Fenech: Brain behind Housos
SBS has commissioned another series of nine episodes of Paul Fenech’s politically incorrect comedy Housos.
Production of the new series – set in a fictional housing commission block in Sunnyvale – starts in Sydney’s western suburbs on Monday.
The cast includes Encore columnist Jason ‘Jabba’ Davis, Habib Tahir, Melissa Tkautz, Amanda Keller and Angry Anderson. Narrator Ian Turpie passed away in March this year.
Since it first aired on SBS, Fenech has also shot a Housos feature film.
Tony Iffland, SBS’s director of television and online content, said: “Housos became hugely successful with its tongue-in-cheek humour. The new season will continue our commitment to commissioning and supporting Australian content and talent. We are delighted to be working with Paul again on a second series.
Fenech – best known for Fat Pizza – said: “The new season of Housos gives fans the chance to unite and get in touch with their inner-bogan. Whether you have to beg, borrow or literally steal a TV set to watch it, we have enough surprises to make it worth your while.”
The first series of the unashamedly unsophisticated show was SBS’ best performing in its timeslot. The show gained notoriety before it even aired after Nine’s A Current Affair mistook it for a documentary.