Creative Genius Chris Lilley Is Releasing His Own Netflix Series And He’s Outdone Himself

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Feat. a bunch of new characters. 

Chris Lilley has blessed us with  hilarious characters and relatable AF content over the years. 

He’s the brain behind Aussie comedy shows We Can Be Heroes and Summer Heights High, creatingfreaking funny (read: insane/vain/politically incorrect) characters such as schoolgirl Ja’mie King and drama teacher Mr G.

Chris and his beautiful mind brought us this: 

And this: 

Aaaand this: 


But a creative genius never sleeps and, like the true creative he is, Chris has created a bunch of NEW characters to keep us laughing. 

The characters will star in a new 10-part Netflix series called Lunatics

One look at the trailer and it’s easy to understand where the title came from:


On paper the show’s characters seem even more bonkers: 

  • Keith, a fashion retail veteran embarking on a new business venture who struggles with objective sexuality issues and his deep love for a cash register.
  • Becky, an extraordinarily tall University freshman embarking on life in an American college with her twin sister and dealing with social issues and life with massive legs.
  • Gavin, a confronting young boy and future Earl of an English country estate dealing with the pressures of his future and trying to be a kid.
  • Jana, a lesbian Pet Psychic to the Stars who from her South African home base struggles with an unrequited love for her personal assistant.
  • Quentin, an incompetent real estate agent about to inherit a family business who dreams of being a world-renowned DJ and street artist.
  • Joyce, an eccentric elderly ex porn star and hoarder who is now a recluse who obsessively collects things while facing an impending eviction.


Despite all of the insanity, the message behind the show is actually quite nice. 

The official synopsis reads: 

“As eccentric and odd as they all are, they are scarily recognisable types and they teach us that it’s OK to just be you.”

We can get on board with that. 

Lunatics hits Netflix on April 19.

Images: Lunatics / Netflix, Giphy / Giphy. 


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