Stan and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) today announced a multi-year output deal that will bring MGM’s exciting slate of new premium television series, as well as a selection of feature films to the Australian streaming service, the home for new television series from MGM.
As a part of the agreement, premiering later this year is the highly anticipated 10-part television event series The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, a murder mystery based on the European bestselling novel by Jöel Dicker, starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actor Patrick Dempsey(Grey’s Anatomy) in his return to television.
Mike Sneesby, Stan’s CEO said “MGM is one of the most iconic names in the history of entertainment, and the TV they have been producing over the past few years has been nothing short of spectacular. This is part of our strategy to partner with the world’s most prestigious producers of premium TV and we’re incredibly excited to work with the team at MGM and together we look forward to bringing even more quality television exclusively to Stan customers over the coming years.”
“Since its inception, Stan has been an excellent partner to MGM. We look forward to sharing more of our quality series and films with Australia through Stan.” said Chris Ottinger, MGM’s President Worldwide Television Distribution & Acquisitions.
The deal also includes the dark comedy Get Shorty starring Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond); as well as the conspiracy thriller series Condor starring Max Irons (The White Queen) and William Hurt (Captain America: Civil War). Additionally, MGM’s feature films to be featured on STAN include Death Wish directed by Eli Roth starring Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis; the action-packed Tomb Raider, starring Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft; and Overboard, a remake of the 1980’s comedy re-imagined with a reversal of the leading roles starring Anna Faris, comedy star Eugenio Derbez and Golden Globe nominee Eva Longoria.
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair follows Harry Quebert (Dempsey), a literary icon who suddenly finds himself indicted in a cold-case murder after the body of a young girl is found buried on his property. Starring alongside Dempsey are Ben Schnetzer (Snowden), Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl), Kristine Froseth and Virginia Madsen (Designated Survivor). The series is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (Academy Award winning film Black and White In Color) and produced by MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is executive produced by Tarak Ben Ammar, Annaud, Fabio Conversi, Lyn Greene and Richard Levine and Dempsey.
Get Shorty will premiere July 12. Based in part on Elmore Leonard’s novel, Get Shorty is the story of Miles Daly (O’Dowd), the muscle for a crime ring in Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently-estranged family. Davey Holmes created the series for television and is an executive producer. Emmy nominee Allen Coulter (The Sopranos, Damages) directed and executive produced the first episode. Adam Arkin (The Americans, Billions) directed three episodes of the first season of the series and is also a co-executive producer in season one. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.
Another key addition to Stan’s first-run line up is MGM Television’s conspiracy thriller series, Condor which premieres this Thursday, June 7, exclusively on Stan, with new episodes weekly, same day as the US. Condor is based on the James Grady’s novel Six Days of the Condor and the screenplay “Three Days of the Condor” by Lorenzo Semple Jr and David Rayfiel. Starring alongside Max Irons and William Hurt are Leem Lubany, Angel Bonanni, Kristen Hager with Mira Sorvino and Bob Balaban and special guest star Brendan Fraser (The Affair). Condor was penned by Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg. Smilovic also serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Katzberg is a co-executive producer. Condor is produced by MGM Television and Skydance Television, in association with Paramount TV, and internationally distributed by MGM.
Additionally, MGM feature films coming to Stan include Death Wish, Tomb Raider and Overboard. Stan will also be the exclusive streaming home to the 24 Bond films produced by EON Productions and MGM