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The mystery begins! Meet Eden’s stellar cast

These talented Aussies will have you on the edge of your seats in Stan's gripping new series.
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Truth hides in paradise.

That’s the intriguing tag line for Stan’s hotly anticipated new series Eden, which teases a gripping and dark mystery in an idyllic coastal town.

WATCH: Eden on Stan | Official Trailer

The eight-part Aussie series, which is set in the New South Wales town of Eden (but filmed in the Byron Bay area) follows the disappearance of a young woman named Hedwig  after a drug-fuelled night out.

The streaming giant teases that Hedwig’s “triggers a devastating chain of events which lays bare the dark, hidden heart of the community”.

Secrets are exposed, differing perspectives of the same events are questioned and hedonism and clandestine relationships are pushed to the fore.

 “The inspiration for Eden really comes from my interest in human beings and human behaviour. I’m fascinated by the secrets people keep, the lies that they tell and the lies that they tell themselves. I’m interested in the kind of internal self, compared to the self that people show the world and what happens when that’s at odds,”  series creator Vanessa Gazy revealed.

“There’s a unique opportunity in terms of the structure of Eden because it’s told as a portrait of a town with each episode focusing on a different character so it really means we are able to deep dive into those characters and get inside people’s heads and see what the difference is over time in how they present to the world versus who we discover they truly are underneath.”

So who exactly are the cast behind the characters in Stan’s game-changing new thriller? We’ve rounded them up below.

Eden is streaming now on Stan, with  all episode dropping at once. 

Sophie Wilde Eden
Sophie Wilde as Scout (Credit: Stan)

Sophie Wilde as Scout

Playing Eden’s golden child Scout, who returns  from studying abroad and has hidden feelings for Hedwig is actress Sophie Wilde. The 23-year-old trained at NIDA before making her stage debut in Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet, playing Orphelia. Other roles include short films Bird and Mukbang.

BeBe Bettencourt Eden
BeBe Bettencourt as Hedwig (Credit: Stan)

BeBe Bettencourt as Hedwig

The woman at the heart of Eden’s big mystery is Hedwig, portrayed by BeBe Bettencourt. The Aussie-born, US-raised actress graduated from NIDA in 2018 and recently starred in the screen adaption of The Dry, based on the best-selling book.

“I think because the content is so intense and what we were shooting is so intense, we actually in between shooting had a lot of laughs because I think it was important to lighten the mood,” BeBe told Girlfriend of her experience shooting Eden.

Keiyan Lonsdale
Keiynan Lonsdale as Cam (Credit: Stan)

Keiynan Lonsdale as Cam

Think Keiynan Lonsdale, the actor behind Eden’s Cam, looks familiar? That may be because the actor has involved in some projects you may have come across in the past few years. Keiynan starred alongside Jennifer Garner and Nick Robinson in critically acclaimed series Love, Simon and in 2015 was part of US blockbuster Insurgent with Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.

On the Aussie side, he teamed up with Home and Away’s Todd Lasance in US series The Flash (as well as appearing in Legends of Tomorrow) and back home appeared in kids’ TV favourite Dance Academy.

Cody Fern
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Cody Fern as Andy Dolan

Andy is described as a “local boy turned Hollywood superstar who peaked and fell over the over side” who has an “aching heart and a painful past”.

The man embodying the character is Cody Fern, 32,  whose impressive credits include roles on American Horror Story: 1984, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, House of Cards and  American Crime Story: Versace. He was also the lead in the National Theatre of Great Britain’s play, War Horse.

Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson as Ezra Katz (Credit: Stan)

Samuel Johnson as Ezra Katz

TV WEEK Gold Logie-winning actor Samuel Johnson will be familiar to many Aussie viewers. Making a name for himself on cult hit series The Secret Life of Us, Samuel has gone on to win acclaim in local shows including The Secret River, Paper Giants 2: Magazine Wars. Small Time Gangsters, Underbelly II, Rush and The Pacific. 

His portrayal of Molly Meldrum in 2016 mini-series Molly scored him a Gold Logie before he quit acting to focus on raising money as part of cancer charity Love Your Sister which he founded with his late sister Connie.

Now back in the acting game with his role on Eden, Samuel plays Detective Ezra Kataz, an eccentric, angsty misfit policeman forced to return to his hometown in disgrace after blowing his bigshot career.

WATCH: WHO’s rapid-fire questions with Samuel Johnson

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