Stateless: Blanchett Refugee Drama Series

Netflix has acquired global rights to Stateless, the refugee drama series (co-created by Cate Blanchett), which deals with border control and immigrant rights.

The project premiered at the 2020 Berlin Film Fest.

Australian public broadcaster ABC, which commissioned “Stateless,” will air the series on March 1.  The series will play on Netflix later in the year

“Stateless” has been in the works for years for Blanchett, who also serves as an ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Blanchett, along with series co-creators Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie, conceived of the series in 2013.

“Stateless” marks Blanchett’s first major TV starring role, though she’s also starring and exec-producing FX on Hulu’s “Mrs. America,” which will release later this year.