(L-R) Harriet Dyer, Matt Okine, Lily Sullivan and Claudia Karvan.
Claudia Karvan, Lily Sullivan, Barry Otto, Matt Day, Fiona Press and Elsa Cocquerel have joined the cast of the second season of the Stan Original series The Other Guy.
Feminist author Clementine Ford and media personality Yumi Stynes have also boarded the show created by and starring Matt Okine, produced by Aquarius Films in association with Jude Troy’s Wooden Horse.
In her TV series debut Gracie Otto (The Last Impresario) is directing the comedy scripted by Okine, Kacie Anning and Becky Lucas, which is now shooting in Sydney.
Okine returns as radio presenter AJ Amon with Harriet Dyer (No Activity, NBC’s upcoming The In-Between) as AJ’s best friend Stevie, Valene Kane as AJ’s ex Liv, Michael-Anthony Taylor (Pine Gap) as AJ’s dad and Christiaan Van Vuuren (Soul Mates, Bondi Hipsters) as drug dealer Dezzy.
In the first season Amon lost everything – his house, his job and his best friend (Dyer) and he found out his ex-girlfriend (Valene Kane) is pregnant and the child may or may not be his.
When a producer (Claudia Karvan) approaches AJ to make a TV show about his shitty life, he thinks he may finally have an opportunity to get back on top, begging the questions: How do you make a show about your life without pissing off everyone in it? Will AJ use it to get revenge on the people who wronged him or will reliving the past only keep him stuck there?
Screen Australia and Create NSW are financially supporting the production, which is distributed outside Australia by Entertainment One.
The first season was acquired by Hulu in the US and Super Channel in Canada.