It’s Official! Ja’mie King: Private School Girl

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Remember a few posts back when I mentioned I had heard that Chris Lilley had been spied doing some filming as Ja’mie King?  Well…..Ja’mie is back!  The overtly confident, butter wouldn’t melt, former part-time lesbian school girl has been confirmed as the star in Chris Lilley’s new show titled Ja’mie: Private School Girl!

Easily one of Lilley’s more popular characters (and a favorite of mine), Ja’mie was first seen in We Can be Heroes; Finding The Australian Of The Year where King was a nominee and followed her events leading up-to and during the competition.  She returned in Lilley’s second outing, Summer Heights High where Ja’mie takes part in a student exchange program with a local public school.

Ja’mie: Private School Girl will follow the popular teenager in her final year of school, this time, back at fictional Hillford Girls Grammar School.  As well as experiencing some “life-changing events”, the show is said to document Ja’mie as she takes to social media with a vengeance including Instagram, Twitter and Skype.

Says Lilley “I find teenage girls endlessly funny, so being able to write for and play the meanest bitch in school has been so fun, I can’t wait to show everyone what Ja’mie’s been up to.”While we will see Ja’mie prance and bitch her way about school on the ABC network, the show will also be shown on HBO in America and on BBC Three in the UK.  “Ja’mie King is easily one of the most cunning characters in a school uniform we’ve ever seen,” said ABC1’s Brendan Dahill.

While it doesn’t reveal much, you can check out the teaser trailer below, followed by some of Ja’mie’s best moments from previous shows.

Many fans (including myself) are also hoping to catch a glimpse of another popular character – drama school teacher Greg Gregson or Mr.G as he would like to be known.

Ja’mie King: Private School Girl is set to air on the ABC network later this year!

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Showcase Picks up Orange Is The New Black

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Orange is the new Black

I’ve talked about my love for this show, which aired earlier this year in the US on Netflix, and now, those with access to Showcase via Foxtel will soon have the chance to watch this great show!

Orange Is The New Black follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Shilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal jail. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade

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her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) , for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes about herself and the world at large.

As she struggles to adjust to her new reality, she finds unexpected laughter, tears, conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric and outspoken group of inmates.

Orange Is The New Black  will première, Wednesday October 9 at 8.30pm on Showcase.