New comedy series Superwog, written by and starring brothers Theodore and Nathan Saidden, will have its premiere on their YouTube channel in early October, 2 days ahead of a broadcast on ABC Comedy.
The 6 part series created by the duo is the first scripted series commissioned for ABC Comedy and builds on Superwog success on YouTube. Last year it was the highest trending YouTube video in Australia, in excess of 3.7 million views (90% Australian based).
Produced by Superwog and Princess Pictures, the series follows the highly dysfunctional Superwog family as they struggle to navigate life in Australian suburbia. Superwog (Theodore Saidden) is a girls and fast food-obsessed teen, enrolled in a prestigious private school. His misadventures with best friend Johnny (Nathan Saidden) often cause Superwog’s emotionally primitive, highly-strung father (again Nathan Saidden) extreme stress as he battles to keep his delusional, but fiercely loyal wife (again Theodore Saidden) happy.
Superwog first appeared as a comedy act on ABC in 2013as part of ABC2 Xmas Quickies.
ABC Comedy’s partnership with YouTube highlights both the channel’s and ABC’s commitment to strategic partnerships that bring digital content to wider audiences. The dual broadcast plan will give Superwog’s huge loyal fanbase more of the show they love both online and on TV, while also exposing a true Aussie comedy success story to a whole new ABC audience.
Edgy, irreverent and hilarious, Superwog promises its millions of online fans more of what they love… and TV audiences an experience they’ve never had before on ABC.
Superwog is a Princess Pictures and Superwog production for YouTube and the ABC with principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with the ABC, and financed with support from Film Victoria and YouTube Series. Producer Amanda Reedy. Executive Producers Emma Fitzsimons and Elia Eliades. Created, written, co-produced by and starring Theodore Saidden and Nathan Saidden. Produced by Paul Walton. Directed by Theodore Saidden. ABC Executive Producers Rick Kalowski and Lauren Merolli.
(6pm Sunday October on YouTube)
9:30pm Tuesday October 9 on ABC Comedy.