What's New On Stan In February?

Known for its unique and local content, Stan has some pretty sweet TV and movie titles hitting the streaming service in the next month. Here are some of the highlights.

Billions

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in the Showtime original series BILLIONS, a bold drama that examines the profits and perils of chasing the American dream. In the sexy, ego-driven world of high finance, two of New York's most powerful titans are locked in an epic battle.

New episodes fast-tracked from the US each Monday.

Better Call Saul: Season Two

Season two of Better Call Saul follows the twists and turns of Jimmy's journey toward becoming his Breaking Bad alter ego. Jimmy grows closer to confidant Kim Wexler, which his relationship with afflicted brother Chuck McGill becomes increasingly complex.

Mike finds himself pulled deeper into underworld. As Jimmy evolves (or regresses) towards "it's all good man," he's faced with impossible choices that foreshadow his future.

Starts 16 February 2016.

11/22/63

This eight-part event follows Jake Epping (James Franco), an ordinary high school teacher, who is presented with the unthinkable mission of travelling back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

Based upon the bestselling novel by Stephen King, who is an executive producer on the series — along with JJ Abrahms

Starts 16 February 2016.

Black Comedy: Season One

A sketch comedy show from the funniest blackfellas in Australia. It is irreverent, politically incorrect and goes where no other series can go.

Available 3 February 2016.

Awkward: Seasons One to Four

Awkward is about the specific incidents in our formative years that define us, sometimes for the best and sometimes for the worst.

Available now.

Faking It

A romantic comedy about two best friends that love each other — in different ways. After failed attempts to become popular, the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians.

Available now.

The Killing Season

Sarah Ferguson's gripping three-part examination of the forces that Labor during the Kevin Rudd/Julia Gillard leadership years.

Available 3 February.


Also Coming In February: Aussie Classics

  • The Nugget 2 February 2016
  • Crackerjack 2 February 2016
  • Take Away 2 February 2016
  • Bad Eggs 2 February 2016
  • Boy Town 2 February 2016
    • Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.


Comments

    I like how the image of the front page for this story is a tablet with a netflix logo

    Good series coming in, but the movies are a bit anaemic.

    Hm, is Stan even worth the cost?

    I remember giving it a shot before it launched but found it to be a poor man's version of Netflix and even then it was only a half-arsed effort at being a poor man's Netflix.

    That aside, has it improved since then? Might give it another shot if it has.

    I spent some of my January having a free ride on Stan, Presto and Netflix and comparing their services. From a content point of view, Stan wins on movies since I could catch up on Mockingjay and Smaug and Edge of Tomorrow but there are pretty much no 2015 movies on Netflix that I wanted to watch. For shows I did like first two eps of Billions and Faking It wasn't totally terrible but otherwise Netflix wins with shows like Jessica Jones, Kimmy Schmidt and Clone Wars (i.e. eps that never made it to ABC). Presto had a show Mr Robot and slightly older True Detective but otherwise it was a back to the 90s fest of Roswell, Buffy and Angel. In the end I didn't renew Stan or Presto because there was nothing new for me.

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