I think one of my all-time favourite comedy series would have to be Chris Lilley‘s Summer Heights High. It’s dark sense of humour, along with the genius of Lilley playing 3 entirely different distinctive characters really won me over. His follow-up, Angry Boys, had it’s moments (Gran in particular), but I still longed for the return of SHH‘s familiar faces.
I assume I wasn’t the only person who felt that way, and it looks like Chris has decided that his next project will be based around Hilford’s hottest bitch, and Mischa Barton lookalike, Ja’mie King! The series will be titles Ja’mie: Private School Girl will “follow Ja’mie in her final few weeks at Hillford Girls Grammar School after leaving Summer Heights High.”
A quote from Lilley, himself on the series:
I find teenage girls endlessly funny. So being able to write for and play the meanest bitch in school has been so fun. I can’t wait to show everyone what Ja’mie’s been up to.
But why the move back to Hilford after she had such success over at Summer Heights High? One can only speculate — but I think Ja’mie truly put it best when she said:
People always go “Private schools create better citizens,” but I would say they create better quality citizens. Studies have shown that students from private schools are more likely to get into Uni and end up making a lot more money; while wife-beaters and rapists are nearly all public-school educated. Sorry, no offense, but it’s true.”
Check out the new teaser for Chris Lilley‘s Ja’mie: Private School Girl after the jump.