2023 Upfronts: ABC | TV Tonight

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  • New Comedy: Mom & Son reboot, Aunty Donna’s Espresso Cafe, Limbo.
  • New Drama: Bay of Fires, Home of Gods, The Messenger.
  • Returning: The Newsreader, Utopia, Warfare on Waste, Kitchen Cupboard, The ABC Of, Again in Time.
  • Leigh Gross sales to current Australian Story.
  • New Factual: Australia’s Wild Odyssey, Platypus Guardian, The Black Hand.
  • LGBTQI+: World Delight, Mardi Gras, Queerstralia.
  • Audio Description coming to iview.

Australia’s most acclaimed sitcom Mom & Son is getting a reboot in 2023 at ABC.

Denise Scott will play the ageing, fragile Maggie to son Arthur, now performed by Matt Okine. Reimagined by Okine in partnership with unique creator Geoffrey Atherden, the single-cam comedy additionally introduces a multicultural facet, with Arthur now from a migrant background.

Amongst the opposite new comedies in 2023 is a brand new season of Utopia and a brand new narrative comedy from the Aunty Donna troupe.

Drama favorite The Newsreader is again for its second season, to be joined by new Tasmanian drama Bay of Fires starring and co-produced by Marta Dusseldorp, Home of Gods by Osamah Sami from Ali’s Marriage ceremony, and The Messenger primarily based on a novel by Markus Zusak (The Ebook Thief).

Leigh Gross sales will return to current Australian Story, following within the footsteps of the legendary Caroline Jones, whereas Annabel Crabb fronts a brand new Kitchen Cupboard season and Again in Time for the Nook Store. Already confirmed, Q+A strikes again to Monday nights.

Sydney World Delight can also be trigger for celebration in 2023 with two weeks of highlights together with the Sydney Homosexual & Lesbian Mardi Gras and three half doco Queerstralia presentd by Zoe Coombs-Marr.

There are additionally new reveals for Tony Armstrong, Joel Creasey, Chas Licciardello and Anthony LaPaglia.

ABC Managing Director David Anderson says “In 2023 the ABC will carry to our audiences in all places extra of the good and compelling packages they love and depend on. No different community or streaming service options Australian tales and voices as a lot because the ABC, ABC iview and ABC Information.

“I’m additionally happy to announce that ABC content material can be accessible to much more Australians as we introduce audio description to ABC iview and proceed to seek out much more methods to attach with audiences.”

ABC Performing Director of Leisure and Specialist Jennifer Collins says, “In 2023 we’re proud to supply audiences, of all ages, reveals which are distinctive, thought scary and entertaining. As the one largest commissioner of Australian content material, working with the easiest creatives, the ABC in 23 will proceed to showcase a various vary of Australian tales that can delight our audiences throughout all our platforms, free and accessible to all Australians.”

TV Tonight has additionally spoken to Jennifer Collins who has supplied additional perception to a number of titles, quoted beneath.

Not returning in 2023 are Spicks & Specks and You Can’t Ask That whereas quite a few titles on ABC’s intensive slate are but to be determined.



Bay of Fires
Showcasing Tasmania’s rugged west coast, Bay of Fires, tells the story of Stella (Marta Dusseldorp), who’s unexpectedly dropped right into a small neighborhood along with her kids. Nevertheless it’s not the form of place they placed on postcards – it’s as an alternative rife with simmering feuds, crime and typically, homicide. An Archipelago Productions and Fremantle Australia manufacturing for the ABC. Main manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia in affiliation with the ABC and Display screen Tasmania, with help from VicScreen. Producers Marta Dusseldorp and Yvonne Collins. Government Producers Greg Sitch, Andrew Knight and Brett Popplewell. ABC Government Producers Sally Riley, Alex Baldwin and Louise Smith. Fremantle will distribute the collection internationally.

Jennifer Collins: “It’s quirky, it’s humorous, it’s contemporary, nice characters. Marta has completed an beautiful job. I believe this one goes to be a implausible co-viewing alternative for our audiences. It catches that lovely, rugged West Coast of Tasmania, so effectively. The casting and the storylines are implausible. It’s a bunch of misfits that every one ended up on this city collectively.”

Home of Gods
Created by Osamah Sami and Shahin Shafaei, Home of Gods is a story of religion, household, secrets and techniques and lies that takes audiences behind the partitions of an Imam’s household and the neighborhood he leads, exploring the non-public value of energy and ambition. Matchbox Photos manufacturing for the ABC. Main manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia in affiliation with the ABC. Financed with help from Display screen NSW with Common Worldwide Studios managing worldwide gross sales. Matchbox Photos is a part of Common Worldwide Studios, a division of Common Studio Group. Producers Sheila Jayadev, Bree-Anne Sykes. Government Producers Blake Ayshford, Debbie Lee. ABC Government Producer: Brett Sleigh.

JC: “Home of Gods is new territory for us, reflecting the cultural range of Australia. It’s co-created by Osamah Sami from Ali’s Marriage ceremony. It’s an genuine story in a neighborhood that we haven’t explored in any of our Dramas beforehand.”

The Messenger
Primarily based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel of the identical title, The Messenger, follows Ed Kennedy (William McKenna) – simply one other silly human, till in the future he isn’t. That day, he stops an armed theft and turns into an unintentional hero. The following day, he begins getting messages…4 taking part in playing cards – the ace of diamonds, golf equipment, spades and hearts. Every with their very own set of duties. Who’s sending them? And what the hell is a hopeless, cab-driving, man like Ed meant to do with them? Ed has been chosen to care. He stumbles this mysterious path, serving to and hurting, finishing the playing cards, till he involves see the true message has been for him. Being The Messenger has introduced Ed again to life. The collection stars Helpmann Award winner William McKenna (Nowhere Boys), alongside Australian icon Maggie Dence (Rake, Wonderland), Alexandra Jensen (Frayed, Wonderful Grace), Chris Alosio (Troppo) and actor, singer and songwriter Kartanya Maynard (Deadloch). A Lingo Photos manufacturing for the ABC. Main manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia in affiliation with the ABC. Financed with help from Display screen NSW and All3Media Worldwide is managing worldwide gross sales. Producers Jason Stephens and Elisa Argenzio. Government Producers Helen Bowden, Markus Zusak, Mika Zusak, Sarah Lambert and Daniel Nettheim. ABC Government Producers Rebecca Anderson and Sally Riley.

JC: “It’s a very younger forged and we’re going to like William McKenna and Kartanya Maynard. It’s about Ed who has delivered these taking part in playing cards, they usually’ve bought easy directions on them which he has to comply with -and they’re all acts of kindness. It’s a very nice, younger, eclectic forged… mysterious. Intriguing and actually robust high quality as you’d think about from Lingo Photos.”

Comedy & Leisure

Mom & Son
When his widowed mum, Maggie, units fireplace to the kitchen, just lately single Arthur Gbeme strikes again into the household house. As he tells it, he has “put his life on maintain” to look after his mum, however the reality is, there isn’t a lot to placed on maintain. A former nurse, Maggie was once a firebrand – a renegade. However because the loss of life of her husband, Maggie has been… just a little off. A daring re-imagining of the lengthy operating and massively profitable ABC comedy, Mom and Son is a present about ageing, migrant upbringing, altering household roles, and caring for somebody you’re keen on even once they’re driving you up the wall. Re-created by Matt Okine with collaborators, Sarah Walker, Tristram Baumber and the present’s unique creator, Geoffrey Atherden, Mom and Son is an 8 x 30 min comedy collection starring one in every of Australia’s most-loved comedians, Denise Scott as Maggie and Matt Okine as Arthur. With wealthy, heat characters that might be drawn proper from your personal household. Mom and Son gives hilarious, poignant, and completely relatable observations on fashionable household life. A Wood Horse manufacturing for the ABC. Main manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia in affiliation with the ABC. Financed with help from Display screen NSW. Produced by Jude Troy and Richard Finlayson. Affiliate Producer Alexandra Cameron. Government Producer / Creator / Author Matt Okine. ABC Government Producers: Todd Abbott and Louise Smith. Worldwide Gross sales: ABC Business.

JC: “Mom and Son holds a spot in our hearts. I believe it is a actually nice co-viewing alternative for folks to be watching with their kids. The older viewers are going to have that nostalgia of the unique Mom and Son, which has touched so many hearts, after which the youthful viewers will gravitate to this due to the beautiful Matt Okine who we all know attracts a youthful viewers. It’s a phenomenal present, about ageing and migrant upbringing, household roles and caring for family members. It’s nice that they’ve included Geoffrey Atherden, the unique creator.”

Aunty Donna’s Espresso Cafe
Starring Aunty Donna’s Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, and Zachary Ruane, the excessive octane and unpredictable collection follows the story of three finest mates operating a stylish cafe down one in every of Melbourne’s less-than-iconic laneways. A Haven’t You Accomplished Properly Productions manufacturing for ABC. Principal manufacturing funding from the ABC and Display screen Australia in affiliation with VicScreen. Director/producer Max Miller and author/government producers Sam Lingham, Broden Kelly, Mark Samual Bonanno, Thomas Armstrong and Zachary Ruane. Producer Nicole Minchin and government producer Georgia Mappin. ABC Government Producers Rachel Millar and Todd Abbott.

JC: “We all know that Aunty Donna and the workforce are superstars. Their comedy is correct off the wall. We all know youthful viewers love them. It’s actually nice that we’ve been in a position to give them alternatives up to now, and that we’re in a position to give them this chance to do their very own present.”

The six-part comedy explores the compelling and charmingly joke of finest buddies Charlie (Ryan Corr) and Nate (Bob Morley) as they’re confronted with how laborious it’s to let go of these we love – particularly once they’re taken too quickly. And once they come again to hang-out you. Actually. A Bunya Productions and Heiress Movies manufacturing for the ABC. Main manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia in affiliation with ABC. Financed with help from Display screen Queensland, with Display screen NSW. Directed by Trent O’Donnell and David Stubbs. Produced by Jennifer Cummins, David Jowsey, Angela Littlejohn and Greer Simpkin. ABC Government Producer Rebecca Anderson.

JC: “It’s a story comedy. A buddy piece, stunning, compelling and charming with Ryan Corr and Bob Morley. It’s a narrative about love, about letting go, grief, remorse and futures.”

Gold Diggers
A pair of renegade sisters are taking no prisoners and shaking up historical past as they seek for newly-rich, dumb husbands in 1850s Victoria. Extra data is TBA.

No Silly Questions (Working title)
How do I be part of the Illuminati? Do fish really feel ache? When can I make a citizen’s arrest? Are different animals ticklish? Is social media addictive? Ought to we be apprehensive about historical viruses being unlocked from melting permafrost? Is there a brand new present on the ABC in 2023 that lets the viewers ask questions like this? Is there a brand new present that can go and discover the solutions to those questions in an entertaining and thought scary style? There’s! Does this present have a reputation? Not but, let’s transfer on. Who’s on it? Chas Licciardello, Kirsten Drysdale, Lawrence Leung, Alex Lee, Cameron James and Louise Wall. A Mercury Scout manufacturing for the ABC. Government Producers Chas Licciardello and Martin Robertson. Administrators Stef Smith and Steve Kirkby. ABC Government Producer Frances O’Riordan.

JC: “It’s a group of comedians and journalists who will tackle questions. So it’s not a lot a studio panel present, however really within the area in a collection of segments. It’s nonetheless very a lot it’s early days for this present however it’s nice having Chas on the helm, with Kirsten Drysdale, Lawrence Leung, Cameron, James and Alex Lee.”

Factual & Tradition

Australia’s Wild Odyssey
Australia’s Wild Odyssey follows the stream of water throughout the Australian continent to uncover the unimaginable connections that hyperlink all creatures on earth: from ants, to eagles to us. Over three dynamic episodes, this wildlife collection units out on a journey throughout the driest continent on earth – following the rain, rivers and underground aquifers as they rework and join distant ecosystems. Every cease on the journey reveals a brand new piece of the ecological puzzle that connects organisms and ecosystems, making a planet excellent for us. Alongside passionate biologists and Conventional Homeowners, we reveal in superior element the shocking connections that permit life on earth to thrive. How can floods within the outback have an effect on mountain possums 1000kms away? How do dingoes change the form of desert sand dunes? How can a tiny crab assist maintain the earth’s ambiance steady? Every story brings a brand new understanding of the pure capabilities that energy our world life help methods, and the significance of preserving every bit of this advanced internet of life. This collection is an epic journey throughout Australia’s distinctive landscapes, and a love letter to the one planet we all know that sustains life. A Wild Pacific Media Manufacturing. Developed with the help of Display screen Australia. Financed in affiliation with Display screen NSW. Producers in affiliation with Arte France. Developed and Produced in affiliation with the ABC. Government Producers Electra Manikakis and Nick Robinson. Producers Peta Ayers, Nick Robinson, Electra Manikakis. ABC Supervisor, Documentaries Stephen Oliver.

Higher Date than By no means
Higher Date than By no means is a character-led, multi-part docuseries following a various group of single love seekers as they take an enormous step in anybody’s life – into the courting world. Every participant has a novel story, and a distinct motive for a later begin to their courting journey. However all of them share a standard purpose – to step out on their first date. With just a little assist from the producers, they launch right into a world they’ve at all times wished to discover, on a journey that takes them on the typically rocky highway to discovering love. Refreshingly actual, trustworthy and numerous, Higher Date than By no means is a warm-hearted collection exploring the world of courting and relationships, from the creators of Love on the Spectrum. A Northern Photos manufacturing for the ABC. Principal manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia in affiliation with the ABC. Affiliate Producers, Antonia Osili, Rachel O’Rourke, Melanie Sauer. Government Producers Karina Holden and Cian O’Clery. ABC Supervisor, Documentaries Stephen Oliver.

JC: “Higher Late than By no means comes from the award successful Worldwide Emmy award successful workforce that created Love on the Spectrum for us. It’s 6x30mins for Tuesday evenings. It’s courting however this time with a various group of affection seekers. It’s nice that we’re giving them a chance to seek out love and connection. For me, that is the antithesis of these courting reveals on business networks… heartwarming, genuine. It’s about actual love, actual connections with all the guts and humour of Love on the Spectrum. ”

The Black Hand
Anthony LaPaglia, delves again in time to discover an Australian Italian neighborhood’s battle in opposition to laborious occasions, excessive politics, looming struggle and the mafia of their midst. A private journey from Queensland cane nation to Calabria, Italy in search of solutions to a query confronted by all those that remake their lives in a brand new place what comes with us from the previous nation, what will we go away behind? WildBear Leisure manufacturing for the ABC. Principal manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia in affiliation with the ABC. Financed with help from Display screen NSW and Display screen Queensland. Producers Kate Pappas & Adam Grossetti, Government Producers Alan Erson, Michael Tear & Anthony LaPaglia. ABC Factual Supervisor Julie Hanna.

Dolphins: Is Our Love Too Deep?
Dolphins: Is Our Love Too Deep? is a ground-breaking, investigative, environmental movie that explores the influence people are having on wild dolphins by hand feeding tourism packages in Australia at Monkey Mia and Bunbury in Western Australia, and Moreton Bay and Tin Can Bay in Queensland. Hand feeding in a few of these areas has precipitated a litany of issues, excessive calf mortality, aggressive behaviour, and decreased survival charges within the wild. Nevertheless, that is solely the tip of the iceberg. There’s a thriller the place most of the feminine dolphins at Monkey Mia died within the final 5 years. We look at analysis in Australia from the world’s main marine scientists and the talk from marine biologists, environmental teams, conservation advocates, and governments who all have differing opinions on the difficulty. However one factor stays fixed, the feeding continues! The movie investigates and challenges our insatiable have to work together with wild dolphins, questioning how deep our love actually is, for these wonderful marine animals. Finally the movie uncovers the tenuous stability between our all-consuming want to get again to nature and the stark actuality, that we might be loving some dolphins to loss of life! A Sea Canine TV Worldwide Pty Ltd manufacturing. Principal manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia in affiliation with ABC. Financed with help from Screenwest. Native distribution by ABC. Worldwide gross sales by ABC Business. Producers Jodie De Barros and Leighton De Barros. Government Producer Leighton De Barros. ABC Supervisor, Documentaries Stephen Oliver.

First Weapons
Host Phil Breslin units out an action-packed journey throughout Australia, visiting Nation he meets weapon makers from Wadi Wadi lands to the Central Desert. From Adelaide to Tasmania and Menang Noongar nation. He learns by the inherent information how every weapon is sourced and crafted earlier than dealing with a crash course in fight. A celebration of workmanship, ingenuity, and bravado. Then Phil places himself and science to the take a look at… With the weapon makers, he meets our scientific specialists who reveal how First Nations peoples have mastered the rules of aerodynamics, flight dynamics, chemistry, biomechanics, and kinetic vitality for over millennia and nonetheless thrives immediately. However Phil’s journey is much from over… In a set of challenges, he unlocks the marvel of this extraordinary Aboriginal arsenal. How will Phil fare in dealing with one in every of Australia’s quickest bowlers with solely the Leangle and Parrying Protect for cover? Will essentially the most iconic First Weapon be victorious because the returning boomerang goes head-to-head with a drone at one in every of Australia’s best sporting stadiums? First Weapons is a tv first. A singular, revelatory, and galvanizing journey deep into Australia’s historical past, tradition and science. A celebration of the First Australians, their genius, their dynamism, and their daring. Blackfella Movies manufacturing for the ABC. Main manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia’s First Nations Division in affiliation with the ABC. Financed with help from Display screen Queensland. Producers Dena Curtis and Darren Dale. Government Producer Jacob Hickey. ABC Government Producer Kelrick Martin.

Nice Australian Stuff
Presenter Tony Armstrong unpacks the shocking, unusual, and typically darkish historical past behind our most iconic Aussie stuff. From the pioneering Boomerang hills hoist and Victa lawnmower, to One Day Cricket, Sherrin footballs and the standard meat pie. And naturally, a few of our most questionable style staples, together with speedos and stubbies. That includes Ben Legislation, Nazeem Hussain, Jenny Kee, Nornie Bero, Richard Glover and Jean Kittson to call a couple of, Tony digs deep into the ABC archives to uncover what makes one thing “nice” – what stuff we must always rejoice and what he can reveal in new lights. Wildbear Leisure Manufacturing for ABC. Financed with help from the ABC, Display screen Canberra, Nationwide Museum of Australia and in partnership with Nationwide Archives of Australia and ANU Australian Research Institute. Sequence Producer Mike Bluett, Government Producer Alan Erson. ABC Government Producer Leo Faber.

Realizing the Rating
Realizing the Rating is the up shut and private story of one in every of classical music’s impossible path blazers. Filmed over twenty years, Realizing The Rating charts the battle and rise of conductor Simone Younger. Born to a non musical household in a rustic distant from the key live performance halls of the world, Simone defies the chances and breaks down the obstacles within the male dominated world of classical music. Simone was the primary feminine conductor to look on stage on the world’s most famed Opera homes; Sydney Opera Home; Met New York Opera; and the Vienna Opera Home. These iconic opera homes had by no means earlier than seen ladies conductors earlier than Simone Younger graced the stage. An outspoken perfectionist on the prime of her recreation, the movie follows Simone as she prepares for a very powerful live performance of her life on house soil. Realizing the Rating is an interesting, luscious music documentary revealing two key themes; the lengthy battle for gender parity within the excessive artwork of classical music and the heart-breaking battle for artists to be valued in occasions of disaster, or typically even in any respect. A Serendipity Productions manufacturing. Principal manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia in affiliation with ABC and Display screen NSW. Financed with help from philanthropy by way of Documentary Australia Basis. Producer Margie Bryant. Government Producers Cate Blanchett, Georgie Black, Mitzi Goldman, Jonathan Web page. ABC Supervisor Factual Julie Hanna.

New Leash on Life
Psychological well being points and loneliness in Australia are on the rise and so are canine on loss of life row. Joel Creasey has an answer: a mutual rescue. New Leash On Life is a feel-good, household pleasant documentary collection with our love of canine at it’s core. In every episode, Joel meets an Australian in want of unconditional love from a canine, then works with canine behaviourist Laura Vissaritis to rescue an appropriate undesirable canine on loss of life row, guiding them with behavioural modifications, earlier than introducing them each and reworking two lives directly. The collection will confront head on the tradition of canine possession – good and unhealthy – that has developed in Australia and maintain up a mirror to us all, forcing us to contemplate how our lives intersect with our canine and the way we form one another’s worlds. An Artemis manufacturing. Financed with the help of ABC and Screenwest. Sequence Producer Hannah Pocock. Government Producers Celia Tait and Nia Pericles. ABC Government Producer Leo Faber.

Ningaloo Nyinggulu *
Celebrated creator Tim Winton takes us on a lyrical and passionate exploration of Ningaloo, on Australia’s North West Cape – a haven for distinctive and endangered species and one of many final pristine suite of ecosystems on the planet. A distant and ‘residing ark’ of biodiversity the place the forces of nature are nonetheless essentially the most highly effective shaping affect. Ningaloo has been a long-time inspiration for Tim’s life and his work, and on this very private journey he seeks to study extra about how this distinctive place got here to be, how its native and world connections mix to create such a uncommon island of biodiversity in addition to what such a spot would possibly inform us about our future. For Tim, it’s a spot that enriches humanity – and his exploration of it’s going to astonish, encourage, and delight. An Artemis Media Manufacturing in affiliation with Matter of Factual with main manufacturing funding from Screenwest, Lotterywest and the Western Australia Display screen Fund in affiliation with Display screen Australia. Financed with help from the ABC and Love Nature. Author Tim Winton. Director/Co-producer/Co-writer Peter Rees. Line Producer Karen Williams. Government Producer Celia Tait. ABC Supervisor, Documentaries Stephen Oliver.

Platypus Guardian
Pete Walsh is a Hobart native who enjoys the out of doors life. That life, nonetheless, is turned the wrong way up when his well being takes a flip for the more severe. As he contemplates his future Pete finds solace alongside the banks of the picturesque Hobart rivulet. Right here Pete ‘meets’ a platypus he names Zoom, after the way in which she appears to zoom over to him at any time when he sits quietly by the water. Pete helps Zoom untangle from a plastic band. For Pete the convergence of his medical situation and his encounters with this cheeky feminine platypus, results in an epiphany. Instantly he’s overwhelmed with a profound inspiration to present again, to save lots of what city habitat the platypuses have left and finally save them too. A WildBear Leisure Manufacturing. Government Producer: Chadden Hunter, Director/Producer: Nick Hayward, Producer: Fraser Johnston. ABC Government Producer: Leo Faber.

Whiteley on Trial *
Whiteley on Trial (In Movies) interrogates the largest case of alleged artwork fraud in Australian historical past. When Melbourne seller Peter Gant and conservator Aman Siddique discover themselves accused of forging and promoting three work as genuine works of recent artwork royal Brett Whiteley, the pair are convicted by a jury in what at first seems to be an open and shut case. However with the decide himself rendering the decision ‘unsafe,’ the conviction is shortly overturned on enchantment, leaving artwork observers in disbelief. By interviewing key gamers within the trial and with entry to unique case supplies, this two-part collection follows the charming twists and turns of a monumental saga, asking what value our cultural heritage paid within the course of. An In Movies manufacturing for the ABC, developed with help from the Display screen NSW Slate Growth Fund with manufacturing funding from Display screen NSW and financed with help from the ABC. Director Yaara Bou Melhem. Producer Ivan O’Mahoney. Affiliate Producer Georgia Quinn. Government Producers: Ivan O’Mahoney & Nial Fulton. ABC Government Kalita Corrigan.


Sydney WorldPride
WorldPride is a worldwide Delight celebration and Sydney will host the celebrations in 2023, marking the primary time a metropolis within the southern hemisphere has been chosen. The ABC is proud to be the published accomplice for the thrilling lineup of once-in-a-lifetime occasions. We’re set to carry audiences all of the loudest, proudest and most essential discussions round LGBTQIA+ rights and points each right here in Australia, South East Asia and the remainder of the world. Anticipate an enormous two weeks of celebration, essential conversations, celebration and protest. An ABC Manufacturing. Supervisor Occasions & Content material Partnerships Janet Gaeta. Senior Producer, Occasions & Content material Partnerships Rebecca Annetts.

JC: “That is going to be an actual spotlight for Australia. World Delight is the primary time within the southern hemisphere, and it will likely be two weeks of occasions. So there’ll be additional bulletins with Mardi Gras as one of many key occasions.”

Sydney Homosexual & Lesbian Mardi Gras
Watch the stay broadcast of the forty fifth annual Mardi Gras parade, unique on the ABC. As part of Sydney WorldPride, the parade is again on Oxford Road larger and higher than ever. With 240 floats and the largest worldwide presence the parade has ever seen, the ABC will ship full protection of many crowd favourites plus heaps of recent and thrilling float members. The parade will hit the streets and screens on Saturday, February 25. An ABC Manufacturing. Supervisor Occasions & Content material Partnerships Janet Gaeta. Government Producer, Occasions Nikita Agzarian.

From Cook dinner to convicts to the ANZACS – most of us who’ve sat by main college suppose we kinda know Australian historical past. However there’s one other, hidden historical past – one in every of homosexual diggers, lesbian convict gangs, trans entrepreneurs and cross-dressing bushrangers. Heck, Colonial Australia was basically based on homophobia. In 1787, Captain Arthur Phillip wrote that within the new colony “there are two crimes that may advantage the sentence of loss of life; homicide and sodomy.” Criminalised and pathologised, residing with the fixed menace of persecution and worse, Queers have lengthy recognized it is sensible to remain out of the highlight. And consequently, LGBTQI+ histories have stayed hidden. Which means for Queer individuals, searching for our predecessors is a difficult course of. Our tales exist within the margins, and we have now to learn between the traces of the official texts to seek out proof of our existence. Queerstralia, a landmark documentary collection hosted by award-winning comic Zoë Coombs Marr, units out to redress this imbalance. It’ll wipe away the straightwashing and look into the untold and albeit FASCINATING Queer historical past of Australia. So trim your nails and roll up your sleeves, as a result of we’re going far deeper than sequins and Priscilla. A Guesswork Tv manufacturing offered by Display screen Australia and the ABC in affiliation with VicScreen. Principal Manufacturing Funding from Display screen Australia. Produced with the help of VicScreen. Created, written and hosted by Zoë Coombs-Marr. Sequence Producer Plum Stubbings, Government Producer Jon Casimir. ABC Supervisor Factual Julie Hanna.

JC: “It’s going to be a landmark documentary collection, three components with the fascinating queer historical past of Australia, and it’s a type of tasks that you simply suppose ‘Why hasn’t this been completed earlier than?’ Zoe can be be presenting this in her personal in inimitable type.  It’s a very revealing entertaining, collection of interviews… numerous archives.”



The Newsreader
The Newsreader season two travels from election night time 1987, by the shocks of the Hoddle Road shootings and the Inventory Market Crash, the complexity of the heroin disaster, in the direction of the protest and pageantry of the 1988 Bicentenary. As a nation grapples with its identification, its previous and future, Helen (Anna Torv) and Dale (Sam Reid) attain a crossroads, and should choose who they need to be, to one another, and to the world. A Werner Movies Manufacturing for the ABC. Main manufacturing funding from the ABC and financed with help from VicScreen. Worldwide distribution is managed by Leisure One (eOne). Created by Michael Lucas. Directed by Emma Freeman. Produced by Lucas and Joanna Werner. Government Producers Werner, Stuart Menzies and Emma Freeman. ABC Government Producers Brett Sleigh and Sally Riley.

JC: “Set within the late 80s it has an incredible forged as you recognize, nice writing, nice manufacturing workforce. The Newsreader did so effectively for us so we’re so enthusiastic about having collection two and it’ll not disappoint viewers. Sequence Two is, in my opinion, stronger than collection one. It’s simply going to be a experience!”

Comedy & Leisure

Set contained in the workplaces of the “Nation Constructing Authority”, a federalgovernment organisation liable for overseeing main infrastructure tasks, Utopia explores that second when paperwork and grand goals collide. It’s a tribute to these political leaders who’ve one way or the other managed to take a long-term imaginative and prescient and use it for short-term acquire. A Working Canine Manufacturing, in affiliation with ABC TV. Written and produced by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch. Government Producer Michael Hirsh. Authentic Casting Jane Kennedy. Directed by Rob Sitch. ABC Commissioning Editor Brett Sleigh.

JC: “All of the forged are again! Utopia‘s again! The Nation Constructing Authority is again.! We’re very excited to have this on our slate for 2023.”

Factual & Cultural

Again in Time for the Nook Store *
Again in Time for the Nook Store seems at how Australian society has modified by the lens of the nook store. Annabel Crabb will as soon as once more be available to assist Carol and Peter Ferrone, and their kids Julian, Sienna and Olivia, study the highs and lows of being shopkeepers by 150 years of Australian historical past. The Australian nook store was an establishment for tens of millions of Australians. Greater than a easy store, it was the centre level of a neighbourhood, supplying important each day wants and engaging treats. Over the a long time the function of the nook store has developed from a neighborhood hub and the primary supplier of groceries to the seize and go chain shops we all know immediately. And the Ferrone’s will expertise all of it, beginning in an 1850s store, all the way in which to the Nineteen Nineties. Produced by Warner Bros. Worldwide Tv Manufacturing for the ABC. Warner Bros. Head of Leisure Caroline Swift. Warner Bros. Supervising Government Producer Nicole Rogers. Government Producer Clare Tub. ABC Factual Supervisor Julie Hanna, ABC Government Producer Madeleine Hawcroft.

Designing a Legacy
In Designing A Legacy (S2), comic and structure tragic Tim Ross travels round Australia to see buildings and meet those who assist reveal a brand new story of what it means to be Australian, hidden within the structure round us. If buildings form our lives, he asks, can the story of what it means to be Australian be advised by our buildings? And in that case, is that this the story we anticipate? From beautiful non-public properties to varsities and surf golf equipment, motels and mosques, Tim reveals us some constructions that reveal a brand new story of Australia. He explores how well-designed buildings can go away a legacy of respect, for those that use them, for the environment, and for the traditional historical past of our land. They’ll create neighborhood, forge frequent identification and provide, in troublesome occasions, a lot wanted visions for our future. A SAM Content material and Modernister Movies manufacturing in affiliation with ABC. Principal manufacturing funding from Display screen Australia and manufacturing funding from Display screen NSW. Author/host/Government Producer Tim Ross. Producer Aline Jacques. Government Producer Sally Aitken. Co-writer/Director Chris Eley. ABC Government Producer Madeleine Hawcroft.

Kitchen Cupboard
Kitchen Cupboard is again! In 2023, Annabel Crabb can be cooking and consuming with a few of the new Parliament’s most fascinating and highly effective figures, hailing from throughout the political spectrum. The premise of the present is straightforward. Annabel visits the house of a outstanding politician; they cook dinner their favorite meal and Annabel brings dessert. Alongside the way in which, they’ve the sorts of conversations which are by no means ordinarily attainable within the frenetic tempo of the each day information cycle. What makes these people select politics? What would they offer something to defend? How are they dicing onions? It’s wonderful what you’ll be able to cowl in a half hour of Kitchen Cupboard, which in its first six collection elicited tears, laughter and confidences out of politicians from the Lodge to the backbench. With an entire new crop of politicians within the parliament because the final collection in 2016, it’s time to go again to the kitchen. Kitchen Cupboard is an ABC Manufacturing. Author/Presenter: Annabel Crabb, Government Producer: Madeleine Hawcroft, Director: Stamatia Maroupas.

Take 5 with Zan Rowe
You may study lots about somebody from their mixtape. What in the event you requested extraordinary individuals to share 5 songs that made them who they’re immediately? Take 5 with Zan Rowe is again by in style demand for a second collection! What started as a section on Zan’s a lot liked radio present 15 years in the past, developed into the award-winning podcast and a success 5-part ABC TV collection. By means of their track decisions every visitor takes us deep into the moments that formed them. The outcomes are intimate, revelation fuelled conversations that forged the individuals you recognize in an entire new mild.. In 2023 Let’s Take 5! An ABC Manufacturing. Sequence Producer Josh Schmidt, Government Producer Nikita Agzarian, Double J Content material Director Ryan Egan, Government Producer Arts Kalita Corrigan

The ABC Of
Returning in 2023, The ABC Of is an interview collection that brings outstanding Australians head to head with their earlier selves. Every episode is constructed round a one-on-one dialog with host Davd Wenham, with questions impressed by the content material of the video clips, all of that are drawn from the huge ABC archives. Earlier than they sit down, the visitors are unaware of the clips which have been chosen. And these video recollections typically journey previous the alternatives you’d anticipate, the plain markers of the visitor’s CV, wending their approach down pleasant and shocking paths to footage that has not seen the sunshine of day for many years. Steering every interview is David Wenham, a globally profitable movie and TV actor whose personal ABC profession dates again to early Nineteen Nineties packages resembling Simone De Beauvoir’s Infants, Come In Spinner, Police Rescue and G.P. in addition to newer collection The Code and Les Norton. And no, we’re not forgetting his flip as Diver Dan in SeaChange. At its core, The ABC Of is about how we alter and the way the world adjustments round us. It’s who we had been and who we’ve develop into. It’s time journey with out the price and with out the jet lag. A Guesswork Tv Manufacturing in affiliation with the Australian Broadcasting Company. Government Producers: Jon Casimir and Jo Lengthy. ABC Commissioning Editor Julie Hanna

Warfare on Waste
In Warfare on Waste (S3) we’ll put the important problem of waste again on the agenda and spotlight the connection between waste and local weather change. On the helm, passionate planet advocate and prankster Craig Reucassel will take a look at the mindset change we have to repair the issues. He’ll champion our waste heroes and maintain the villains to account, and set new challenges for companies, councils and communities. Alongside new giant scale public installations to point out the surprising influence of our shopper habits. the collection will conscript total communities as a part of a nationwide plastic audit to vividly spotlight the issues lurking in our personal properties. A Lune Media manufacturing for ABC. Main manufacturing funding from the ABC and Display screen Australia. Financed with help from Display screen NSW. Sequence Producers Jodi Boylan, David Galloway and Leonie Lowe. ABC Supervisor, Documentaries Stephen Oliver


Artwork Works
Again Roads
Gardening Australia
Gruen S15
Exhausting Quiz S8
Melbourne Worldwide Comedy Pageant
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering S9


Australian Story
Well-liked ABC host Leigh Gross sales returns to your screens in 2023 to hitch the Australian Story workforce as its new presenter. For less than the second time in this system’s 26-year historical past, Leigh will comply with within the footsteps of the late Caroline Jones as anchor to inform compelling tales about actual those who illuminate, entertain and encourage. Australian Story returns in 2023 on February 27. An ABC NEWS manufacturing. Government Producers: Caitlin Shea and Rebecca Latham.

China Tonight
International Correspondent
4 Corners
India Now!
Media Watch
Information Breakfast
Planet America
The Drum


Australian of the Yr
Australia Day Dwell Live performance
New Yr’s Eve Celebrations


(Some reveals are TBA):

Spicks & Specks
You Can’t Ask That
Sammy J
Previous Individuals’s House for Youngsters
Thriller Street: Origin
Summer time Love
Mad as Hell (concluded in 2022)
Tales from Oz *
Folau *
Query All the pieces
Tomorrow Tonight
Win the Week
Movin’ to the Nation

* beforehand introduced for 2022

A separate put up will comply with with ABC Youngsters’s titles.


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