Aussie comic Chris Lilley’s got a new Netflix show with six new characters — and we’ve got a release date and a trailer for the lunatic’s “Lunatics.”
“Lunatics” is a 10-part comedy series presented as a documentary with the characters played by writer/creator Lilley (“Summer Heights High”).
The documentary examines the lives of six extraordinary individuals and explores the idea that people are not what they seem at first. Through documentary-style interviews, self-recorded footage and fly-on-the-wall footage, the six intriguing subjects are observed over a period of months.
Their stories unfold with hilarious results, per Netflix’s logline. As eccentric and odd as they all are, they are scarily recognizable types and they teach us that it’s okay to just be you.
Watch the trailer above. “Lunatics” premieres on April 19.
Below are Lilley’s new crop of characters:
Keith, a fashion retail veteran embarking on a new business venture who struggles with objective sexuality issues and his deep love for a cash register.
Becky, an extraordinarily tall University freshman embarking on life in an American college with her twin sister and dealing with social issues and life with massive legs.
Gavin, a confronting young boy and future earl of an English country estate dealing with the pressures of his future and trying to be a kid.
Jana, a lesbian Pet Psychic to the Stars who from her South African home base struggles with an unrequited love for her personal assistant.
Quentin, an incompetent real estate agent about to inherit a family business who dreams of being a world renowned DJ and street artist.
Joyce, an eccentric elderly ex-porn star and hoarder who is now a recluse who obsessively collects things while facing an impending eviction.