Popular YouTube series Superwog to debut on TV in October

• This is ABC’s first YouTube series collaboration

A series from the creators of the popular Australian YouTube channel Superwog will premiere on YouTube and also on ABC Comedy in October 2018.

The show will make its debut on the video-sharing platform on October 7 at 6pm. Then the first episode of Superwog will screen on ABC Comedy and iview on October 9 at 9.30pm.

This is ABC Comedy’s first original scripted series and the public broadcaster’s first YouTube series collaboration.

Superwog was created and written by brothers Theodore and Nathan Saidden, who will also been seen acting in the show. The six-part series continues on from the hugely successful The Superwog pilot, which was the highest trending YouTube video in Australia last year, with in excess of 3.7 million views (90% Australian based).

The Superwog series will follow the highly dysfunctional Superwog family as they struggle to navigate life in Australian suburbia. Superwog (Theodore Saidden) is a teen enrolled in a prestigious private school and obsessed with girls and fast food. His misadventures with best friend Johnny (Nathan Saidden) often cause Superwog’s emotionally primitive, highly strung father (again Nathan Saidden) extreme stress as he battles to keep his delusional but fiercely loyal wife (again Theodore Saidden) happy.

The show has been produced by Superwog and Princess Pictures for YouTube and the ABC with principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with the public broadcaster, and financed with support from Film Victoria and YouTube Series.

Theodore Saidden is the director of the program. Executive producers on the show are Emma Fitzsimons and Elia Eliades, along with ABC’s Rick Kalowski and Lauren Merolli.

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