Trailer For Chris Lilley’s New Show Has Dropped And It Comes On Netflix Next Week

Chris Lilley has been enshrined in Aussie pop culture as a bit of a legend.

Disregarding some of his later series like Angry Boys and Jonah From Tonga, his shows Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes are bloody incredible.

But it looks like his newest TV series, Lunatics, will be his best yet. Netflix has dropped the trailer for the series and it's incredible.

In the past we've seen Lilley take on a private school girl, a rapper, a prison officer, a school teacher and many other identities.

In Lunatics we'll see him as a pet psychologist to the stars, a real estate entrepreneur with a big bum, a cutting edge fashion designer, a budding museum owner, an arts and crafts influencer, and the future Earl of Gayhurst.

The official synopsis reads: "Lunatics: the story of six characters coming to terms with themselves and the world around them - be it a haunting past or a pressurising future, finding love or chasing dreams. Starring Chris Lilley, Chris Lilley, Chris Lilley, Chris Lilley, Chris Lilley, and Chris Lilley."

And the best news is that it premieres on Netflix next bloody week on April 19.

People who have seen the trailer have been absolutely blown away.

"When you were least expecting it, Chris comes back WITH A BANG!" wrote one person.

There will be a lot of pressure to deliver the gold after producing mixed performances over the years.

Jonah from Tonga fell flat for a variety of reasons, but racism was a clear issue with most critics.

The SHH spin-off for Jonah was condemned by a swath of organisations representing minorities, including the NAACP, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the American Indians in Film/TV, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities and The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition.

Morgan Godfery's review in the Guardian said: "No matter how worthy the satire, Jonah's brownface is never neutral. No matter how funny Ja'mie can be, it is still a white bloke acting out problems he's never had.

"Is it really necessary to dress in brownface to make the point that "the Island boys", to quote one of Jonah's teachers, have a hard time at school?

"The danger here is that instead of critiquing stereotypes, his character risks re-inscribing them. When high schoolers tell their teacher to 'puck off', are they critiquing 'Island' stereotypes or indulging in something that's only acceptable when impersonating a brown body?"

Lunatics premieres on Netflix on April 19.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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