Hulu’s ‘The Other Guy’

(Above: Matt Okine in ‘The Other Guy.’ Source: YouTube screenshot)

The Other Guy, an Australian comedy that takes “a funny, raw and poignant look at break-ups in the digital age,” debuts on Hulu Thursday, June 28.

Originally on Australian streamer Stan, The Other Guy stars comedian Matt Okine as radio host AJ Amon. Amon reenters the dating world following a breakup with his long-time girlfriend. Turns out she was having an affair with Amon’s best friend.

The Other Guy also stars Valene Kane, who played Lyra Erson in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as Olivia Collins. Other cast members include Harriet Dyer (Stevie Nicholls), Michael Hing (Sam Wu), Michael-Anthony Taylor (Daddy Mack) and Christiaan van Vuuren (Dezzy).

Okine created the series, which is written by Okineand Becky Lucas and directed by Kacie Anning. A second season is slated for filming in Sydney.

Subscribers will be able to watch all six 30-minute episodes of season one on Hulu.

Hulu plans start at $7.99, with limited commercials, or $11.99 ad-free. The service offers a one-month free trial.

For those unfamiliar with Okine’s comedy stylings, here he is performing at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala:

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