ABC (AU) is yet to renew Black Comedy for series 3


The release date for Black Comedy series 3 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Black Comedy Series 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. ABC (AU) is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Series info and cast

Black Comedy is an Australian sketch comedy television series that originally premiered on ABC AU on November, 5, 2014. It is produced by Scarlett Pictures, directed by Beck Cole, Craig Anderson and Erica Glynn and executive produced by Sally Riley. The second series has aired on February 3, 2016.

A diverse mix of physical, observational and historical sketches and parodies of various media, Black Comedy features a quick-paced look at Australian culture from the Indigenous Australians` viewpoint. The series stars Jon Bell, Aaron Fa`aoso, Nakkiah Lui, Steven Oliver, Bjorn Stewart, Elizabeth Wymarra, Adam Briggs and Ian Zaro. Celebrity cameos are also a recurring part of the series format.

Ratings, series` relevance and chances of renewal

Black Comedy viewership has been steady at about 0.3 million per episode in Australia. The current series has premiered to 0.58 million viewers, subsequently slipping to just above the 0.3 million that was typical for the freshman run of Black Comedy. This courageous and hilarious foray into race relations issues in modern Australia is reviewed as “proudly, defiantly and unapologetically black”. Some of the sketches are in Aboriginal English, featured without subtitles, certain jokes are certainly lost on non-Indigenous viewers, many characters are highly relatable only to those who are a part of Indigenous communities, so the series is basically the first to fully represent the Indigenous community honestly and visibly. There is most certainly potential in this poignant show, and a renewal should be in place for Black Comedy.

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