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Australian Stan renews TV supply deal with Sony Pictures

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Australian streaming platform Stan has signed a renewed and expanded content supply deal with Sony Pictures Television.

The company described the deal as, “a major new, multi-year strategic content partnership with Sony Pictures Television, securing Stan an all-new, exclusive slate of first-run premium scripted dramas. The expanded partnership will see the expansion of exclusives to success and will also bring Stan an extensive catalog of iconic Sony Pictures Television series and global blockbuster movies.

The deal follows previous deals with Hollywood providers Lionsgate, MGM, NBCU and Paramount for the first premium scripted series.

New Sony Pictures TV will provide Stan with the exclusive Australian streaming of ‘Twisted Metal’, a half-hour action-comedy series about an alien with a motorized mouth offering a chance for a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package through a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

The show is based on the PlayStation video game franchise and is written by Michael Jonathan Smith (“Cobra Kai”). It stars Anthony Mackie (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”), Stephanie Beatriz (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Thomas Haden Church (“Spider-Man: No Way Home”) and Neve Campbell (” The Lincoln Lawyer”).

Stan was previously the exclusive Australian streaming home for the ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ series.

Other premium dramas coming soon for Stan as part of the deal include: “Straight Man,” a midlife crisis tale starring Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) as the unlikely president of a Pennsylvania college English department; “Panhandle,” starring Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Tiana Okoye (“The Good Place”) about an armchair detective and a reluctant traffic cop; and “Passport to Freedom,” in which a Brazilian embassy official saves Jews from Nazi Germany.

The new deal also includes Sony Pictures’ TV series “The Nanny”, “Dawson’s Creek” and “For Life”, as well as a catalog of film franchises, including “Spider-Man”, “Jumanji” and “Men in Black”.

“Since we launched ‘Better Call Saul’, Sony Pictures has long been an important partner to Stan. We look forward to strengthening our well-established relationship as we enter into this new strategic partnership,” said Stan CEO Martin Kugeler.

Mike Wald, Sony Pictures Executive Vice President for International Distribution and Networks, said, “With their wide range of premium international and local content, Stan has been a great partner for us to reach Australian audiences.”