The premise of the Stan Original Series “Bump” – captured in the opening scenes of the first episode – is a real-life urban myth. On a day that is set to be just like any other, Oly packs her bag, catches a ride to school with her mum, and, by recess, nearly gives birth in the toilet block of her inner-western Sydney high school as she is then rushed to hospital, completely unaware that she is pregnant and utterly bewildered by what is happening to her.
The series is full of characters who viewers become increasingly intimate with and, in turn, increasingly attached to – characters like Oly (Nathalie Morris), a bookish, fervent feminist and Santi (Carlos Sanson Jr.), a sensitive and artistically gifted stoner, who come together after an unexpected teen pregnancy. Oly’s family is Australian, whereas Santi’s comes from a Latin American background; cultural themes are explored, and there are many funny moments when their big, messy families come together.
The fourth season of the Australian comic drama takes a leap into the future, picking up two years after viewers were left wondering if Oly and Santi’s relationship would survive the many hurdles it had to overcome in Season 3. But, despite the mayhem that surrounds them, the storyline sees Oly and Santi reuniting, having finally stabilised their small family unit with their challenging and free-spirited seven-year-old Jacinda, played by Ava Cannon.
Oly is the brand new breadwinner, while Santi struggles to adjust to his new life as a stay-at-home dad. They can’t seem to escape from the constant interventions of their big, unconventional family, which promises to make or break them.
A new lens refocuses characters, with Oly’s mother, Angie ( co-creator Claudia Karvan), having moved out of the Chalmers-Davis house into a protest camp, where she seeks to draw her attention away from her recent heartbreak through her environmental activism.
Dom (Angus Sampson) is happily re-living his share-house years with his best mate, Tim, while Reema (Safia Arain) and Vince (Ioane Sa’ula) begin to reckon with the fact that their relationship may not have a viable future. In a quest for self-discovery, Bowie (Christian Byers) is struggling through his Saturn return and big questions about his life’s direction.
Season 4 introduces a dynamic new cast, including the award-winning comedian Steph Tisdell and Dylan Alcott AO, the celebrated Australian tennis player and 2022 Australian of the Year.
As the chaos of life ensues, the show continues with warm humour, a heartfelt exploration of the lives of the characters we have come to know and love. It takes no effort to return to the world of “Bump”, and we hope the show continues for many seasons to come.
The brand new season of the Stan Original Series “Bump” will premiere on Boxing Day. Every episode of Seasons 1, 2 and 3 is now streaming only on Stan.