Its a Jungle Out There

Press release time!

Sando doing deals on your ABC in March

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 — Australia’s discount furniture queen Sando is coming to ABC and iview, Wednesday 21 March at 9pm. The six-part family comedy series Sando, from the team at Jungle Entertainment (Squinters, No Activity) will have audiences shouting “Do em’ a deal Sando!” right across Australia.

Starring Sacha Horler (The Letdown, The Dressmaker) as Victoria ‘Sando’ Sandringham, the terrific ensemble cast also includes Firass Dirani (House Husbands), Phil Lloyd (The Moodys), Rob Carlton (Paper Giants), Krew Boylan (Schapelle), Adele Vuko (of online comedy sensations Skitbox), Uli Latukefu and newcomer Dylan Hesp.

‘Sando’ is Australia’s queen of the discount furniture package deal. She’s built her empire on being a down-to-earth larrikin and is something of a national treasure – to all but her family. They banished her a decade ago when her one-night stand and resulting pregnancy to her daughter’s fiancé was shockingly revealed… at their wedding.

Now, after a health scare, her career on a precipice and her professional nemesis primed to push her into the abyss, Sando is determined to rekindle the family relationship. She needs them, and in spite of their initial apprehension…and unbridled hatred…soon they’ll discover they might actually need her too.

Production Credits: A Jungle Entertainment production for the ABC. Principal production investment from Screen Australia and ABC in association with Create NSW. Created by Phil Lloyd and Charlie Garber. Producer Chloe Rickard. Directed by Van Vuuren Bros. and Erin White. Executive Producers Jason Burrows and Phil Lloyd. ABC Executive Producers Rick Kalowski and Andrew Gregory.

We’re guessing it won’t be “Do us a deal, Sando” that audiences will be shouting right across Australia when this goes to air.

Still, thanks again to Jungle for serving up yet another program skilfully designed to solve a problem nobody had. Do they just underbid everyone else pitching sitcoms in this country or has everybody else just given up?

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3 Comments

  • Hack says:

    Dunno if you knew this, but apparently Sando was originally supposed to be a man (hence th “sleeping with kid’s fiance” subplot) but then they did a “find and replace” on the script so it could have a female lead and be eligible for screen oz funding. From what i’ve heard, they didn’t change much else about the script.

  • Skinny says:

    Lol you are a hack. Clearly you don’t understand the writing process if you think you can swap a lead character’s gender and then not change much else about the script.

  • Hack says:

    mate, that’s exactly my point? Clearly you don’t understand the reading process…