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Aussie Comedian Chris Lilley's New Series 'Ja'mie: Private School Girl' Heads to HBO in November

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire September 9, 2013 at 2:58PM

Australian comedian Chris Lilley has made a name for himself with his mockumentary comedy series in which he plays multiple characters, shows which have found a US platform at HBO.
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HBO Chris Lilley as Ja'mie in 'Summer Heights High'

Australian comedian Chris Lilley has made a name for himself with his mockumentary comedy series in which he plays multiple characters, shows which have found a US platform at HBO.

"Summer Heights High" aired on the premium network in 2008 and "Angry Boys" in 2012, and today the channel announced that it has scheduled Lilley's latest series, "Ja'mie: Private School Girl," to premiere on Sunday, November 24 at 10:30pm. The six-episode half-hour series is co-produced by HBO and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in association with the BBC. The character Ja'mie has previously appeared in two of Lilley's past series.

"I find teenage girls endlessly funny," Lilley explained in the announcement. "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." "Ja'mie: Private School Girl" follows the titular character during her last few months of school, highlighting the trials and responsibilities that come with being the "most well-known" girl on campus, including her academic and charity work, social life and relationships with family. Lilley created, writes, directs, produces and stars in the series, an international teaser for which is below.


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