Stan has announced a new local comedy, The Other Guy, for late 2017.
Starring and written by comedian Matt Okine, the six part series from Aquarius Films is co-written by Becky Lucas (Please Like Me) and Greg Waters (Soul Mates, Dance Academy).
It tells the story of a successful radio host who finds himself unexpectedly back in the dating pool for the first time in a decade, after discovering his long-term girlfriend has been having an affair with his best friend.
It also stars Harriet Dyer (No Activity, Love Child), Valene Kane (The Fall, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim, Bran Nue Dae), Christiaan van Vuuren (Soul Mates, Bondi Hipsters), and Amali Golden (Australian Idol).
The series will be directed by Kacie Anning (Fragments of Friday) and comes from producers Aquarius Films (Lion, Berlin Syndrome).
Stan’s Chief Content Officer, Nick Forward says, “The Other Guy demonstrates Stan’s ongoing commitment to creating fresh, engaging local content you won’t find anywhere else, showcasing the wealth of talent we have in Australia. Matt is one of the country’s most in-demand comedians and we’re delighted to have Kacie Anning on board – she’s undoubtedly one of the most talented young directors coming out of Australia.”
Producers, Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford and Cecilia Ritchie from Aquarius Films say, “We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with Matt on his first foray into narrative TV. Co-written by brilliant stand-up comic Becky Lucas, The Other Guy is a comedy series full of humour and heart that reminds us that breaking up is hard to do, and it can be funny too. We are also delighted to be working with very talented director Kacie Anning and such a wonderful cast.”
The series will be shot on location around Sydney and is produced in partnership with Screen Australia and Screen NSW.