ABC2 will premiere its new six part comedy series twentysomething in early September.
The series, which had an earlier incarnation on Channel 31, is produced by Nicole Minchin (Lowdown, The Wedding Party) and co-produced and co-created by Josh Schmidt and its writer Jess Harris.
Schmidt and Harris are also the show’s stars, but the cast also includes Hamish Blake, Simon Russell and Leah de Niese.
ABC2 has scheduled the show for 9pm Tuesdays from September 6th, which will pit it against Packed to the Rafters, but presumably it is seeking a different target audience. It is the third scripted local series to premiere on ABC2 following I ROCK and Review with Myles Barlow.
It is directed by Paul Currie (One Perfect Day).
Whether it is finding out how you got home last night or what to do with the rest of your life, the twentysomething world is filled with massive highs, heartbreaking lows and plenty of drinks in between.
Jess(Jess Harris – Rove) and Josh (Josh Schmidt – 5 Lost at Sea) are best friends, housemates and twentysomething. While their friends finish uni degrees, climb the corporate ladder and settle down, Jess and Josh live for the weekend.
The series also stars Hamish Blake (Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year) as Billy, Jess’ on again/off again ex boyfriend; Simon Russell (Thank God You’re Here) as Nick, Josh’s older and more successful brother;and Leah de Niese (Offspring) as Abby, the back-up friend.
When Jessand Josh find themselves unemployed, evicted and constantly dodging the dreaded question, “So what are you going to do with your lives?”, they decide it’s time to become their own bosses.
twentysomething sees Jess and Josh set out each week in search of their big break. Their entrepreneurial pursuits include anerotic house cleaning service, guided tours that show backpackers Melbourne in a new light, an elite babysitters’ agency and bounty hunting for lost dogs.
This brilliant, hilarious, and at times moving six-part comedy series will leave you smiling and wondering where these two have been hiding until now.
twentysomething is a High Wire Films and Electric Living production.
Premieres Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC2, starting September 6 on ABC2.