ABC TV Australia has today confirmed that Chris Lilley’s Summer Heights High creation Jonah Takalua is set to return to screens in his very own show in 2014.
The last time the 14-year-old schoolboy was seen, he was expelled from the concrete playgrounds of Summer Heights High with his father, Rocky Takalua, sending him back to his homeland of Tonga to live with his uncle and their family to help get Jonah’s life back on track.
The new series, produced by creator, writer and star Chris Lilley sees Jonah in the midst of island life and experiencing the familiar frustrations of a bored teenage delinquent.
The program is the second spin-off from the acclaimed Summer Heights High series, following Ja’mie: Private School Girl, which is just finishing its run in Australia.
The new series, titled Jonah From Tonga, is set to be shown on BBC Three in the UK, with the likelihood of HBO picking up the rights for the US.