Attention “Summer Heights High” devotees: another one of your top three favorite characters from Chris Lilley‘s legendary comedy series is getting their own spinoff. First prissy overachiever Ja’mie King got “Ja’mie: Private School Girl,” airing now on HBO, and now rebellious Australian-Tongan teen Jonah Takalua will have his own show.
Australian comedian Lilley confirmed a BBC report that the new series will air next year, tweeting, “YES it’s true. JONAH is back in 2014.” He’d hinted at the possibility in a Reddit AMA over the weekend.
The show will air on ABC TV in Australia and BBC Three in the U.K. According to the BBC announcement, the Jonah show will follow the troubled teen as he’s sent back to Tonga to live with his uncle and get his life back on track. “The new series … sees Jonah in the midst of island life and experiencing the familiar frustrations of a bored teenage delinquent.”
HBO has not yet responded to Zap2it‘s request for comment, but the network has been the U.S. home to Lilley’s other shows, including “Ja’mie: Private School Girl,” “Angry Boys,” and “Summer Heights High.”
In celebration, let’s all watch this compilation of Jonah’s best scenes: