Returning: The Other Guy

Matt Okine comedy is returning to Stan in an awkwardly funny art imitates life plot.


Matt Okine comedy The Other Guy returns to Stan in mid-December.

Returning cast include Harriet Dyer, Valene Kane and Christiaan Van Vuuren all back for a second season. Joining them are Claudia Karvan, Lily Sullivan, Matt Day, Erin McNaught, Barry Otto, Fiona Press, Yumi Stynes and Michael Beveridge.

Season 2 is directed by Gracie Otto. Both seasons have already been picked up by Hulu in the US.

This season, AJ (Matt Okine) is back and now has his eye on a television career. Sure, he’s technically homeless and he’s very low on friends, but he’s positive he can turn it all around if he can just get on a celebrity reality show. As he attempts to enter the coveted world of reality TV, AJ finally reconnects with his best friend Stevie (Harriet Dyer), after an unexpected death brings the estranged best friends back together. Family disputes and free booze prove the perfect conditions for a reunion – although Stevie is underwhelmed when she learns that all she’s inherited is her father’s mouldy old caravan and memories of broken promises to visit the Big Bilby.

AJ’s reality TV pursuit lands him a meeting with TV producer, Miranda (Claudia Karvan) who convinces him that a show about his breakup would be a hit. AJ also has his ongoing issues with his now pregnant ex, Liv (Valene Kane) – plus he meets a new love interest, Charlie (Lily Sullivan).

The series is produced by Aquarius Films in association with Wooden Horse and financed with support from Screen Australia and Screen NSW. The Stan Original Series The Other Guy is distributed outside Australia by Entertainment One (eOne).

Friday, 13 December on Stan.

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