Matt Okine comedy The Other Guy has been picked up by Hulu in the US and Canada’s cable Super Channel.
The 6 part series by Aquarius Films and Entertainment One TV Australia debuted on Stan in August.
Creator Matt Okine featured as a radio host who finds himself unexpectedly single, after discovering his long-term girlfriend has been having an affair with his best friend. Directed by Kacie Anning, it also featured Harriet Dyer, Valene Kane and Christiaan van Vuuren.
Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford of Aquarius Films said, “We are thrilled to be bringing The Other Guy to US and Canadian audiences. It’s great to be partnering with Hulu and Super Channel whom we feel are the perfect platforms to launch this fantastic series into North America.”
eOne’s Jude Troy said, “We are enormously proud of the show and delighted that our first foray into TV production has landed in the US and Canada. We are looking forward to building on those initial sales as we head into Season 2.”
Stan’s Chief Content Officer, Nick Forward said “We’re thrilled to see The Other Guy acquired by Hulu and Super Channel and extremely proud of what Matt and the team achieved with the first season.”
Create NSW Director for Sector Investment Sophia Zachariou commented, “This is fantastic news for this NSW-born production and a testament to all of the talent involved in such a refreshing series. We are proud to have been involved in bringing the series to screens through our Made In NSW fund and delighted to hear it has now gained international traction with the US and Canadian sales success.”
A second seasons is currently in development with Stan and Create NSW.