communities in North America, Queer As Folk is a vibrant reimagining of the ground breaking British series created by Russell T. Davies. After having a unique relationship with the original Queer As Folk growing up, creator, writer and executive producer Stephen Dunn has developed a fresh series, so fresh that the storyline and plot has been kept on the down-low.
Everything I Know About Love
Inspired by her own wildly funny, occasionally heart-breaking memoir, Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love is an unflinching account of surviving your 20s. From the producers of Bridget Jones' Diary and Love Actually, this fresh series is written and created by Dolly Alderton, and directed by China Moo-Young. Set in a 2012 London sharehouse, with flashbacks to suburban adolescence in the early noughties, the Stan show recounts bad dates, heartaches and humiliations.
Starring Emmy Award Winner Jean Smart, Hacks explores a dark mentorship that forms between the legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and the entitled, outcast 25-year-old Ava Daniels (Hannah Einbinder). In season two, it's Vance and Daniels against the world, as the once-relevant Vegas comedy queen must take her stand-up act on the road to small clubs across the country.
Angelyne centres on the media personality who rose to prominence in 1984 after the appearance of a series of iconic billboards around L.A. Based on The Hollywood Reporter's investigative article, the limited series tells the story of fame, identity, and influencer culture before the world of reality TV and social media.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
Season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars is the Olympics of drag starring only winners from previous seasons. Together, they compete for a $200,000 cash prize and the title of 'Queen of All Queens'. For the first time in Drag Race history, all eight returning queens have won previous seasons of Drag Race or All Stars. The cast includes RuPaul’s Drag Race winners that stretch from 2011 through 2020, one international queen and three queens who’ve won seasons of All Stars. The All Star cast will consist of Yvie Oddly, The Vivienne, Jinkx Monsoon, Raja, Jaida Essence Hall, Monét X Change, Shea Couleé and Trinity The Tuck.
Better Call Saul
Starring Bob Odenkirk, the Emmy-nominated acclaimed drama series Better Call Saul returns for its sixth and final season. The series will conclude the ever complicated journey of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. In case you missed it, the final season of the Breaking Bad spinoff will unite Walter White and Jesse Pinkman which is major news.
Starring Academy Award Winners Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, Gaslit offers a new take on the Watergate Scandal that focuses on some untold stories and its forgotten characters. Based on the first season of the critically acclaimed Slow Burn podcast, the series centres on Martha Mitchell (Julia Roberts), a big personality with an even bigger mouth.
Billy The Kid
From the creator of Vikings, Micahel Hirst, Billy The Kid tells the story of William H. Bonney (Tom Blyth), from his humble Irish roots, to his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger in the American frontier, to his pivotal role in the Lincoln County War. He meets Jesse Evans (Daniel Webber), another famous outlaw who intrigues Billy with his wild and reckless character, forever inviting him over to the dark side of life.
The Girl From Plainville
Starring Elle Fanning, The Girl From Plainville is inspired by the true story of Michelle Carter’s unprecedented “texting suicide” case. Based on the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron, this show looks at Carter’s relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.
Executive produced by Paul Feig (who you know from the likes of Bridesmaids, Love Life, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist), Minx centres around Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond), a young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women. In order to get her career on track, they have to navigate their way through the LA porn scene which, during the 1970s, was an absolute time.
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