Matt Okine comedy series The Other Guy has been renewed by Stan for a second season.
Harriet Dyer will return as AJ’s best friend Stevie, with filming to begin in Sydney in coming months.
Nick Forward, Stan’s Chief Content Officer said, “The Other Guy really connected with Stan audiences, and they have been telling us that they’re ready to go on another adventure with AJ and Stevie. We’re thrilled with where Matt, Harriet, and the team at Aquarius and Wooden Horse are taking the characters in the second season.”
Matt Okine said, “To have the opportunity to make season two of The Other Guy is genuinely a dream come true, and I’m super proud that we get to keep making such a funny, unique show with the rawness and honesty that made the first season so well-loved. I’ve also been putting a lot of mental preparation into filming because it’s impossible to keep a straight face when you’re working with Harriet Dyer, who is hands-down one of the funniest people and performers I know. I can’t wait to show Australian and international audiences the next chapter of this story.”
Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford of Aquarius Films said, “The Other Guy is a diverse millennial comedy distinctly set in Sydney’s inner west that is a microcosm of the lifestyle of single 30-somethings navigating the world of dating in the digital age. We are so excited to be embarking on Season Two with Wooden Horse and to be continuing our relationship with Stan. We are also delighted that Aquarius’ Alice Willison will be stepping up to produce the second season alongside us.”
The Other Guy Season 2 is produced by Aquarius Films and Wooden Horse with the support of Create NSW and Screen Australia. Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford and Alice Willison will produce for Aquarius with Jude Troy executive producing for Wooden Horse.
The new season picks up 5 months on from the end Season 1: AJ Amon has lost everything – his house, his job, his best friend – and to make matters worse he’s just found out his ex-girlfriend is pregnant and it may or may not be his. When a producer approaches AJ to make a TV show about his shitty life, he thinks he may finally have an opportunity to get back on top. But how do you make a show about your life without pissing off everyone in it? Will AJ use the show to get revenge on the people who wronged him or will reliving the past only keep him stuck there?
Production Credits: The Other Guy Season Two is an Aquarius Films and Wooden Horse production for Stan with support from Screen Australia and Create NSW.