Aussie streaming company Stan has unveiled the official trailer for the wildly irreverent, star-studded, surprisingly big-looking comedy series C*A*U*G*H*T, a Stan Original set to premiere in September.
What is C*A*U*G*H*T‘s plot? Here’s the official synopsis:
Our troops aren’t safe. Neither are our DMs. After the Australian Minister of Defence (Erik Thomson) texts a ‘secret file’ to the Princess of Behati-Prinsloo, a small island nation, he sends four Australian soldiers (Gurry, O’Toole, England and Younes) into the war-torn country on a secret mission to retrieve the file.
Mistaken for Americans, they are captured by freedom fighters (Bazzi, Jarnson and Nkono) and produce a hostage video that goes viral. When the soldiers reach celebrity status on social media, they realise that being caught might just be the best thing that could’ve happened to them. They’re about to make search history.
Who stars in C*A*U*G*H*T?
The biggest ensemble of Hollywood and home-grown talent in an Australian original television production, Susan Sarandon (Blue Beetle), Travis Fimmel (Vikings) and Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey) join director, producer and writer Kick Gurry (Edge of Tomorrow), alongside Sean Penn (Gaslit), Matthew Fox (Lost), Bryan Brown (Palm Beach), Ben O’Toole (Detroit), Lincoln Younes (Last King of the Cross), Alexander England (Stan Original Series Black Snow), Mel Jarnson (Mortal Kombat), Fayssal Bazzi (Stateless) and Dorian Nkono (The Twelve).
Also starring in the series is Rebecca Breeds (Clarice), Bella Heathcote (Stan Original Series Scrublands) and Erik Thomson (Stan Original Series Black Snow).
Who created, directs and produces C*A*U*G*H*T?
C*A*U*G*H*T is created, produced and directed by actor-turned-director Kick Gurry. Sean Penn executive produces alongside producers John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz (Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, Stan Original Film Gold) from Deeper Water Films, and Brendan Donoghue. C*A*U*G*H*T is executive produced by Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie for Stan. The series is produced in association with Fremantle, who will also handle international distribution for the series.
C*A*U*G*H*T release date:
In Australia, all six episodes of C*A*U*G*H*T will premiere on Stan on 28 September. Following a deal with Fremantle, the series is due to launch exclusively on new streaming service ITVX in the UK in October 2023.
Watch the official greenband trailer below. The explicit, NSFW trailer for the series can be seen right HERE.