Press release time!
Award winning comedy series Fisk returns to the ABC in October
The ABC is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated second season of Fisk will air next month. The multi award-winning six-part comedy series premieres on Wednesday 26 October at 9pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.
In 2021, Fisk was Australia’s number one locally scripted show across all free-to-air* networks – created, written and directed by – and starring – one of Australia’s favourite comedians, Kitty Flanagan as Helen Tudor-Fisk.
The entire key cast reprise their roles including Flanagan, Julia Zemiro, Marty Sheargold, Aaron Chen, John Gaden and Glenn Butcher. They are joined this season by a galaxy of comedic stars including; Marg Downey, Denise Scott, Harley Breen, Stephen Curry, Geraldine Hickey, Zindzi Okenyo, Urvi Majumdar, Stephen Gates (Tripod), Anthony Sharpe, Shane Bourne, Glenn Robbins, Bessie Holland, Rob Sitch, Deborah Kennedy, Matt Okine, Alex Papps, Broden Kelly (Aunty Donna), Colin Lane, Anne Edmonds and Tanika Anderson.
Season two finds it’s business as usual at the Gruber & Associates office. Helen’s (Flanagan) social skills haven’t improved but at least she’s nailing it as a suburban wills and estates lawyer. So much so that Roz (Julia Zemiro) and Ray (Marty Sheargold) mistakenly entrust her with the presentation of their regular Q&A probate information night at the local library.
Meanwhile, Ray is shredding for a school reunion and George (Aaron Chen) finds himself overworked when Roz embarks on a new business venture. On the client front Helen will take on a clown theatre company, a May/December couple with a new baby and a mother who sends her two squabbling sons a message from the grave. But the probate stakes are really raised when a formidable woman comes forward to claim a vaguely worded $10 million bequest from the local crazy cat lady.
*OzTAM metro panel, CY 2021, Channel 9/9/10/ABC TV, Comedy/Documentary/Drama programs
Finally some good news out of the ABC! That’s a very impressive line-up of guest stars too – presumably when you’re making a series that requires a steady stream of wacky clients you have to cast the net pretty wide. Alex Papps! We haven’t heard that name since the last series of Fisk.
We’re so happy about this we’re even going to let slide the claim that “In 2021, Fisk was Australia’s number one locally scripted show across all free-to-air* networks” – what does “number one” even mean in this context? Number one half-hour locally scripted comedy airing on Wednesday nights? Fisk is number one in our hearts and that’s what counts.
Unless the new series totally stuffs it up, of course.