‘Jonah From Tonga’ Series Premiere Date Announced by HBO

Australian comedian Chris Lilley is resurrecting another one of his famed Summer Heights High characters for their own series in Jonah From Tonga. The six-episode comedy has already aired to rave reviews in Australia, and this summer Lilley’s American fans can watch the six episode comedy for themselves on HBO beginning Friday, August 8th at 10PM ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes.

Lilley will play Jonah, the rebellious 14-year-old who got himself kicked out of Summer Heights High. After a stint in Tongapatu with his uncle, Jonah will find himself at Holy Cross School with a whole new student body of delinquents and bullies to navigate. As the creator of Summer Heights High and Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Lilley has made a name for himself with his scathing take on the Australian school system and his ability to bring multiple characters to life so vividly– work he continues in Jonah From Tonga.

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