2022 Upfronts: What can we expect from ABC?
There are already plenty of new dramas confirmed for ABC next year.
On Thursday afternoon ABC will present its 2022 Upfronts -this will be viewable by the public (link to come).
ABC always has the largest local slate of all, so predicting what’s to come is a big task.
There are already several local dramas confirmed for 2022 including Mystery Road: Origin with Mark Coles-Smith, Barons with Sean Keenan and Ben O’Toole, Troppo with Thomas Jane and Savage River with Katherine Langford.
There was plenty of love for The Newsreader -fingers crossed for a second season.
But will ABC also announce The Messenger based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel of the same name? The project is with Lingo Pictures. Fremantle also has a ‘Prisoner X’ drama project yet to be aligned to a broadcaster -a story uncovered by Foreign Correspondent journalist Trevor Bormann who is part of the team. Is it on the list?
What are ABC’s plans for Q+A in 2022 after host Hamish Macdonald returned to 10? The show has had rotating hosts since his departure.
There are also plenty of new and returning Kid’s titles including MaveriX, First Day, The PM’s Daughter, Crazy Fun Park and Beep and Mort.
Mystery Road: Origin,
You Can’t Ask That,
Built to Survive,
The Family Court Murders,
The Kaleidoscope Project,
The PM’s Daughter,
Ginger & the Vegesaurs,
Crazy Fun Park,
Beep and Mort,
Expected to be renewed:
The Wonder Gang,
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering,
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell,
One Plus One,
New Year’s Eve
Red Dirt Riders,
Inside The Opera House,
The Eagle & The Ant (And Everything In Between)
Why Are You Like This?,
All My Friends Are Racist,
Spicks & Specks,
Love on the Spectrum,
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds,
Anh’s Brush with Fame,
Back to Nature,
Mikki vs The World,
Yet to air in 2021:
Here Out West,
Books that Made Us,
Palazzo di Cozzo: The Australian Dream. Italian Style,
Unlikely to return:
Finding the Archibald,
ABC Upfronts is 2pm AEDT Thursday.