A number of new television projects in development stage have received funding from Film Victoria, providing us with a peek into the future should they ever be realised.
The inimitable John Clarke is developing a 6 part factual series with Summer Heights High producer Laura Waters, titled Sporting Nation. Waters is also developing a 6 part series, Outland, by Adam Richard & John Richards.
Actor Adam Zwar (Wilfred) is working on an 8 part series Lowdown which promises “Each week – a new assignment, a new celebrity, a new disaster.”
El Mariachi is the name of a superhero character transformed from his alter-ego Ricky, via a mystical moustache. These 11 min shorts (all 52 of them!) are being developed by producers Andrew Davies and Michael Amos.
Producer Ann Darrouzet is developing a 26 part live action drama series, Go Girl, for the 8 – 10 age group. Adapted from the 30 title collection of novellas of the same name which have sold over a million and a half copies in Australia and New Zealand, and recently launched in the UK and USA.
And as a side note, Rebel Wilson is working of a feature film, Slapper Warrior, a musical action comedy about a girl’s quest to avenge the death of her parents.
So far the projects are proceeding at various stages of script development.
Source: Film Victoria