Premiering Wednesday 7th February at 9pm on ABC and ABC iview, is the delightful new comedy series SQUINTERS, created by the team at Jungle Entertainment (No Activity, The Moodys and the forthcoming Sando).
Over its six episodes Squinters celebrates the great Aussie ritual that is the everyday work commute.
Featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast including beloved performer/composer Tim Minchin, Academy-Award nominee Jacki Weaver, Mandy McElhinney, Miranda Tapsell, Damon Herriman, Sam Simmons, Andrea Demetriades, Wayne Blair, Justin Rosniak, Christiaan Van Vuuren, and Jenna Owen, along with young comic talents Susie Youssef (Rosehaven), Rose Matafeo (NZ’s Funny Girls), Steen Raskopoulos (BBC’s Top Coppers) and YouTube sensation John Luc (aka ‘MyChonny’), as well as the UK’s Nyasha Hatendi (Hulu’s Casual).
Squinters tracks the trials and tribulations of five carloads of travelers in peak hour morning transit and again on their drive home to find out how the workday turned out.
Our commuters include: a dispatch driver hoping to win the woman of his dreams by carpooling with her to work; a single mum keen to avoid her teen daughter making the same mistakes in love, while juggling a new romance of her own; a clueless ex-school bully hitching a ride with the guy he tormented; best girlfriends whose friendship is tested when one becomes the other’s unlikely boss; and a middle-aged man grappling with a flighty boyfriend, a possible redundancy and a recalcitrant dog.
Production Credits: A Jungle Production for the ABC with production investment funding from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW. Created by Trent O’Donnell and Adam Zwar. Producer Chloe Rickard. Executive Producer Jason Burrows. ABC Executive Producers Andrew Gregory and Rick Kalowski.