TEN’s upcoming comedy Street Smart, starring two of its co-creators Tahir Bilgiç (Fat Pizza) and Rob Shehadie (Here Come the Habibs) is underway in Sydney.
The series, co-created with Damian Davis from CJZ, follows the trials of the country’s most inept criminal gang as they attempt to make their fortune.
Singer Casey Donovan has been announced as joining the cast in her first television acting role.
“This is the sort of show I’ve always wanted to do. I always thought a multicultural family sitcom would be well received in this country and it’s incredible to see it unfold,” said Tahir.
TEN Executive Producer, Paul Leadon, said: “Network TEN is excited to announce commencement of principal photography on Street Smart, one of our exciting new narrative comedies for 2018. Street Smart is broad, accessible and very, very funny. Sitcom has been the missing ingredient in Australian commercial television for too long, but Street Smart is about to change all that.”
Street Smart will film in various locations across Sydney’s west and screen later in 2018.
The half-hour sitcom will follow the plans of loveable loser Steve (Tahir), who thinks a life of crime is the quickest way to solve all of his problems. Operating out of his parent’s garage in Sydney’s west, Steve puts together a bumbling criminal gang with an innate inability to complete any serious crime. Despite their hapless form, Steve’s nemesis and cousin, professional parking inspector Joseph (Rob), is on their case and enlists the help of his compassionate and savvy co-worker, probationary parking officer Tia (Casey).
Street Smart has received principal production investment from Screen Australia. It is produced by CJZ with the assistance of Screen Australia and Create NSW.