The 6 part comedy series is believed to be set in a western suburbs high school, and features a lavish musical number in every episode. It began shooting this week in Melbourne.
Most significantly, the show has award-winning director Tony Ayres (Home Song Stories, Walking on Water) involved.
Wilson is also the creator of the show. The tone of the show sounds like Summer Heights High meets Kath & Kim? But it could also attract controversy if the synopsis is any indication:
“Jenny Craig, a smart endearing teenage fugly, lives in Boonelg. Her mother Berenice is now extremely overweight and has become confined to her bedroom. Her Aunty Sandra’s become extremely annoying since her gay husband left. Her best friends Amy Lee and Nigella are extremely religious. And her neighbour Nick is extremely good looking. What’s a bogan girl to do? She’ll enter a dance battle in the hope to win $10 000 for her Mum’s stomach stapling operation and hopefully along the way she’ll impress her crush, become closer to God with the help of lesbians, get revenge on the school skanks and hell…she’ll even sell bonsai cats, win a Maths Olympiad and impersonate a mong.”
SBS is expected to screen the series late this year. If it becomes a hit Nine could piggyback with those unaired eps of Monster House?