Chris Lilley, who created Australian comedy series Summer Heights High, has struck a deal with HBO for the US cable channel to co-produce his new series Angry Boys. As with Summer Heights High, Lilley will play numerous characters, with the focus of Angry Boys apparently “exploring male life in the 21st century”.
For anyone who hasn’t come across Summer Heights High yet, I’d recommend checking it out. I caught up with the show in one marathon run on BBC iPlayer and, whilst the show is a little hit and miss, when it’s funny it’s very funny.
One of the characters Lilley played was the monstrous Mr. G, the school drama teacher, a man with a rampaging ego who decides to write the school musical based on a pupil who dies of a drug overdose.