25 NOV 2020

ABC AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES ITS 2021 CONTENT SLATE

In its Upfront, the company has presented diverse Australian dramas, comedies, documentaries, news, arts, entertainment, and children’s programs.

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ABC Australia has announced its new 2021 content slate which includes diverse Australian dramas, comedies, documentaries, news, arts, entertainment, and children’s programs.  ABC stars Rachel Griffiths, Wil Anderson, Erik Thomson, Kitty Flanagan, Leigh Sales, Nakkiah Lui, Craig Reucassel and Superwog helped announce the ABC’s 2021 content slate in its Upfront, showcasing the best of Australian content and creativity in the way that only the ABC can.

ABC Managing Director David Anderson said no other media organisation has the breadth and depth of trusted content for all Australians. “Support for Australian creativity has been at the heart of the ABC for the past 88 years and will continue into 2021. After a challenging year of disconnection, the ABC will bring more Australians together from more places across this wonderfully diverse country. The ABC is the creative voice of Australia and in 2021 we will bring more homegrown content to audiences than ever, across TV, online, and ABC iview.”

ABC Director of Entertainment & Specialist Michael Carrington said: “The ABC in 2021 is rich, diverse and inclusive, showcasing Australia’s best and emerging talent on and off-screen. ABC iview will be home to more original Australian content than ever before. Our rebranded secondary channel ABC TV Plus will celebrate Australian culture every night of the week, including live performances, premiere documentaries, stand-up comedy, and a new weekly arts show. In 2021, the ABC will deliver more Australian voices, faces and stories than any other network – that’s our point of difference. Amid so much content from overseas, Australians are right at home on ABC.”

 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

Premiering five high-end Australian dramas, including the return of Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths in new "Total Control".

New and returning factual content to stir the heart and mind, welcoming back "Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds" and "Love On The Spectrum" plus "Women in Parliament" with Annabel Crabb and "Back to Nature" with Aaron Pedersen and Holly Ringland.

Homegrown comedy and entertainment, with new series of "Spicks and Specks" and new shows with Kitty Flanagan, Nakkiah Lui, Sarah Kendall and Erik Thomson.

Focus on ABC iview including the launch of new drama "Wakefield to stream at Easter", premiering irreverent comedy "Superwog" and documentary series "Strong Women".

Launch of ABC TV Plus, showcasing diverse Australian documentaries, arts, entertainment, and comedy in primetime every night of the week.

New weekly arts program, plus series "Finding the Archibald" with Rachel Griffiths, "Going Country" with Justine Clarke, and a book show with "Claudia Karvan".

Landmark discussion show "Q+A" moves to prime time on Thursday nights and ABC’s homegrown children’s content leads the way for Australian kids with new series "The Wonder Gang" and "Kangaroo Beach".