TV Tonight hears whispers TEN is proceeding with a local adaptation of US comedy Drunk History.
A pilot is rumoured to be produced by Eureka Productions for TEN’s upcoming Pilot Week, which will excitingly showcase new titles. Actor Writer Paul Michael Ayre (Soul Mates, Wham Bam, Thank You Ma’am, Legally Brown) will script with Dan Reisinger (Bondi Hipsters) directing.
The format, which airs in Australia on SBS VICELAND, sees a guest comedian recount an event from history after getting sozzled on plonk, with actors enacting their descriptions. The more ludicrous in the telling the better….
International versions have also been adapted for the UK, Brazil & Hungary,
The success of True Story with Hamish & Andy is doubtless a boon to Drunk History‘s local arrival.
TEN declined to comment on its Pilot Week due later this year.