ABC Commercial’s exciting new slate for MIPTV 2021

ABC Commercial’s exciting new slate for MIPTV 2021


Explore the first-class programming in our new-to-market slate, including winning comedies, innovative children’s shows, showstopping factual and fabulous formats

The exciting line-up on ABC Commercial’s new-to-market scripted slate includes Aftertaste (4K/HD 6x30’), the hit comedy with bite from Closer Productions, and Fisk (HD 6x30’) from Porchlight Films, an hilarious and highly relatable legal comedy starring Kitty Flanagan.

Highlights from the factual slate include the gripping true crime series EXPOSED: The Ghost Train Fire (HD 3xepisodes) from the team behind The Case of Keli Lane, the riveting and multi award-winning Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra (HD 1x60, 1x90’) from In Films, which follows the Australia’s unique modern dance company as it celebrates its 30th anniversary, as well as two inspirational programs: Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea (4K/HD 1x60, 1x90’) from SeaDog TV International and Stackorama! (HD 1x60’) from Run Wild Productions.

Also on the factual slate Invisible Wars (HD 3x60’) from Wildbear Entertainment delivers a topical factual series researching global epidemics and how science helps us fight back, and Cracking COVID (HD 1x60’) from Genepool Productions, follows brilliant researchers as they endeavour to create and fast-track vaccines. Catalyst Series 22 (HD 10x60’) takes viewers to the heart of the most important scientific developments from around the world; new episodes include: Are We Killing The Koalas, Kill or Cure: The Story of Venom plus a 2-part special on Mars: Our Second Home & The Hunt for Life.

Always hotly anticipated, our children’s slate doesn’t disappoint with exciting new series launching from the commissioning team behind the global success Bluey - The Wonder Gang (HD 40x14’) and Mikki vs The World (HD 15x24’); with a sense of humour and a 'no shame' mantra, newly qualified psychologist Mikki explores a variety of mental health issues that plague teenage audiences. Other highlights include the animated series Big Words, Small Stories (HD 65x5’) from Moody Street Kids, and from The Wiggles, Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Series 3 (HD 13x11’), the latest season of the premier series, with brand new sets, songs and special guests, and Lullabies with Love (HD 1x60’), a delightful standalone special.

ABC’s format offering includes highlights from the ABC stable including The Wonder Gang, Mikki vs The World and the EXPOSED series. New scripted formats from our production partners include Aftertaste (Closer Productions) and Itch (Komixx Entertainment).

ABC current affairs documentaries already generating strong sales are the topical political Downfall: The Last Days of President Trump (HD 1x60’), Poking the Bear (HD 1x30’), a profile on the man taking on Putin, City of Fear (HD 1x30’), a frightening insider’s view of Hong Kong, and Tomorrow Will Be Better (HD 1x30’), an investigation into the impact of tourism on the culturally rich and naturally beautiful island of Bali.