‘The Other Guy’ picked up in the US and Canada
‘The Other Guy’.
The first season of Aquarius Films and eOne’s comedy The Other Guy has sold to Hulu in the US and Super Channel in Canada.
The 6 x 30 minute series will start streaming on Hulu June 28 and premiere on Super Channel August 13, with the deals brokered by eOne.
Created by and starring comedian Matt Okine, The Other Guy was commissioned by Stan and premiered on the service last August. It has backed the development of a second instalment with Create NSW.
Based loosely on Okine’s life, the first season follows successful radio host AJ (Okine) who finds himself unexpectedly back in the dating game for the first time in a decade after discovering his long-term girlfriend had an affair with his best friend. The series also stars Valene Kane, Harriet Dyer, Marg Downey, Christiaan van Vuuren, Marg Downey, Adam Briggs and Amali Golden. Okine wrote the script with Becky Lucas and script producer Greg Waters, and it was directed by Kacie Anning.
Producers Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford said: “We are thrilled to be bringing The Other Guy to US and Canadian audiences. It’s great to be partnering with Hulu and Super Channel whom we feel are the perfect platforms to launch this fantastic series into North America.”
EP and eOne ANZ EVP TV development and acquisitions Jude Troy said: “We are enormously proud of the show and delighted that our first foray into TV production has landed in the US and Canada. We are looking forward to building on those initial sales as we head into Season 2.”