Claudia Karvan, Lily Sullivan and Barry Otto are among the high profile new cast to join the Stan Original/Aquarius Films comedy series.
Image: Harriet Dyer, Matt Okine, Lily Sullivan & Claudia Karvan. Source: Stan.
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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), Fiona Press (The Heights, Secret City), Elsa Cocquerel (Wolf Creek), feminist author Clementine Ford (Fight Like A Girl, Boys Will Be Boys) and media personality Yumi Stynes have jumped on board Season Two of the Stan Original Series THE OTHER GUY, created by and starring leading comedic talent Matt Okine.
With filming starting in Sydney, the new cast will join Okine as radio presenter AJ Amon, Harriet Dyer (No Activity, NBC’s upcoming The In-Between) as AJ’s best friend Stevie, Valene Kane (The Fall, Rogue One) as AJ’s ex Liv, Michael-Anthony Taylor (Pine Gap) as AJ’s Dad and Christiaan Van Vuuren (Soul Mates, Bondi Hipsters) as drug dealer Dezzy.
Written by Matt Okine, Kacie Anning (Fragments of Friday), and Becky Lucas, the new season is directed by Gracie Otto, best known for her critically acclaimed documentary The Last Impresario, who makes her TV directorial debut .
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 funny, raw and poignant debut series about break-ups in the modern age received popular acclaim with Okine nominated for a rising star award at the AACTA Awards, while Junkee called it “Your new TV Show crush.”
The series is produced by Aquarius Films in association with Wooden Horse and financed with support from Screen Australia and Create NSW.
The Stan Original Series THE OTHER GUY is distributed outside Australia by Entertainment One (eOne). Season 1 has already been picked up by Hulu in the US and Super Channel in Canada.
THE OTHER GUY Season 2 adds to the growing stable of Stan Original Series including recently announced gothic mystery THE GLOAMING from creator Vicki Madden and starring Emma Booth and Ewen Leslie; BLOOM starring Jacki Weaver, Phoebe Tonkin and Bryan Brown; Logie winner Romper Stomper; AACTA Award-winning and Logie Award-nominated drama series Wolf Creek; AACTA Award-winning and Logie Award-nominated comedy series No Activity; the US version No Activity, in association with Funny Or Die, Jungle and Gary Sanchez Productions; stand-up comedy special One Night Stan; and Stan Original film The Second.
Stan Original Series THE OTHER GUY will premiere on Stan in late 2019.
Season One is now available to stream on Stan.
For further information, please contact Stan.Publicity@stan.com.au
THE OTHER GUY Season Two is an Aquarius Films production in association with Wooden Horse for Stan with support from Screen Australia and Create NSW.