Stan puts first original series into production with Jungleboys comedy series No Activity

Stan Streaming service Stan has started production on its first original series, partnering with production house Jungleboys to produce comedy series No Activity.

The improvised comedy  series follows two detectives on a stakeout and has been developed by Jungleboys’ Trent O’Donnell, who is currently executive producer and director on US series New Girl, along with Patrick Brammall, Darren Gilshenan and David Field.

Stan, a joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media, is following the path of US streaming giant Netflix in creating original content specifically for its platform in a bid to make the service more attractive to subscribers.

JungleboysJungleboys managing director Jason Burrows said in a statement: “No Activity is a show we’ve been thinking about for a while. With Stan we’ve found a partner who shares our vision and has given us the freedom to make something we are passionate about. It’s exciting to be making a series outside the constraints of scheduled TV, allowing us to push the boundaries.”

The cast includes: Patrick Brammall (The Moodys, Ruben Guthrie), Darren Gilshenan (The Moodys, Maximum Choppage), Dan Wyllie (Love My Way, Puberty Blues), Harriet Dyer (Love Child, Ruben Guthrie), Genevieve Morris (Comedy Inc, City Homicide), David Field (A Moody Christmas, The Rover), Damon Herriman (Justified, The Little Death) and comedian Sam Simmons, recently awarded Best Show for his performance at the 2015 Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Stan director of product and content Nick Forward said in a statement: “We’re hugely excited to be working with the team at Jungleboys to bring the first Stan original comedy series to life. Stan’s ambition has always been to work with Australian producers to create and distribute world-class shows. We look forward to No Activity joining our stellar lineup of critically acclaimed US and UK programming.”

International distribution of the series will be shared between Stan and Jungleboys with the series filming in Sydney and Los Angeles.

The announcement expands Stan’s original programming plans with development deals for Australian TV projects Wolf Creek and Enemies of the State already in place.


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.