An “Untitled Chris Lilley HBO Project” is looking for several US actors to appear in the comedian’s new television series.
A casting call for the HBO series, to be made in conjunction with the ABC, alludes to a mockumentary that “explores what it means to be a 21st-century boy by putting the male of the species under the microscope”.
Casting seeks an African-American female (18-25) to play a model called LaFonda, an African-American male, (50-65) to play a character called Carter, and a male Japanese-American professional skateboarder, aged (16-20) to play Corey.
The production is listed as being shot in Australia, most likely Melbourne, from February to April next year.
Lilley’s Summer Heights High attracted some positive, althought not universal, press when it aired on HBO.
When TV Tonight last asked ABC Programmer Marena Manzoufas about a new Lilley series last August, she simply said: “I think it’s a while off yet.”
Source: Herald Sun