He won’t say.
What’s it about?
ABC won’t tell us.
Chris Lilley has done a lot of “firsts” before but I don’t think I’ve ever received a Press Release about a new show that tells me nothing about the new show.
So here it is in its entirety:
ABC TV is pleased to announce production has begun on the latest comedic offering from Australian writer and performer Chris Lilley.
The six-part half-hour comedy series will air in 2013.
The series is being produced by Princess Pictures and Chris Lilley, the team who brought to life the critically-acclaimed and much-loved series We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High and Angry Boys. The show is a co-production between the ABC in Australia and HBO in the US, with a pre-sale to BBC Three in the UK.
All three of Chris Lilley’s previous series have been enjoyed by audiences around the world, selling over a million DVDs internationally, and broadcast on networks on every continent.
The series have received dozens of awards for outstanding comedy, including lifetime achievement awards for Chris, honouring his skill as an actor and writer/creator. Lilley’s most recent show, Angry Boys, also enjoyed great success on ABC’s iview time-shift platform with 1.4 million1 plays, the highest ever amount of program plays on iview recorded to date.
ABC1 Channel Controller, Brendan Dahill, says: “Chris and the Princess Pictures team have consistently proved that they know how to deliver quality content. ABC1 is proud to once again bring a new Chris Lilley series to air in a new era of TV where audiences consume television in so many different ways, as was demonstrated by the outstanding success Angry Boys enjoyed across multiple platforms.”
Series creator and performer Chris Lilley says: “I’ve never been more excited about shooting a show. I really like this one. Can’t wait for fans to see it.”
Princess Pictures producer Laura Waters says: “It’s always a privilege to be able to make these special productions with Chris. Everyone working on the series is thrilled and excited about the vision we are about to bring to life.”
Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three, says: “BBC Three audiences absolutely love Chris’s comedies. Both Summer Heights High and Angry Boys were incredibly well received and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next.”