Summer Heights High and Angry Boys star Chris Lilley has started work on a new comedy series for Australian TV.
The six-part half-hour comedy series will air later this year on ABC1 in Australia, and is being produced by Princess Pictures and Lilley, the same team that also made We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High and Angry Boys.
The yet-to-be-named series is a co-production between the ABC Australia and HBO in the US with a pre-sale to BBC Three in the UK.
Lilley’s three previous series have sold more than a million DVDs internationally, and have been broadcast on networks on every continent.
It will be Lilley’s first major television production since Angry Boys, which aired in mid-2011.
“I’ve never been more excited about shooting a show,” Lilley said in a statement.
“I really like this one. Can’t wait for fans to see it.”
Lilley won the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent at the 2006 Logies for We Can Be Heroes, which aired in 2005.
Two years later at the Logies he received the Most Popular Actor award for his role in Summer Heights High, which was also named Most Outstanding Comedy.
Posted by Hannah on February 20, 2013
Chris attended the 2012 MTV Winter Party last Thursday night in Melbourne. We’ve added pictures from the event to our gallery that you can view HERE.
Side note: Apologies for the lack of updates as of late. It’s very hard to continuously update a fan site without a laptop. The joys of being poor!
Posted by Violet on July 24, 2012
The 2012 Primetime Emmys Nominationg Ballots were posted this morning on the Academy’s website and Chris Lilley/Angry Boys have been listed/considered for the following categories:
- Outstanding casting for a comedy series
- Outstanding directing for a comedy series (episode 12)
- Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
- Outstanding comedy series
- Outstanding writing for a comedy series (episode 12)
This is the final round of nominations/considerations for the 2012 Awards before the official nominations are announced on 19 July. Voting is open for members of the Television Arts and Sciences committee. There are 6 nominees per category so Chris is in with a good chance! Congrats Chris and his team for making it this far already!
Posted by Violet on June 12, 2012
I unfortunately have some really sad news to share with everybody. I was informed today by Laura and Chris that the dog who played Celine in Summer Heights High (real name Plugger) sadly passed away a couple of days ago. Anyone who has lost a furry friend in the past would know of the pain involved so Plugger’s owner is obviously upset. To help cheer her up I want to construct a sympathy card for Laura and Chris to pass onto her. Celine had some one of a kind moments during her days at Summer Hights High so I’d like for all of you to pass on your condolences as well as your favourite moments featuring Celine. You can write a little story or a poem, draw a picture or anything you want featuring Celine to add to the card. Over the next few days, you’ll be able to pass on your wishes to us through our Tumblr or Twitter page or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Violet on May 30, 2012
This past Sunday, Chris hired out a double decker bus and took lucky fans on mini trips around London while answering all their questions they had to ask him about We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High, Angry Boys and even dropping hints on his new series he is currently writing! We’ve added heaps of photos that many fans took from the event and added them to our gallery HERE. Anyone who wishes to send in their pictures, videos or experiences of the day, you can email us at email@example.com
Once again, words fail to describe my jealousy! Crossing my fingers for an event similar in his forgotten home land of Australia. Only time will tell. ENJOY the pics and thank you to everyone who sent me pictures – looks like you all had an amazing time!
Posted by Violet on May 21, 2012
Due to request, I’ve added various pics of Chris from his instagram to our gallery for those who don’t have an account to view. Click HERE to check them out! Chris is quite the photographer and you can view all his random and numerous pictures from his account at @chrislilley
I’ve also set up a fan account posting pictures of my random thoughts relating to Chris and also the latest pictures that I come across. You can follow me at @chrislilleyfans
Make sure you continue to check Chris’ Twitter for daily clues as to where he’s hid signed Angry Boys CD Soundtracks around London for fans to find!
Posted by Violet on May 17, 2012
From Chris’ Facebook page:
I’m coming to London on Monday and I’ll be around all week. You might see me out and about. Check my twitter @chrislilley for some clues as to where I am.
On SUNDAY 20th May at 12pm I’ll be doing a MEET AND GREET for fans in a secret location.
The exact location will be revealed via my Twitter at 9am on Sunday 20th. It will be an outdoor location in central London.
I’ll be signing DVD’s and meeting fans. The first 50 fans to turn up to the secret location will be given an exclusive ticket to go on a double decker bus with me for the LILLEY’S LONDON TOUR. We’ll tour the sites of London and you can ask me questions about We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High and Angry Boys. After the tour the 50 chosen fans will be dropped back at the secret location.
Remember to check Twitter this week for WHERE’S LILLEY clues and on Sunday morning at 9am for the exact location of the lunchtime meet and greet.
WOW. What a meet and greet! On behalf of all Australian and US fans, can’t say we’re not jealous of you UK fans right now! We’ll post all clues and updates here and on our sites too for those who miss them.
It would mean the world to me for those who are fortunate enough to receive a ticket would be able to send me pictures/videos, ANYTHING you can so I can share them here on CLF.net and our other sites with other fans. Of course I will give something in return for it.
GOOD LUCK guys! Get your sat navigations/GPS’ out and go buy yourselves some good running shoes if you don’t own a pair — you’ll need them. I have a feeling Chris will be a real “sneaky nut” about this.
Posted by Violet on May 14, 2012
Chris’ new profile picture on his Facebook and Twitter reminded me to upload these unseen Angry Boys character photos I found. They’re all HQ too! I posted them on our Tumblr a couple of weeks back, but now they’ve been added to the gallery for you guys to look at whenever you want! Click HERE to check them out!
Angry Boys is having a Eurotrip of it’s own with it debuting May 14 on HBO Comedy in Hungary. Then it’ll be premiering soon in Belgium on PRIME.
Chris heads over to the UK next week. How exciting for you UK fans! What he has planned over there we don’t know yet, but you know we’ll be the first to inform you when we find out.
Posted by Violet on May 9, 2012
HBO have submitted Angry Boys and Chris Lilley for 2012 Emmy Nominations! Chris and Angry Boys have been submitted for the following categories: Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Actor.
This is not only an incredible achievement for Chris and his team but also for Australia. It is an honor when any of our Home Grown talent is recognised overseas but this is even better with it being Chris!
Best of luck! We have our fingers and toes crossed!
Posted by Violet on April 24, 2012
Chris announced today on his Facebook that a Collector’s Edition CD/DVD of Summer Heights High will be released and towards the build up of the release of the soundtrack there is a project.
Taken from Chris’ Tumblr:
“I’m making a “Summer Heights High” Soundtrack Album. It’s a CD/DVD that’s going to include ALL the music from “Summer Heights High”, the score and themes, remixes as well as a DVD packed full of stuff AND most importantly I need your help to provide content. Part of the album will include fan material.
Fans will be asked to submit their “Summer Heights High” inspired work – videos, remixes, artwork, tributes, anything you can imagine. The work will appear on “The Summer Heights High Project” website and the best ones will be chosen to feature on the album which will be released in a few months. “
For more information and to submit your submissions go to The Summer Heights High Project website.
I’ve also put together a project that myself and other fans will be working on. Read more about it HERE on our Tumblr if you’d like to be involved!
The soundtrack is set to be released on Friday 3 August 2012. Submissions for the project close Mid-June.
Posted by Violet on March 28, 2012