Stateless is an Australian drama series written for television and later released on Netflix as well. The story of the show is based on the mind-boggling real-life story of Cornelia Rau, a German citizen and Australian permanent resident who was unlawfully detained for a period of ten months in 2004 and 2005 as part of the Australian Government's mandatory detention program. The series itself focuses on four fictional strangers who find themselves in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert. As the six-part series' story unfolds, the lives of these four people intersect while pushing them to the brink of sanity. The show's star-studded cast includes Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, Dexter), Australian actress Asher Keddie (Offspring, Rush), Australian actor Fayssal Bazzi (The Merger, Stateless), and Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp (Crownies, Jack Irish: Dead Point), as well as The Wire's Dominic West and Australian Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett.