Ambience Entertainment, Air Pig Productions and Telegael announced today that the popular children’s comedy series, Drop Dead Weird has been recommissioned for a second series.
It has been described as “Good fun” (The Sydney Morning Herald) and “a very funny television treat which could well become cult viewing” (Galway Advertiser).
Drop Dead Weird is a 26-part rollicking out of the box comedy series for children and families. Set in Tubbershandy, an isolated seaside village in Ireland, the series explores the adventures of the Champ clan, an Australian family who moves to Tubbershandy to help their eccentric Grandfather bring new life to the family’s struggling B&B. The three Aussie kids Lulu, Bruce and Frankie don’t only have to deal with the usual trials, embarrassments and #dramas of fitting into a new town, they also have to make sure that the locals don’t find out their parents have been transformed into zombies. Yes, ZOMBIES.
Each episode in Series 2 has a heightened level of chaotic hilarious humour and angst. With teenage crushes to worry about, social media profiles to manage, homework to do, a B&B full of zany characters to run and a cure for zombiism to discover, life in Tubbershandy can get pretty tough, but it’s never dull.
Created by Sally Browning and Dean Cropp, the series will continue to star the same protagonists who captured the audience’s attention in Series 1: Lulu Champ (Sofia Nolan), Bruce Champ (Jack Riley), Frankie Champ (Adele Cosentino), Maggie Champ (Amanda Bishop), Fergus Champ (David Collins), Bernadette Shanahan (Pauline McLynn), Grandad (Maeliosa Stafford), Dermot Shanahan (David Rawle) and Aisling (Lucy Maher).
Executive Producer, Monica O’Brien has stated “We are thrilled to have this fantastic cast back together for a second series, which is going to be even more drop dead weird than the first.”
Drop Dead Weird Series 2 began in Ireland this week, the 25th of June and is followed by a 6-week production in Australia.
Series 2 is set to launch in 2019 on the Seven Network and RTE Ireland. Distributed by Studio100 the Series is also continuing to expand into international markets with Series 1 currently airing on CITV every Saturday and Sunday at 7:55am.
Visit the offical Drop Dead Weird social pages to stay up to date with the latest announcements:
Facebook | HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DROPDEADWEIRD/
Instagram | HTTPS://WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/DROPDEADWEIRDTV/
For more information, please contact:
Monica O’Brien | MONICA.OBRIEN@AMBIENCEENTERTAINMENT.COM | +61 412 414 044
Sally Browning | SALLY@AIRPIGPRODUCTIONS.COM.AU |+61 411 266 213
Paul Cummins | PAUL@TELEGAEL.COM |+353 91 558600