Stan have announced cast for season two of comedy series The Other Guy, starring its creator Matt Okine.
Claudia Karvan (Newton’s Law, Love My Way), Lily Sullivan (Romper Stomper, Picnic at Hanging Rock), Barry Otto (The Dressmaker, Strictly Ballroom), Matt Day (Wolf Creek, A Place To Call Home, Rake), Fiona Press (The Heights, Secret City), Elsa Cocquerel (Wolf Creek), plus writer Clementine Ford (Fight Like A Girl, Boys Will Be Boys) and Yumi Stynes will all feature.
They join returning cast Matt Okine as radio presenter AJ Amon, Harriet Dyer (No Activity, The In-Between) as best friend Stevie, Valene Kane (The Fall, Rogue One), Michael-Anthony Taylor (Pine Gap) and Christiaan Van Vuuren (Soul Mates, Bondi Hipsters).
Written by Matt Okine, Kacie Anning (Fragments of Friday), and Becky Lucas, the new season is directed by Gracie Otto (The Last Impresario), who makes her TV directorial debut .
Filming is now underway in Sydney, to screen on Stan in late 2019.
AJ Amon (Matt Okine) has lost everything – his house, his job, his best friend (Harriet Dyer) – and to make matters worse he’s just found out his ex-girlfriend (Valene Kane) is pregnant, and it may or may not be his. When a producer (Claudia Karvan) 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?
The series is produced by Aquarius Films in association with Wooden Horse and financed with support from Screen Australia and Create NSW.