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SNL star to front new Stan Original Series filming in NSW

Production has officially commenced on a new Stan Original Series in New South Wales this week, which is being fronted by a Saturday Night Live star.

On Thursday, the local streamer confirmed that production on dark comedy-drama series Sunny Nights has officially kicked off with Will Forte and D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Barry) leading the cast, as well as serving as executive producer.

The new show is executive produced and directed by Trent O’Donnell, who headed up other Stan Original hits like No Activity and most recently, Population 11.

According to Stan: “Sunny Nights is a story of how a little bit of sun, a change of scenery, and a touch of violent crime can help a person find their true self. The series follows siblings Martin (Forte) and Vicki (Carden) Marvin who venture to Sydney determined to start their spray tan business, but when they get caught up in the city’s criminal underworld, they must figure out how to stay alive, out of prison, and in the black.”

The ensemble cast also includes Rachel House, Jessica De Gouw, Megan Wilding, Ra Chapman and even former NRL star Willie Mason in his debut acting role.

L to R: Will Forte, Trent O’Donnell, D’Arcy Carden

“We’re incredibly proud to once again be working with Trent O’Donnell and Jungle Entertainment on another fantastic Stan Original Series, this time with the added creative force of Echo Lake Entertainment and global content leader Cineflix Rights,” Stan chief content officer, Cailah Scobie, said.

Sunny Nights has been superbly cast with Will Forte and D’Arcy Carden in the lead, and their comedic expertise alongside a cast of Aussie talent promises to deliver a dangerously hilarious series that will resonate both locally and abroad.”

A release date is yet to be announced.

The news comes only a week after Stan announced that the fifth and final season of beloved series Bump is also in production in Sydney, which will wrap up as the only Australian Original series to be commissioned by a streamer for five seasons.

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