A BRAND NEW INDIGENOUS COMEDY SERIES FOLLOWING TWO rookie detectives in perth’s notorious outer suburbs koondoola, girrawheen, balga.
The entire series of KGB, a brand new indigenous comedy series created by Western Australian Indigenous filmmaker brothers, Luke and Dan Riches. After premiering on ABC COMEDY during NAIDOC Week 2019, the entire series is set for online release on ABC iview and YouTube later this year.
Set in Perth’s notorious KGB (Koondoola, Girrawheen, Balga), the series follows two rookie detectives, tough guy Jack and gentle giant Nigel, as they deal with the chaos of their new jobs, no-nonsense boss, work rivals, drug dealers and suspects who consistently turn out to be family. Despite battling their own insecurities at every turn, and the fact that Jack bullied Nigel in high school, these two might just turn out to be KGB’s finest detectives.
KGB boasts a stellar Australian cast including Clarence Ryan (Wrong Kind of Black, Cleverman, Wanted), Bjorn Stewart (Black Comedy, Get Krack!n), Genevieve Morris (No Activity, Bloom, Comedy Inc.) Mark Coles Smith (Pawno, Last Cab to Darwin, LIFT), Aaron McGrath (Mystery Road, Glitch, Jasper Jones), WAAPA alumni Jesse Phillips and indigenous theatre stars Lynette Narkle and Amy Smith, a very special cameo from Ningali Lawford (Last Cab to Darwin, Rabbit Proof Fence) as well as a number of up-and-coming Western Australian performers.
WRITTEN BY LUKE RICHES, DAN RICHES, Clare Toonen AND JOEL GRAY
DIRECTed by LUKE RICHES AND DAN RICHES
SERIES PRODUCER Taryne Laffar
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Lauren Elliott
KGB is a Mad Kids production for ABC.
Principal production investment from Screenwest and Lotterywest, in association with Screen Australia.