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Netflix Has Released The First Complete Look At Chris Lilley's New Series

The 10-part series will feature six brand new characters.

Chris Lilley -- the man behind We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High and Angry Boys --  is heading back to our screens with a brand new series set to hit Netflix on April 19.

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Titled Lunatics, the show will follow six characters -- again all played by Lilley, and will explore the idea that "people are not what they seem at first."

It's the first series since Jonah from Tonga, which was released in 2014 as a character spinoff to 2007 series Summer Heights High.

Controversy

The series comes after controversy surrounded Lilley in the wake of a video he posted on his Instagram in 2017.

The video, which saw Lilley in blackface singing a song called Squashed N**ga was posted on his Instagram. The rapper is a character from his series Angry Boys.

It was posted days after the end of a court case into the death of a young indigenous boy. The boy had died after being hit by a car.

Lilley came out after and said his social pages were not run by him and the video-mix was made by fans. He also said it was not connected to current news stories.

Lilley's series Jonah from Tonga was pulled from Maori TV in New Zealand after their Minister for Pacific Peoples said the series showed negative stereotypes.

'Lunatics'

Characters in the comedian's new series will include a lesbian pet psychic, an incompetent real estate agent and an eccentric ex-porn star -- just to name a few.

Keith

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Keith is a fashion retail veteran embarking on a new business venture who struggles with objective sexuality issues and his deep love for a cash register.

Becky

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Becky is an extraordinarily tall University freshman embarking on life in an American college with her twin sister and dealing with social issues and life with massive legs.

Gavin

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Gavin is a confronting young boy and future Earl of an English country estate dealing with the pressures of his future and trying to be a kid.

Jana

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Jana is a lesbian Pet Psychic to the Stars who from her South African home base struggles with unrequited love for her personal assistant.

Quentin

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Quentin is an incompetent real estate agent about to inherit a family business who dreams of being a world-renowned DJ and street artist.

Joyce

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Joyce is an eccentric elderly ex-porn star and hoarder who is now a recluse who obsessively collects things while facing an impending eviction.

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