Stan launches four original productions with ‘biggest ever summer lineup’

Australian-owned streaming service Stan is launching four new and returning original productions for summer, creating its biggest original lineup to date.

Season two of The Other Guy will be joined by The Commons, The Gloaming and True History of the Kelly Gang on the streaming service in the next few weeks.

Four new and returning original titles will join the Stan lineup in the coming months

Former Triple J host Matt Okine stars in The Other Guy, which returns for its highly-anticipated second season after being picked up in the US last year by Hulu. The show loosely follows Okine’s life and was written by him and comedian Becky Lucas. Season two will premier December 13.

The Commons is an eight-part drama set in a dystopian future, yet one that doesn’t seem far away, where drought, dust storms and fires have ravaged Australia. All episodes will stream Christmas day, with the program written and created by AACTA winner Shelley Birse and led by Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt.

The Commons is a Stan Original Series produced by Playmaker with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW.

The Gloaming is an eight-part thriller series, which will land on the platform on New Year’s Day and comes from Vicki Madden of The Kettering Incident. Two detectives, played by Emma Booth and Ewen Leslie, try to solve a murder between two worlds, driven by supernatural forces.

The Gloaming is a Stan Original Series produced by Sweet Potato Films and 2 Jons for Stan & ABC Studios.

Australia Day will bring the True History of the Kelly Gang, a movie inspired by Peter Carey’s Man Booker prizewinning novel. It stars George MacKay, Russell Crow and Nicholas Hoult and comes from award-winning director Justin Kurzel.

True History of the Kelly Gang is a Stan Original Film produced by Porchlight Films and Daybreak Pictures with major production investment from Screen Australia, La Cinefacture and Film4 in association with Film Victoria, Asia Film Investment Group and Memento Films International.

Stan has also signed a partnership with Sydney Opera House, which will see the two partner on co-branded events and digital content.

The agreement will begin with Stan’s showcase of the four original productions at the Opera House in Sydney next week, before future promotions of the best in Australian arts, culture and entertainment.

Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron AM said: “We are thrilled to welcome Stan to our family of partners. Together, we champion Australian performers, artists and our creative industries. As well as launching original Australian productions and content, this collaboration will give Stan’s growing community of more than 1.7 million subscribers’ access to the Sydney Opera House’s digital programming.”

Stan CEO Mike Sneesby said: “The Sydney Opera House is a global icon and the cultural home of Australian creative arts. We are thrilled to work with the Sydney Opera House to put a spotlight on Australian storytelling and talent. Our relationship is a natural fit and we’re looking forward to a collaborative partnership.”


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