From the writer of Will & Grace and filmed in Queensland, the eight-part series from Future Shack Entertainment and Jungle Entertainment will premiere in 2025, only on Stan. 


March 12, 2024 - Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, The CW and Roku, today announced the brand new Stan Original Series Good Cop/Bad Cop, a procedural comedic drama from writer John Quaintance (Will & Grace, Workaholics). Starring Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl, Exmas), Luke Cook (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Clancy Brown (Dexter: New Blood, Billions), the series will begin production soon. ​

The Stan Original Series Good Cop/Bad Cop follows Lou (Leighton Meester) and Henry (Luke Cook), a sister and brother detective team in a small Pacific Northwest police force who must contend with colourful residents, a serious lack of resources, and their very complicated dynamic with each other and their police chief, Big Hank (Clancy Brown) – who happens to be their father.

Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said: "Stan continues to be the Australian partner of choice for the international market and we are delighted to collaborate with global content leaders The CW and Roku to deliver more world-class original content for our audience. Good Cop/Bad Cop is a highly anticipated addition to our Originals slate, and we look forward to working with Jeff Wachtel’s Future Shack, with the team at Jungle and with Leighton Meester, Luke Cook and Clancy Brown in the sunny state of Queensland."

President of Entertainment, The CW Network Brad Schwartz said: “It is really exciting to collaborate with Roku and Stan on this great new series starring Leighton Meester, who we are honoured to welcome home to The CW, where she launched her career and made Gossip Girl, one of the network’s most iconic and successful dramas of all time. Writer John Quaintance and executive producer Jeff Wachtel have created a fun and funny drama full of clever storytelling and irresistible characters that we are confident will resonate with audiences worldwide. With Jeff’s track record of launching shows like Suits, Dawson’s Creek, and Psych, we are thrilled for him to bring his hitmaking magic to The CW.”

Head of Originals Roku Media, Brian Tannenbaum said: “Backed by the all-star creative team of John Quaintance and Jeff Wachtel and featuring dynamic leads Leighton Meester, Luke Cook and Clancy Brown at the helm, Good Cop/ Bad Cop is the type of series that will instantly draw viewers in. The Roku Channel’s industry-leading scale and reach enables us to bring great stories directly to US. households with an estimated 120 million people. We strive to bring our audiences bold and fresh original programming and can’t wait to introduce them to this amazing series.”

Jacqui Feeney, Screen Queensland CEO said: “The agency is proud to welcome Jungle Entertainment and Future Shack Entertainment to Queensland with Good Cop/Bad Cop. Queensland’s reputation as a destination of choice for local, national and international production is ever expanding and our homegrown talent is second to none. Good Cop/Bad Cop features many Queensland practitioners in key creative roles across directing, writing, cinematography, production design, editing and more, and will create vital career pathways for emerging crew through our Attachment program.”

The Stan Original Series Good Cop/Bad Cop is created and written by John Quaintance (Will & Grace, Workaholics), with Stan Original Series Population 11 creator Phil Lloyd as co-executive producer. Director and Executive Producer Trent O’Donnell (Stan Original Series Population 11) will set up the series, alongside Natalie Bailey (Stan Exclusive Series Joe vs. Carol), Gracie Otto (Stan Original Series Bump) and Corrie Chen (Stan Original Series Bad Behaviour). The Jungle Entertainment and Future Shack Entertainment production is supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy. Executive produced by Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie from Stan. In association with and distributed by ITV Studios. ​

The Stan Original Series Good Cop/Bad Cop will commence production in Queensland this year.

For more information, contact Stan Publicity: stan.publicity@stan.com.au

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