Stan developing four new series
Streaming service Stan has announced that it has four new original series in development, following on from success with its other local productions, No Activity and Wolf Creek.
Merchants of Misery, created by Trent O’Donnell (No Activity) and journo Bryce Corbett, is a satirical drama set in the world of celebrity agents and gossip magazines.
O’Donnell will also direct, and Chloe Rickard for Jungle will produce. Development is being financed with assistance of Screen NSW.
Triple J breakfast co-host and comedian Matt Okine is the brains behind The Other Guy, a semi-autobiographical comedy which he will also star in.
The series has been written by Okine, Becky Lucas and Greg Waters, and will be produced by Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford and Cecilia Ritchie for Aquarius Films. eOne’s Jude Troy is the executive producer, and Screen NSW have provided development financing.
All Thumbs, created by and starring Damon Herriman, follows three social outcasts looking for love. Jungle will produce.
Created by and starring comedy trio Aunty Donna, Chaperones will follow three deadbeats entrusted with the care of child star. Chaperones will be produced by Nel Minchin for In Films, with development financing from Screen Australia.
“This slate demonstrates Stan’s rapidly growing investment in original programming, confirming our standing as a vital, exciting new player in the Australian production landscape,” said Stan’s chief content officer, Nick Forward.
“We are working with the best creatives in the country to develop world-class content, with an eye on the international market.”
Stan said it will announce more original productions in the coming months.