Chris Lilley is coming back to our screens this month with a new Netflix series, Lunatics.
The 10-part show sees Lilley take on the role of six different characters, including a Pet Psychologist to the stars, a Real Estate Entrepreneur, a cutting edge Fashion Designer, a budding Museum Owner, an arts and crafts Influencer, and the future “Earl of Gayhurst”.
The story of six characters coming to terms with themselves and the world around them – be it a haunting past or a pressurising future, finding love or chasing dreams – it has already sparked controversy online, with Lilley accused of “blackface” by Twitter users. That is in response to his pet psychologist, who has tanned skin and a sizeable afro.
This is not the first time that Lilley has sparked controversy, after he played Tongan teenager Jonah Takalua in the 2007 mockumentary Summer Heights High, reprising the role in a spin-off series Jonah from Tonga.
Lunatics premieres on 19th April on Netflix. Here’s the video for you to decide for yourself:
Lunatics: Season 1 is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
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