Production starts on new ABC2 comedy series from Bondi Hipster creators

Shooting has commenced on Soul Mates a new comedy skit series by the writers behind the Bondi Hipsters for ABC2.

New series will feature the Bondi Hipsters in a range of historical sketch settings. Image: ABC2

New series will feature the Bondi Hipsters in a range of historical sketch settings. Image: ABC2

The series will contain six 30 minute episodes produced by Chloe Rickard and will air later in 2014 an announcement from ABC2 revealed today.

The series is the creation of Christiaan and Connor Van Vuuren and Nick Boshier who rose to prominence with their YouTube sketches as the Bondi Hipsters, Beached Az and The Fully Sick Rapper.

Described by ABC2 as a “crazed bromance” Soul Mates features the Bondi Hipster trio in a series of historical period settings right through to present day. From cave men to Kiwi assassins in 1981 through to an appearance as the Bondi Hipsters.

Speaking in character Bondi Hipster Adrian Archer (Nick) said: “Frahnkly, I’m stoked to be working with the ABC on Soul Mates. After this latest budget, the ABC is becoming more and more underground.”

Bondi Hipster Dom Nader (Christiaan) added:”Only dickheads would watch that… Seriously, who gives a shit about past lives anyway?… People like to think they were something cool like a Cleopatra or a Viking or some shit, but the truth is, if you’re just some dickhead now, you were probably always just some dickhead.”

Getting into the comedic spirit ABC TV’s Head of Comedy, Rick Kalowski said:“The ABC deeply regrets ruining the Bondi Hipsters’ cred by putting them on primetime television, and respects their choice to only watch the show on a Super 8 Projector in a warehouse in Chippendale”.

The Bondi Hipsters. Image ABC2

The Bondi Hipsters. Image ABC2

The last comedy sketch show outing on ABC1 – The Elegant gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting failed to get far past 300,000 viewers when aired, but performed well on YouTube attracting millions of views from around the globe.

The clip was posted without the show’s creator’s permission or knowledge yet the result was a pleasing surprise according to producer Jason Burows.

“It was sent at 10.30 at night and it said the clip had 600,000 views,” Burrows says. “By the time I read it at 7am, it had 1.4 million views,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald last year.


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