Stan expands original local content slate with nine new productions

Streaming service Stan has added nine new productions to its slate for 2020 and announced plans to reach 30 Stan Originals per year in the next five years.

Investment from parent company Nine has allowed the expansion of Stan’s local content, with the entertainment business focusing its own production capabilities towards the future of Stan’s slate.

The new titles include Eden, an eight-part drama from the creators of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Skins; Bump, a ten-part drama starring Claudia Karvan; Dom and Adrian: 2020, an original comedy special from the creators of the Bondi Hipsters; and After the Night, a four-part true crime docuseries about one of Australia’s deadliest serial killers, Eric Edgar Cooke.

Dom and Adrian: 2020 is an original comedy from the creators of the Bondi Hipsters [pictured]

Stan CEO Mike Sneesby said the platform is focused on growth.

“Stan continues to experience significant growth, reaching a scale that is delivering strong positive cash flow. As part of our strategy to bring the world’s best content to Australians, we will shift greater investment into Stan Original productions through our local and international partnerships,” said Sneesby.

“This strategy is further bolstered by Nine’s production capabilities as we maximise the efficiency of our content investment across the group’s market-leading television platforms.”

Through its expansion of Stan Originals, the streaming service is looking to build its relationships with both state and national screen organisations, continuing initiatives such as the Stan and Film Victoria Development Fund and the Screen Queensland and Stan Premium Drama Development Fund.

The expanded original production slate will include investments and co-productions with international partners, including Hollywood studios and major international networks, adding to the global reach and relevance of Stan Originals.


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