Production is underway on a second season of comedy series Metro Sexual, extending from its 10 minute shorts to half hour episodes.
The comedy, set in an STI clinic, screened on 9GO in 2019. It picks up Australian rights while OUTtv are taking rights in Canada, South Africa and New Zealand.
Produced by Humdrum Comedy and Nottingham Pictures the series was created by Henry Boffin, Nicholas Kraak and Riley Nottingham and is described as the first Australian sitcom with all LGBTI lead characters.
Filmed in mockumentary style, it follows the lives of doctors Stephanie Huddleston (Geraldine Hickey) and Langdon Marsh (Riley Nottingham), who work at Metropolitan Sexual Health. They are joined by Ryan Shelton, Shabana Azeez, Urvi Majumdar and Rebecca Massey, with more cast soon to be announced.
Riley Nottingham said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to expand the world of Metro Sexual to a half hour sitcom, and excited to keep working with our partners at Nine and OutTV. During the times we all find ourselves in, we hope Metro Sexual can be an uplifting and heartfelt comedy experience for everyone.”
Geraldine Hickey added, “I’m so excited to be back doing Metro Sexual. Last season I learnt how to use a Duckbill Speculum so I can’t wait to see what’s in store for season two.”
Humdrum Comedy is a Brisbane and Melbourne-based production company founded in 2013 by Riley Nottingham, Henry Boffin and Nicholas Kraak. Specialising in comedy content for stage and screen, Humdrum makes fresh, original Australian content that appeals to domestic and international audiences alike. Metro Sexual Season 2 is the company’s first half hour series. Metro Sexual was created by Henry Boffin, Nicholas Kraak and Riley Nottingham, written and directed by Henry Boffin, written and edited by Nicholas Kraak. Executive produced by Julia Adams, produced by Riley Nottingham and Darren McFarlane and line produced by Rachel Forbes.
Metro Sexual Season 2 is a Humdrum Comedy and Nottingham Pictures production being jointly released with Nine Network Australia and OUTtv. Financed with support from Yarraville Club, Jimmy Brings, Moments Condoms and Thorne Harbour Health.