You learn in the opening moments of Stan Original Series Black Snow the central character, Isabel Baker, is dead.
She was killed 25 years ago, with no one ever arrested for her murder.
As Black Snow's six episodes play out, you'll also learn that Isabel was fun and friendly, with a strong sense of justice. She respected her Australian South Sea Islander community and culture. She was excited about her future, starting with a road trip with her best friend that she never got to go on.
Set in a fictional small North Queensland town, Black Snow is a story from creator Lucas Taylor. Across six episodes and two time periods, Black Snow plays out as both a coming-of-age drama and a classic whodunit.
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In 1994, a group of high school students are working on a time capsule. One week before it is buried, Isabel Baker (Talijah Blackman-Corowa) is murdered, shocking the small town and devastating her Australian South Sea Islander community.
The case goes cold until 25 years later when the capsule is opened, unearthing a letter from Isabel that sheds new light on her death. The investigation is reopened and Detective Sergeant James Cormack (Travis Fimmel) arrives in Ashford to begin the search for a killer.
You will quickly find yourself swept up in the mystery of what happened to Isabel, seeking justice for her murder and for another historical crime that comes to light during the investigation. You will also, when the story switches to 1994, find yourself really liking her.