Fisk to air in the UK after ABC sells the Australian comedy to ITV

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Kitty Flanagan: “I’m thrilled that Fisk is going to be screened on ITVX”

ABC Commercial has sold the award-winning TV program Fisk to ITV for its streaming platform ITVX.

The comedy is set to be viewed by millions of people in the UK when it launches on the platform this week.

Fisk has been a hit for the ABC network across its two seasons and is expected to delight viewers with its dry humour and charismatic ensemble cast of Australia’s top comedy talent, including co-creator, co-writer and co-director Kitty Flanagan.

Taking out the Silver Logie Award for Most Popular Actress over the last two years as well as receiving an AACTA Award for Best Comedy Performer for her turn as the hilarious Helen Tudor-Fisk, Flanagan stars alongside fellow comedians Julia ZemiroMarty Sheargold and Aaron Chen in a series that takes an affectionate look at life in a small suburban law firm specialising in wills and estates.

Flanagan said: “I’m thrilled that Fisk is going to be screened on ITVX. I grew up watching British comedies, I lived in London and worked on the incomparable UK comedy circuit for eight years alongside many of the current stars of UK comedy, watching and learning from the best, so hopefully I have a good understanding of the UK audience.

“And with Fisk, I feel like we’ve made a show that will really appeal to that audience; it’s understated, ticks along fast, the characters are realistic and relatable and most importantly, it will make you laugh,” she added.

Fisk also features guest appearances from renowned comedians including Glenn Robbins (Kath and Kim), Rob Sitch (Utopia), Denise Scott (Winners & Losers) and Broden Kelly (Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun).

Winning over critics and audiences alike, on the ABC network Fisk achieved a complete average audience for season one of close to two million and an overnight audience of over one million for the broadcast season two finale.

Fisk has already resonated globally too, with series one winning the award for Best Series (Comedies) at Series Mania France and the TBI Content Innovation Awards for Series Launch of the Year.

Sasha Breslau, ITV head of content acquisitions said: “At ITVX we are constantly expanding and evolving our comedy offering, and we are delighted to add Fisk to the collection.”

Karen Quinn, manager content Sales, ABC Commercial said: “Fisk is a highly successful, whip-smart Australian comedy, and we’re excited to be working with ITVX to share it with audiences in the UK.”

Fisk will premiere on ITVX on 10 August 2023.

Fisk is available in neutral Spanish and French and ABC Commercial holds worldwide distribution rights.

Top image: Kitty Flanagan

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