STAN SECURES EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO
CONTEMPORARY NEW COMEDY DRAMA THE BISEXUAL
Stan has secured the exclusive rights for new contemporary comedy, THE BISEXUAL, a six-part series written, directed and starring Iranian-American filmmaker and this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner for The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan.
Distributed by all3media international, Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour) co-writes (with Cecilia Frugiuele), directs and stars in The Bisexual, a comedy-drama which offers a raw, funny, unapologetic take on bisexuality and the comic misconceptions surrounding it. The series takes a candid look at people’s approach to love and sex, and what the love and sex they’re drawn to reveals about them.
THE BISEXUAL, currently in post-production, will premiere exclusively on Stan later this year and is produced by Hootenanny for Hulu in the USA and Channel 4 in the UK.
Nick Forward, Stan Chief Content Officer said “Desiree Akhavan is an extraordinary talent, and her unique take on the complications of modern dating is incredibly timely. We’re looking forward to bringing The Bisexual to audiences at the same time as its worldwide premiere.”
THE BISEXUAL is a six-part comedy drama exploring the differences between dating men and women from the perspective of a person who finds herself – for the first time – doing both. BAFTA nominated Maxine Peake (Peterloo Three Girls, Funny Cow) and Brian Gleeson (Hellboy, Phantom Thread, Stonemouth) star alongside acclaimed screenwriter, director and actress Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Appropriate Behaviour) in her first television project.
THE BISEXUAL also stars Eva Birthistle (The Last Kingdom, Brooklyn), John Dagleish (Justice League, Sunny Afternoon, The Monuments Men), Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth, Yardie, Star Wars: Episode 9), Niamh Algar (The Virtues) and newcomers Saskia Chana and Michelle Guillot.
THE BISEXUAL will premiere exclusively on Stan later this year