TBI reports Amazon Prime Video has acquired rights to Black Snow in a pan-territory deal for Africa and will premiere the series in the coming months. This acquisition marks All3Media International’s first deal with Prime Video in this continent. An additional pan-territory deal has been agreed with OSN for the Middle East and North Africa region, where the series will be made available on streaming platform OSN+, as well as on OSNtv. Black Snow will also air on TVNZ in New Zealand. In Europe, All3Media International has signed deals with Canal+ in Austria, Filmin in Spain, NPO in the Netherlands, Magenta TV in Germany, Cosmote in Greece and Sýn hf in Iceland.



Stan has also picked up Twisted Metal from Sony Pictures Television at the LA Screenings this week. Based on the classic PlayStation game series, it stars Anthony Mackie (The Falcon & The Winter Soldier) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and follows John Doe, a smart-ass milkman who talks as fast as he drives. With no memory of his past, John gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his wish of finding community come true, but only if he can survive an onslaught of savage vehicular combat.



The phenomenon that made U.S. history as the all-time highest-rated cable television series has expanded with three brand new series – The Walking Dead: Dead City, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon and the Untitled Rick and Michonne series , all launching exclusively on Stan in 2023 and 2024, same day as the U.S.

Stan today announced that it has secured the exclusive rights in Australia to The Walking Dead: Dead City premiering June 19, same day as the U.S., as well as two other brand new highly anticipated The Walking Dead Universe series, launching exclusively on Stan in 2023 and 2024.

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon led by Norman Reedus will also be available exclusively on Stan later this year and the Untitled Rick and Michonne series with Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira, will premiere in 2024.

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Fan favourites Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan reprise their roles as Maggie and Negan. Years have passed since we last saw Maggie and Negan and the old enemies must now form a tenuous alliance in order to carry out a dangerous mission. Maggie and Negan travel into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland, where they discover that the crumbling city is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror. But as the pair moves deeper into the gritty depths of the walker-infested city, it becomes apparent that the traumas of their tumultuous past may prove just as great a threat as the dangers of the present.

Stan Chief Executive Officer Martin Kugeler said: “We are thrilled that AMC Networks have chosen Stan, the leading local service in Australia, and entrusting us with the next three spin-offs in their exceptional The Walking Dead Universe. Over the past months, there has been an increase in premium content to licence in Australia, which we have predicted for some time now, and the successful acquisition of The Walking Dead spin-offs is not only a win for Stan but also Australian audiences. We will continue to provide our subscribers with outstanding Stan Originals complemented by world-class shows from the US, UK and the rest of the world."

Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said:The Walking Dead is a television phenomenon that has captured fans all over the globe, and we cannot wait to bring the next iteration of the franchise to Australian audiences. These three spin-off series will hero some of the most iconic and well-loved characters from The Walking Dead, continuing their journey and promising an exciting expansion to The Walking Dead Universe. With internationally renowned cast like Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira, the excitement over these brand new series is a testament to the franchise’s loyal and faithful fanbase.”

The six-episode series also stars Gaius Charles (Roswell, New Mexico), Željko Ivanek (Madam Secretary) and Logan Kim (Ghostbusters: Afterlife), amongst others. From showrunner and executive producer Eli Jorné, The Walking Dead: Dead City is also executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Brian Bockrath, Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The Walking Dead: Dead City marks the next instalment of The Walking Dead Universe. Premiering later this year, popular cast member Norman Reedus will return in The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, with his iconic character Daryl washing ashore in France and struggling to piece together how he got there and why. The series tracks his journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. As he makes the journey, though, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan. The series also stars Clémence Poésy (The Essex Serpent) and Adam Nagaitis (Red Rose).

Finally, the Untitled Rick and Michonne series will debut in 2024. Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira reunite to continue the journey of Rick Grimes and Michonne. An epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead… And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they’ve ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive – or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?

The brand new series The Walking Dead: Dead City will premiere June 19, same day as the U.S., only on Stan.



Starring Danielle Cormack, Matt Nable, Caroline Brazier, Samuel Johnson and Christian Byers, along with a diverse cast of fresh and exciting talent.


Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today premiered the Stan Original Series Year Of, an original drama about friendship and families in the wake of a shocking crisis, with every episode now streaming, only on Stan.

From the award-winning makers of Offspring and the Stan Original Series Romper Stomper, the multi-generational drama Year Of is a spin-off of the critically acclaimed comedy drama, the Stan Original series Bump. Set at the same Sydney harbour-front school, Jubilee High, the story centres on a disparate group of inner-city teens – and the adults around them – as they navigate the senior years of high school.


The series stars Danielle Cormack (Wentworth Prison, Rake, Underbelly), Matt Nable *(*Stan Original Film Transfusion), Caroline Brazier (Rake, Packed to the Rafters), Samuel Johnson *(*Stan Original Series Eden, Molly) and Christian Byers *(*Stan Original Series Bump), along with exciting newcomers Samson Alston (Thor: Love and Thunder, RFDS), Tharanya Tharan (More Than This), Joshua Hewson, Samuel El Rahi (Flow, Progenitor Cryptocides), Isabella Graiche, Ira Dawson, Nicholas Cradock (Hardball), and Sophia Wright-Mendelsohn (Deadloch).

Roadshow Rough Diamond’s Dan Edwards *(*Stan Original Series Bump, Romper Stomper) and John Edwards (Love My Way, The Secret Life of Us) are working alongside the talented writing team of Jessica Tuckwell (Stan Original Series Bump, Les Norton), Kelsey Munro (Stan Original Series Bump), Enoch Mailangi (All My Friends are Racist, Crazy Fun Park), Zoe Norton Lodge (The Letdown, Ding Dong I’m Gay), Eddie Diamandi, Emily Havea (This Time, Maybe), Ayeesha Ash and Eleanor Kirk (Born to Spy). The Stan Original Series, Year Of, is directed by Jessica Tuckwell, Fadia Abboud (Les Norton, I Luv U But) , Eddie Diamandi (Pierrot, Svetlana), and Taylor Ferguson (Sebastian).

The Stan Original Series Year Of is produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Stan. Financed with support from Screen NSW. ITV Studios is managing international sales.




Deal includes exclusive first-run dramas Gray, Son of a Critch, Welcome to Flatch and a Spartacus sequel series, with more to come

Also encompasses exclusive theatrical films White Bird, Alice, Darling and others

Stan continues to be the exclusive Australian home of Lionsgate and STARZ titles such as the Power franchise, The Serpent Queen, Minx, BMF, P-Valley, Heels, Gaslit and Hightown

Also includes premium catalogue TV series and films Mad Men, Weeds, The Spanish Princess, Anger Management, Black Sails, Wolf Creek, La La Land and Twilight

Stan, Australia’s leading local streaming service, today announced it has expanded its partnership with Lionsgate, with a new multi-year output agreement securing Stan a brand new slate of first-run premium scripted dramas from STARZ and Lionsgate and a new slate of theatrical films exclusive to Australian audiences. The extended partnership will see the renewal of iconic Lionsgate television series and blockbuster films.

The agreement is Stan’s latest major partnership with a renowned Hollywood studio for first-run premium scripted series, following last year’s blockbuster deal with Sony Pictures Television.

The deal builds on Stan’s long-standing partnership with Lionsgate and STARZ, which has seen smash-hit series the Power franchise,** Minx, Heels, Hightown, P-Valley, BMF and The Serpent Queen stream exclusively on Stan in Australia.

Stan’s new agreement with Lionsgate will see the exclusive premiere of a number of first-run premium dramas coming soon, including espionage drama Gray, starring Patricia Clarkson (Six Feet Under), Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) and Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding), and based on an original concept by bestselling novelist David Baldacci. Patricia Clarkson plays a CIA spy returning after two decades in hiding, dodging government spies who suspected her of being a traitor. When she returns to her old life, a new mole within her old network puts her life in jeopardy.

Other premium dramas coming soon to Stan from Lionsgate and STARZ will include a sequel series based on the groundbreaking hit Spartacus currently in development from creator Steven S. DeKnight, expanding on the original, smash-hit fictionalised story of historical figure Spartacus, a gladiator who led a major slave uprising against the Roman republic; Welcome to Flatch, a mockumentary series following a group of young adults in a small American town, starring comedian Holmes (Call Me Kat), Sean William Scott (American Pie) and Jaime Pressly (Mom); and Canadian comedy Son of a Critch, created by and starring comedian Mark Critch. Based on his memoir about coming of age in the 1980s, the series also stars Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (Pinocchio) and Claire Rankin (Molly’s Game). Stan’s partnership with Lionsgate will also include additional first-run series to be announced soon.

The output agreement also includes exclusive theatrical films such as the drama White Bird , the spin-off companion film to the 2017 hit Wonder, starring Gillian Anderson (Sex Education) and Helen Mirren (The Good Liar); and Alice, Darling, the psychological thriller starring Anna Kendrick (A Simple Favor) as a woman trapped in an abusive relationship.

Additionally, the agreement includes Lionsgate series Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed shows in television history, Weeds, The Spanish Princess, Anger Management, The Girlfriend Experience and Black Sails, as well as an extensive catalogue of global blockbuster films including La La Land, Wolf Creek, The Artist, The Blair Witch Project and Twilight.

Stan Chief Executive Officer Martin Kugeler said: “Stan’s multi-year output agreement with Lionsgate secures a suite of exciting new first-run premium dramas from a global content leader, exclusive to our Australian subscribers. Over the years, Lionsgate and STARZ have produced some of the most exciting Hollywood TV shows and movies, with Gaslit, the Power franchise, Minx and The Serpent Queen proving very successful for our service. We can not wait to bring the new shows to Australian audiences.

This deal is a testament to our longstanding partnership with Lionsgate and STARZ, and is the latest addition to our existing content agreements with major Hollywood studios. This deal ensures an even stronger line up of exclusive Hollywood and global content complementing our Australian Originals on Stan. We look forward to expanding our strategic partnership with Lionsgate.”

Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television Distribution Jim Packer commented: "We’re pleased to expand our successful relationship with Stan. The agreement reaffirms the enormous value of our content to platform partners worldwide while allowing us to bring Australian audiences a deep slate of signature Lionsgate and STARZ properties, from exciting new shows like the Spartacus sequel to beloved film & TV brands La La Land and Mad Men.”


This is what we've been waiting for. 🪓 Axe is back in the final season of Billions, premiering August 12, the same day as the U.S. and only on Stan. Before the final showdown, stream seasons 1-6 now. #Billions #OnlyOnStan

— Stan. (@StanAustralia) July 12, 2023

Stan senior commissioning editor Rachel Okine is leaving the company, and joining the ABC in the newly-created role of Head of Scripted, overseeing all the broadcaster’s drama and comedy. She will start her new job on September 4.

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