Stan has signed a new deal with Sony Distribution nabbing Masters of Sex, Underground and Preacher, plus the full suite of Seinfeld episodes.
It will become the new first-run home of Masters of Sex, with Season 4 streaming weekly from November. All three previous seasons are already available on the platform. SBS is understood to still have a second window on the series next year.
Stan has the first-run exclusive rights to Preacher and will drop all episodes of season one at once in December. Season two will be fast-tracked in 2017, with episodes available the same day as they air on AMC in the U.S.
Stan also has the exclusive rights to season one of historical drama Underground from January 2017. The second season will be fast-tracked on Stan in 2017, delivered on the same day as the U.S. premiere.
All 180 episodes of Seinfeld will be available from November 11, remastered in widescreen and HD.
Executive produced by John Legend with acclaimed performances and gripping storylines, Underground is a must-watch, tension-filled show about a group of escaping slaves. Created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, Underground stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell (True Blood, Parenthood), Aldis Hodge (Leverage, Straight Outta Compton), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SUV, OZ) and Australia’s Jessica De Gouw (Arrow, Deadline Gallipoli). Season one ranked as WGN America’s most-watched original series.
Period drama Masters of Sex chronicles the lives of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who pioneered the science of human sexuality. Taking place over three decades, Masters of Sex was developed by Michelle Ashford and stars Michael Sheen (The Queen, The Twilight Saga, Frost/Nixon) and Lizzy Caplan (True Blood, Party Down, Mean Girls).
Preacher is the story of an outlaw-turned-preacher who gains a mysterious power after he becomes possessed. Supernaturally sexy, darkly comedic, action-packed and holding nothing back, Preacher is an epic blockbuster for the small-screen. You’d expect nothing less from a show developed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin and based on one of the most influential graphics novels of the last 20 years. Preacher stars Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Carter), Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.LD., Misfits) and Joseph Gilgun (This is England, Misfits).