Chris Lilley is back. His newest show, Jonah from Tonga, premieres on HBO tomorrow night. The six-episode series follows Summer Heights High’s Jonah Takalua as he returns to school in Australia after being expelled from Summer Heights and sent to Tonga.
As in his previous shows Angry Boys, Summer Heights High, and Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Lilley wrote, produced, directed, and stars in Jonah from Tonga. With an all-new cast of supporting characters, the documentary-style series explores rebellious Jonah’s hilarious attempts at being a “good boy,” which take him both to prison and a singing competition.
I got to talk to Lilley about Jonah from Tonga, why he likesmaking documentary-style [...]
Summer Heights High creator and star Chris Lilley's spinoff Ja'mie: Private School Girl has only just premiered in the US, but he's already announced that another character from Summer Heights will front a new show. Lilley tweeted a confirmation of a BBC story that Lilley character Jonah Takalua will be getting his own show.
Takalua, a rowdy 14-year-old schoolboy, was expelled from Summer Heights High at the end of that series, and sent to live with his extended family in Tonga. The new series will find "Jonah in the midst of island life and experiencing the familiar frustrations of a bored teenage delinquent." The series is due to air in Australia and the UK in [...]
Here's the first full-length trailer for Ja'mie: Private School Girl, Chris Lilley's upcoming HBO show. The six-episode series, which is a co-production between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, and HBO, debuts in the US on November 24. The shows sees Lilley's Ja'mie King, best known from the Australian hit Summer Heights High, return to her private school to complete her education.
Australian comedian Chris Lilley, the man behind series like Summer Heights High and Angry Boys, is working on a mysterious TV project, and he announced yesterday via Twitter and Facebook that he's bringing back one of his old characters in the series. Lilley's new show is a six-part half-hour comedy for Australian network ABC, but that's all we really know about it. In his post, Lilley linked to an ABC network poll about which of his characters is coming back. The options for the poll are Jonah, Ja'mie, and Mr G from Summer Heights High; Gran and the twins from Angry Boys; and Phil Olivetti from We Can [...]