Renewed: Upper Middle Bogan

2013-12-24_0024ABC is set to proceed with a second season of Upper Middle Bogan, according to the latest funding developments from Film Victoria.

The comedy from Gristmill Productions is one of six screen projects participating in $1.8m funding, of which four are television projects.

They are:

The popular ABC TV series, Upper Middle Bogan, is back for series two with eight new hilarious episodes;

A 13 part children’s television series, The Adventures of Figaro Pho – series two, which continues the journey of Figaro Pho and his trusty companion, Rivet, as they learn about life;

The Secret River, also made for television, tells the story of William Thornhill, an English convict who in 1806 is sentenced to the colonies for life;

Ten years in the planning, Putuparri is a two-part, feature length television documentary about an Aboriginal man’s struggles to maintain his cultural heritage in a modern world;

Two features Oddball and Neon have also received investment funding.

Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher said, “These six new projects each show a ‘slice of Australian life’ – celebrating our cultural diversity, our history and recognising the importance of respecting and protecting our natural environment,” Ms Asher said.

“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to championing local talent to tell local stories.

“The six projects being awarded funding today are expected to generate an estimated $23 million in production expenditure and create jobs for around 1,100 Victorians.”

Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi added, “Melbourne continues to be a hub of activity and we look forward to seeing these projects move into production.”

21 Comments:

  1. @bobmar28

    That is the correct way to speak Australian English. It really is sad and pathetic when the correct way to speak Australian English is seen as ‘pompous’ and the American way is seen as ‘normal’.

    I am noticing an increasing number of people using American words like diaper, napkin, railroad and pronouncing words like staff as staaaf and glass as glaaas.

    • Bit stumped by where this convo is going, so let’s try and clear this up.

      UMB is filmed in Melbourne, which has no North Shore, so therefore no North Shore accents per se. The best analogy for posh suburbs is Toorak or Brighton (Robyn Nevin’s character probably hails from the latter, which Prue & Trude also parodied in K&K, along with Armadale). The UMB premise is supposed to work around the contrast of a woman being raised from a well-to-do family learning her parents are cashed-up bogans from the other side of the tracks. So of course it has these kinds of accents. Moving on…

  2. Wish I could use caps…I love everything about this show…although exaggerated…I can relate to these people…from both sides of the fence…we are all basically the same underneath..just living life differently… 🙂

  3. Not all bogans have bogan accents and not all bogans live in the western suburbs anyway. It’s more about social status than location. The Wheelers are cashed-up bogans anyway.

  4. I like it and glad it’s back. It has many shortcomings including the north shore accents but this is mainstream comedy and the ratings were quite good.

  5. As much as I enjoyed Bogan, I think there is a risk of a ‘one joke’ series outstaying its welcome. Butler and Hope better know what they’re doing.

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