Chris Lilley “excited” about new ABC series
Chris Lilley is set to bring his signature brand of political incorrectness back to the small screen very soon, with shooting for his fourth borderline offensive six-part half hour comedy series well underway.
From the ‘puck you miss’ purveyor who spawned local comedy classics We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High and Angry Boys, comes an imminent ABC1 show that will reportedly centre around Ruth "Gran" Sims – his last show’s breakout star and the on-screen grandmother of twins Daniel and Nathan “ya deaf s—t” Sims.
Notoriously private Lilley has revealed barely anything about the project, aside from the fact that he’s “never been more excited about shooting a show” and he “really like[s] this one. Can’t wait for fans to see it.”
As with his previous TV specials, the yet-to-be-named program takes on a mockumentary format: “[It’s] along the same lines as my other shows. I want to keep as much of the show as possible a secret. But if you’ve loved my last three shows, this is part four.” Be warned: multiple characters and a legion of new catchphrases are coming.
Lilley’s last show Angry Boys was met with mixed reviews by critics, and the ABC embarrassingly forgot to nominate it for public Logies voting two years ago after Lilley’s other shows had previously cleaned out the ceremony's acting and comedy accolades.
Since though, we have all moved on, and are waiting for the palatable series to start. "Serious-lay" - Ja'mie.