He developed the project with Artemis International, after appearing in their series Who Do You Think You Are?
For the funny man, who usually plays a heightened version of himself in his projects, playing without a ‘mask’ is more of a challenge, but one he is prepared to entertain when the subject is a personal passion.
“If it’s a subject I was interested in, I reckon it might be a thing in my career, where I am occasionally doing what Michael Palin ended up doing: communicating a particular passion for something I’m interested in, and teaching people,” he told TV Tonight.
But Micallef, whose Newstopia series aired on SBS, is ruling out yet another celebrity travelogue.
“Not a travelogue because I’m not a great traveller. But I have been in talks with Artemis who make Who Do You Think You Are? about that very thing, where we might explore a subject. In fact there’s going to be a documentary on air next year on SBS that I’m presenting.
“It’s hopefully one of a series that we might do every year, where I explore a particular topic that’s of interest to me, and hopefully of interest to the audience.”
Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell returns at 8pm next Wednesday on ABC.