As previously tipped, ABC has given the thumbs up to more of its Indigenous sketch comedy, Black Comedy.
Filming on the six-part series is now underway in Sydney.
Series two sees the return of Indigenous writers and performers Nakkiah Lui, Steven Oliver, Aaron Fa’aoso, Elizabeth Wymarra and Bjorn Stewart.
Joining for the second season are rapper, lyricist and hip-hop artist Adam Briggs plus the ‘self-appointed Dubsmash King’, Ian Zaro.
In addition to new material, returning sketches will include ‘The Tiddas, Townsville’s most competitive gay couple; The Housewives of Narromine, featuring Deborah Mailman as the acid tongued Ginny; Blakforce, the crack paramilitary unit responsible for policing what is and isn’t black in the community; and Brooke Satchwell’s Tiffany, the white girl/black girl wannabe.’
ABC Head of Indigenous Sally Riley says: “With such a talented pool of creative writers and performers as well as our fabulous guest cast, Black Comedy will deliver another series of bold and hilarious sketches.”
Scarlett Pictures Producer Kath Shelper says: “We’re really excited to put our old team back together and to be able to add some amazing new talent in the mix. I’m especially thrilled with our new writers who have added another layer of complexity to the show.”
It will air on ABC next year.