Press release time!
Cameras roll in Melbourne on Kitty Flanagan comedy series Fisk
The ABC and Screen Australia are delighted to announce filming has commenced in Melbourne on the new six-part comedy series Fisk (previous working title, Entitled) by one of Australia’s most popular comedians, Kitty Flanagan.
Produced by Vincent Sheehan (Operation Buffalo, The Kettering Incident) written and co-directed by Kitty Flanagan, Fisk also stars television favourite Julia Zemiro (Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, RocKwiz) and celebrated comedians Marty Sheargold, Aaron Chen and Glenn Butcher as well as award winning actor John Gaden.
Starring Flanagan as Helen Tudor-Fisk, a contract lawyer who is forced to take a job at a shabby suburban law firm specialising in wills and probate, Fisk is a fast-paced workplace sitcom that taps into the everyday world of inheritances and squabbling relatives.
Kitty Flanagan says “This is the dream. My own show with all my favourite people both in front of the camera and behind it too. I’m thrilled to be making this in Melbourne for the ABC. We have such amazing, creative people in Australia, the more local content we can turn out, the better.”
Todd Abbott, ABC Head of Comedy says “Kitty Flanagan is, quite simply, one of the funniest humans alive, and a show created by and starring her is long overdue. Every page of these scripts is laugh-out-loud funny, and the cast and crew that she’s pulled together guarantee this series is going to be a ripper. What a treat for all of us.”
Fisk will air on ABC TV and iview in 2021.
Now this is more like it: finally a forthcoming series from the ABC aimed at people who like to laugh, only not laugh at tired parodies of smug millennials or at shows that clearly really want to be dramas but the ABC doesn’t have the budget to make them any more unless they’re high stakes thrillers set in the outback.
Seriously, even the press release doesn’t have any obvious clangers we can make fun of! 2021 is looking better already.