Great to hear that Nine is developing a new comedy series, Here Come the Habibs, with Jungleboys.
Jungleboys are behind The Moodys, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, and the upcoming Stan comedy No Activity.
It’s a second migration for the Habib family, first it was Lebanon to Australia, now Lakemba to Vaucluse. But not everyone is happy to see them, and soon the Habibs find themselves in conflict with their new next door neighbours.
The O’Neills are Vaucluse royalty – old money and proud of it. They’re extremely uncomfortable with goats and chickens, shisha pipes and people of Mediterranean appearance, but the Habibs can’t understand what all the fuss is about. One family want to stay, the other family want them gone. Here Come The Habibs brings a fresh comic perspective to multicultural Australia.
The six part series is being written by Phil Lloyd, Gary Eck, Sam Meikle, Trent Roberts, Steve Walsh and to be directed by Darren Ashton, but unlikely to appear until 2017, according to News Corp.
Sounds like a long way from Kingswood Country, Acropolis Now, Home Sweet Home and They’re a Weird Mob! Look forward to hearing more.