Richard Roxburgh and Rebecca Gibney set to star in Stan Original Series Prosper.

Richard Roxburgh and Rebecca Gibney have been announced as the leads for the upcoming Stan Original Series Prosper. 

Described as a "razor-sharp drama of faith, ambition and divided loyalties" the series will follow the lives of a wealthy family who have established an evangelical megachurch.

Roxburgh (known best for his roles in Rake, The Crownand Hacksaw Ridge) will play the family's patriarch and founder of the megachurch, Cal Quinn. While Rebecca Gibney (Packed to the Rafters) will play his wife and so-called 'Worship Leader', Abi Quinn. 

Roxburgh told Mamamia via a statement that the series is a powerful family drama that is cleverly written and arrives with impeccable timing. 

"Cal Quinn is an irresistible character," he said. "He's a luminous and powerful figure, yet plagued with doubt and secrets. I can't wait to jump into this with the cast and bring it all to life."

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In a statement, Rebecca Gibney also confirmed that she was thrilled to be joining the cast of Prosper.

"The producers have assembled an astonishing cast and crew," she said. "The scripts are fabulous and Abi Quinn is unlike anyone I have played before."

The cast will also include a range of rising and established talent including Jacob Collins-Levy (True History of the Kelly Gang, The Witcher: Blood Origin), Hayley McCarthy (Sylvie's Love, The Originals), Jordi Webber (Nomad, The Dead Lands) and Alexander D'Souza in his breakout role.

Prosper was announced late last year as a Stan commission and collaboration with Lionsgate. 

It is being produced by Aussie production company Lingo Pictures with an impressive host of writers leading the project, including Matt Cameron (Jack Irish, Secret City), Liz Doran (Barons, Please Like Me), Louise Fox (Glitch, Broadchurch) and Belinda Chayko (Fires, Stateless). 

At the time of its announcement, Screen Australia's Head of Content Grainne Brunsdon said that Prosper is "set to draw audiences into the intrigue and inner workings of the church, and the people jostling for power." 

Production of the show is still underway in Sydney and there's no word yet on when the series will air but suffice to say, there is a huge amount of anticipation for its drop.

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