Ohmigod! 'Summer Heights High' mastermind Chris Lilley starts new series

chris-lilley_lGood news for fans of things that are funny: Chris Lilley, creator and star of the very funny Australian high school mockumentary Summer Heights High, is teaming up with HBO to produce a new comedy series. According to Variety, the show — called Angry Boys — “will be lensed in a mock-documentary style and revolve around what it’s like to be male in the 21st century. Lilley will play multiple characters.” And…I’ve already set my DVR.

While we can only guess now what the plot will be, or what characters Lilley might play (unemployed i-Banker? former reality TV contestant?), it’s pretty much a lock that this will be one of the funnier entries in HBO’s 2010 lineup. Even as an abstract, it’s already better than Entourage!

How about you, PopWatchers? Excited to see Lilley unleash his comic abilities on new characters? (Still hoping, quietly, that we’ll get a cameo from Summer Heights Higher Ja’mie King?)

Photo credit: John Tsavias

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  • Arun

    Summer Heights High was fantastic. Now if Flight of the Conchords would just put together another season HBO would be my new favourite network (ABC gets the boot after cancelling Pushing Daisies, even if Modern Family is awesome).

  • California

    OMG Squeal! I am totally excited! My family and I loved Summer Hights High so much that we bought it the minute it was released on DVD. This new show is bound to rock!!

  • RubyBaby

    Chris Lilley is a genius..so I am there Ja’mie or no. Summer Heights High (and his earlier mockumentary Australian Heroes) are some of the best, cringiest, and funniest hours of television this decade, without doubt.

    PS I’m with Arun: Give us another season of FOTC (heard they’re in negotiation for one) instead of Entourage. In fact, Henning, please do not mention Entourage in the same breath as Chris Lilley’s work; doesn’t/will not compare.

  • pauch

    I couldn’t even wait to watch Summer Heights High on HBO and just bought the import DVD. It was excellent and as funny as it was, I totally teared up when “Jonah” read his report and then got kicked out of school. I am so looking forward to his new show.

  • Mark Davis

    Chris Lilly is a VERY naughty boy!!! Didn’t occur to me that Americans would ‘get it’, like, as Ja’mie might say- with a coquettish flick & toss of her hair (sooo hot, like, y-know?)

  • Kyle

    Just saw SHH for the first time a month ago–it was hilarious!

  • Cathy

    I would love to see Mr. G. make a few cameos. I am looking forward so much to this. I’ve been missing Chris Lilley for too long now. I was thinking, “hurry up Chris, you’ve had long enough to put something together”!
    Easy for me to say! He is a genius true to the word.

  • K8

    Can’t wait!

  • Susan Lee

    chris liley is a cute humble man, i would love to split is ass and spit on his ass hole and make love to it with my big toe

    • riz

      Can u please do that to me Susan Lee? U almost had me excited as when i first heard Chris Lilley was coming out with a new show……How big is your big toe? Id love for you to send me a pic!!!

  • uggbootssaleuk

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