Three new comedies are premiering next month on ABC and ABC iview – the new series The Letdown plus new seasons of The Ex-PM and Rosehaven.
Australia’s longest-serving caretaker Prime Minister Andrew Dugdale is back in a new series of The Ex-PM.
Comedians Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor return to quirky country life in a second season of Rosehaven.
Motherhood and mayhem go hand in hand in mothers group comedy The Letdown, starring Alison Bell (pictured) and Noni Hazlehurst and based on the Comedy Showroom pilot named Best Television Screenplay at the 2016 AACTA Awards.
ABC head of television David Anderson said: “We’re lucky here in Australia to have such dynamic and risk-taking comedy talent. It means there is always a sense of freshness and edge in what we get to see. Next month’s lineup is no different – Rosehaven, The Letdown and The Ex-PM are a great showcase of Australian comedy at its best. We look forward to sharing triple the laughs with our audiences.”
The Letdown is the story of Audrey (Alison Bell), a struggling new mum, and the parents group she thinks she doesn’t need. The series proves that being a parent can be both extreme and hilarious. Directed by Trent O’Donnell the show also stars Noni Hazlehurst, Duncan Fellows, Sacha Horler, Leon Ford, Lucy Durack, Celeste Barber, Leah Vandenberg, Xana Tang and Sarah Peirse. Netflix will stream the series globally outside Australia and it will be available on Netflix in Australia after its run on the ABC.
The original seasons of Rosehaven and The Ex-PM will be available on ABC iview from Wednesday 11 October and Friday 13 October respectively.
Rosehaven is a What Horse?/Guesswork Television production presented by Screen Tasmania, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and SundanceTV in association with Film Victoria.
The Letdown is a Giant Dwarf production for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with funding from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW.
The Ex-PM is a CJZ production in association with ABC TV and Film Victoria.