Chris Lilley back in new Ja’mie series
New ABC comedy Ja’mie: Private School Girl will air later this year.
ABC has finally confirmed Chris Lilley’s next project will see a return to schoolgirl Ja’mie King -as tipped by TV Tonight back in February.
Ja’mie: Private School Girl was announced last night via social media, with joint press releases by ABC and BBC.
The six part series follows Ja’mie in her final year of school at Hillford Girls Grammar School, far removed from Summer Heights High. Ja’mie experiences her last few weeks of school and a series of events that will change her life forever.
Creator Chris Lilley, said: “I find teenage girls endlessly funny. So being able to write for and play the meanest bitch in school has been so fun. I can’t wait to show everyone what Ja’mie’s been up to.”
Lilley’s return to a favourite character will come as good news to those who were disappointed by the less-buoyant series, Angry Boys.
ABC1 Channel Controller, Brendan Dahill, said: “Ja’mie King is easily one of the most cunning characters in a school uniform we’ve ever seen. I know viewers will enjoy keeping up with the high drama, high-pace life of a teenage girl going through the motions of finishing school.”
It will air on ABC and HBO later this year.