Stan announces 2024 ‘Originals’ slate with massive local and international names… and Nicolas Cage

Stan has announced 25 new and returning Originals for 2024, with a number of Hollywood heavyweights and local stars featured among the lineup this year.

Stan announced the rich array of productions at an upfront event at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday afternoon. The Originals slate include 17 scripted shows, seven new documentaries, and an entertainment series.

Fresh commissions include Critical Incident, Watching You, and Sunny Nights, as well as Good Cop/Bad Cop, starring Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester.

New seasons of favourites Black Snow, Bump, Poker Face with Natasha Lyonne, Ten Pound Poms with Michelle Keegan, and Scrublands are also coming.

Stan Chief Executive Officer Martin Kugeler said: “Stan is exceptionally well positioned in an evolving SVOD landscape, with a clearly differentiated strategy focusing on profitable growth.

“Our significant investment in Australian premium Stan Originals is a key part of our success and we continue to acquire global hits like Yellowstone and The Walking Dead for Australian audiences. This year, for the first time, we will also stream the Olympic and Paralympic Games live and on-demand on Stan.

“The breadth and depth of our premium exclusive content, and the way in which we market them, supported by the reach of the Nine Group, allows us to compete with international streamers and solidifies our position as one of the most successful single territory SVOD streamers in the world.”

Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said: “Stan has always championed exceptional storytelling and premium Australian content across all genres, and this world-class slate of 25 titles exemplifies this. We remain steadfast in our commitment to championing fresh and established creatives, and elevating Australian storytelling through our collaborations with the best local and international talent.

“While our focus is always on Australian audiences, Stan continues to showcase our original productions on a global stage through our international partnerships with the world’s biggest studios and distributors. Stan Originals connect with Australians, and with this diverse and consequential line-up, we continue to deliver what audiences have told us they want on their screens.”

Stan Head of Originals Amanda Duthie said: “Curating, developing and commissioning a slate of such diverse magnificence relies on the daring, passion and enormous will of a range of screen creatives. Luckily for Stan, this is in abundance with all our collaborators. The Stan Originals slate nurtures the bold and the fearless, drawing across experienced and new talent, and delving into screen stories – documentaries, features and series – that don’t tell us what we think we know, but what we need to know.”

These brand new productions join an existing suite of Stan Originals still to premiere, including comedy crime thriller Population 11 starring Ben Feldman, Windcatcher starring Jessica Mauboy, and psychological thriller The Surfer led by Nicolas Cage.


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