Former triple j Breakfast host and comedian in his own right, Matt Okine has signed on with streaming service Stan to write and star in a brand new original comedy series titled The Other Guy.
Co-written with comedian Becky Lucas and Greg Waters (Soul Mates, Dance Academy), the 6 x half hour series is set to be a comedy-drama based on Okine's own experiences, starring Magda Szubanski, Valene Kane (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Harriet Dyer (No Activity, Love Child), Christiaan van Vuuren (Soul Mates, Bondi Hipsters) and musician Amali Golden (Australian Idol).
It'll follow "a successful radio host who finds himself unexpectedly back in the dating pool for the first time in a decade, after discovering his long-term girlfriend has been having an affair with his best friend".
Stan's Chief Content Officer Nick Forward says, "The Other Guy demonstrates Stan’s ongoing commitment to creating fresh, engaging local content you won’t find anywhere else, showcasing the wealth of talent we have in Australia.
"Matt is one of the country’s most in-demand comedians and we’re delighted to have Kacie Anning on board - she’s undoubtedly one of the most talented young directors coming out of Australia."