###Soul Mates Goes Global for Second Series
Shooting has started in Sydney on the highly anticipated second series of Soul Mates. A co-commission between ABCTV and NBC Universal’s new all-comedy US SVOD platform SeeSo, the 6x30” comedy will screen on ABC in Australia and SeeSo in the United States later in 2016.
From the creative team behind Bondi Hipsters, Soul Mates is written and directed by brothers Christiaan and Connor Van Vuuren and stars Christiaan and Nick Boshier as a couple of buddies continually drawn together across the course of human history, past and future.
Series Two of Soul Mates reunites viewers with many of their favourite characters from Series One; Bondi Hipsters, Dom and Adrian explore alternative careers, including turning their hand to the barista business, opening the “Closed Cafe” – an establishment so off-piste, it’s only open when it’s closed, Cavemen, Rocky and Sticks are now parts of a fledgling community grappling with early social evils like the invention of middle management and monogamy, while Kiwi Assassins, Roger and Thinge are now son and step-father on a mission to stop an evil Australian people smuggling ring from stealing New Zealand’s most precious natural resource: schoolboy rugby players. Joining these familiar faces are two new, Ancient Egyptian mates: Seti, the disgruntled Eunuch son of Queen Hatshepsut and Seti’s favourite Israelite slave, Amram.
ABC’s Head of Comedy, Rick Kalowski says: “It’s a thrill for ABC to be among SeeSo’s first international partners, especially on Soul Mates, which showcases some of the best Australia has to offer: bad coffee served by tattooed nobs, and a petty rivalry with New Zealand founded on basically nothing.”
Bondi Hipsters Dom and Adrian, say: “Ultimately it makes no difference if you do or don’t watch series two of Soul Mates, because we’re currently on a rock called earth that is spinning in infinite space around a giant ball of energy called the sun. But we have a TV show that’s going to air on ABCTV and on NBCU’s SeeSo in the States, so eat a medium to large bag of dicks.”
Soul Mates will screen on ABC later in 2016.