News 17.05.21

NBCUNIVERSAL’S STREAMING SERVICE PEACOCK SCORES WOLF LIKE ME WITH ISLA FISHER AND JOSH GAD



Australian streaming service Stan has announced it has commissioned original series Wolf Like Me, in association with NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, to be filmed in NSW.

Wolf Like Me, from Emmy-award winning production company Made Up Stories, is written and created by Abe Forsythe, and set to star Isla Fisher and Josh Gad, will be filmed in locations across Western Sydney and regional NSW.

The production is another significant win for the NSW screen industry, following quickly after the announcement of George Miller’s Furiosa in April, and will bring $28.8 million in production expenditure, and support more than 160 jobs for local cast and crew.

The six-part, half-hour drama series will star Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty and the Beast) and Award-winning Australian actress Isla Fisher (Arrested Development, Wedding Crashers) and will begin production in Australia in the coming months.

Wolf Like Me is written by three-time AACTA Award nominee Abe Forsythe (Little Monsters) and is based on his own life experience as a 40-something single parent. Forsythe will also direct all six episodes of the series.

Made Up Stories, Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea and Steve Hutensky said the distinctively Australian production, supported by NSW Government, would showcase local talent.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Abe, Josh and Isla for Wolf Like Me, it’s such an incredibly unique and distinctive show. To have the continued support of Screen NSW as we strive to showcase Australian talent to the world is so valuable, and we couldn’t be more excited about it as well as having a home as an original on Stan.”

Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea and Steve Hutensky, Producers, Made Up Stories

Stan’s Chief Content Officer Nick Forward said the production would shine a light on Australian content and expand on Stan’s partnership with NBCUniversal and Peacock.

Wolf Like Me promises to be a premium Australian made drama that will see Stan expand its partnership with NBCUniversal and Peacock. We look forward to seeing the talented production team at Made Up Stories, alongside Abe Forsythe, Josh Gad and Isla Fisher, bring this world-class Australian story to life, with the help of Screen NSW.”

Nick Forward, Chief Content Officer, Stan

Wolf Like Me is financed with assistance from Screen NSW through the Made in NSW Fund.

Featured Image Credit: L-R: Isla Fisher. Credit: Supplied by Stan & NBCUniversal.  Josh Gad. Credit: Photo by Crawford Shippey, supplied by Stan & NBCUniversal.

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