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Stan Partners With Studio Behind ‘Mad Men’

Aussie streaming service Stan has partnered with Lionsgate to help develop more content from down under.

Stan’s chief content officer Cailah Scobie says that the new deal will be at the core of boosting Stan’s output of Australian content.

“This expanded partnership with Lionsgate … will see Stan bolster its production capability as we continue to deliver more world-class, Australian made Stan Originals to our subscribers,” she says.

“We look forward to working with Lionsgate and some of Australia’s most sought after creatives to develop these outstanding new series.”

As part of the new deal, there will be several new Stan Originals including an “outback comedy crime series” called Population 11 that is “inspired by true events”.

“Developed by Jungle Entertainment for Stan with Lionsgate, and development funding from Screen NSW, Population: 11 is a comedic crime thriller that takes place in a tiny outback town where a man goes missing and a desperate stranger arrives to investigate its motley crew of townsfolk.”

There will also be a family drama series called Prosper and another drama called The Geography of Friendship.

The partnership between Stan and Lionsgate began last year, with several Lionsgate productions making their way into Stan’s database. Stan CEO Martin Kuegler spoke to Mumbrella, stating that the new development of the partner ship means that they are now “working with a content creator that is known for world-class content together to develop Stan Originals for our audience and it also means it gives us access to great creators over in Hollywood.”

“Traditionally, we had 45 Stan originals per year on Stan, and we’ve already doubled that output in FY2022 to 10. 10 is the size of a large output deal to give you that context, and we will again be doubling that amount to 20 in FY2023.”

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