‘Lunatics’ is an Australian mockumentary web television series that airs on Netflix. The entire first season of the show was filmed on the Gold Coast of Queensland. The show is a brainchild of writer and creator Chris Lilley, who also stars as the main protagonist. Known for his comic, witty, and satirical style in his previous creations, Lilley brings the same charm to ‘Lunatics’. The show sees him play multiple characters and offer some brilliant commentary.
Season 1 of the show, consisting of 10 episodes, aired on Netflix on April 19, 2019. It was well received by audiences but critics were mixed in their response. Wired panned the show but praised Lilley: “The strength of Lunatics is the strength Lilley brings to all his projects: The man has range. A keen observer, he inhabits each of his characters so fully he can sometimes make you forget they’re all played by the same person.”
The question now is will the show receive another season? Here’s everything we know about it.
Lunatics Cast: Who is in it?
Chris Lilley (Christopher Daniel Lilley) stars as the lead protagonist in ‘Lunatics’. The Australian comedian, writer, director, television producer, and musician is widely recognized for his invention and depiction of multiple roles in mockumentary-style shows and programs. Some of this notable works that mimic this format include We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year, Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Jonah from Tonga, and finally, Lunatics. The two-time winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor is responsible for bringing some of the most hilarious and iconic programs on TV, each of which features a separate batch of crazy and tremendously funny characters.
Lunatics Plot: What is it about?
The official synopsis of ‘Lunatics’ reads “Six extraordinary individuals and it explores the idea that people are not what they seem at first’. Introducing a theme that is just as weird and interesting like Lilley’s previous creations, the series follows a format that explores the lives of these peculiar individuals through interviews, self-recorded clips, and fly-on-the-wall footage. It opposes the long-standing proverb — ‘First impressions are the last impressions”. Now, let’s get a gist of the characters (all played by Lilley) who navigate the ups and downs of his fictional documentary world.
First arrives Keith. He is a veteran in the world of fashion retail and now wants to start a new business venture. In his journey, he struggles with objective sexuality issues and his deeply ingrained affection for cash registers.