Filming is currently underway on Season 3 of Please Like Me with creator Josh Thomas set to add Director to his list of credits.
Thomas, who stars and co-writes, will direct one of the episodes along with original director Matt Saville.
10 new episodes co-produced by ABC and US cable network Pivot, will air later this year on both networks.
Returning cast includes Caitlin Stasey, Thomas Ward, Hannah Gadsby, Keegan Joyce, Debra Lawrance, David Roberts, Renee Lim and upstaging star, ‘cavoodle’ John.
One of 3 new cast members is British-born actress Emily Barclay (Light Between Oceans, Suburban Mayhem, Glitch).
“Somehow we’ve managed to swindle a third season, which is fun. This time around I’m going to direct an episode for the first time, which I’m pretty sure will involve me wearing a monocle and yelling action into a cone. Also we’re welcoming Emily Barclay to the cast. She is funny and adorable and great,” Thomas said.
ABC Head of Comedy Rick Kalowski, “We’re delighted to see one of ABC Comedy’s most acclaimed TV series make the move to ABC TV’s main channel for Season 3, and into the hearts of a whole new national audience.”
Named one of the best shows of the year by Entertainment Weekly for two years running, Please Like Me is lauded by critics around the world. It has earned nominations for the International Emmy Awards, the Rose d’Or Awards, the GLAAD Media Awards, the Logie Awards, and nine AACTA Awards (Australian Academy awards) where it has won trophies for Best Comedy Series, Best Screenplay in Television and Best Performance in a TV Comedy.
Inspired by the standup comedy and real life experiences of its writer/creator Josh Thomas, Please Like Me explores the world of a young man who’s in no hurry to grow up. But as he navigates a bipolar mother, a father in a mid-life crisis, a newish baby sister, an anxiety-ridden boyfriend, a peripatetic ex-girlfriend and an unmotivated best friend, he may just be the sanest person he knows.
The original key creative team is back: award-winning film and TV director Matthew Saville (The Slap, Felony), producer Todd Abbott, and executive producers Josh Thomas, Todd Abbott and Kevin Whyte. Executive producers for the ABC are Rick Kalowski and Brett Sleigh, and for Pivot, Jeff Skoll and Chris Loveall. Please Like Me is a Pigeon Fancier / John & Josh International Production of a Pivot Original Series in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.