Filming on the extraterrestrial and imaginative series has begun in north-west Melbourne FANG (From a nearby galaxy) for ABC ME.
The series from Moody Street Kids and Princess Pictures centers on 12-year-old Lulin who lives in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Bogger’s Marsh (!) with her human father, Ken, her extraterrestrial grandmother, Ezme, and a cantankerous retired galactic invader, Beast.
While Lulin has supercharged powers, they are highly erratic due to her unusual human Astoradia. As Lulin begins to experiment, he soon realizes that by accepting his differences and going his way, he is capable of extraordinary feats!
This otherworldly coming-of-age story follows Lulin’s sometimes awkward, but always hilarious, search for identity amidst her colliding worlds.
With Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers, How to stay married) as Lulin’s Astoradian mother Ezme, newcomers are Nina Gallas as Lulin, Uma Dumais as Henry, Max Turner as Spider, Carlee Clements as Verjonica, and Cassie Robb as Bestro, Primo and Supreme.
Libbie Doherty, ABC’s Head of Children’s, says, “How brilliant the cast looks for FANG! We can’t wait to see how the production storms into this extra special, extra sparkly, super fun take on growing up and learning to embrace your uniqueness. Moody Street Kids and Princess Pictures thank you for bringing us this hilarious show with so much heart.
Moody Street Kids CEO Gill Carr says: “What an incredible series to bring to life. We are absolutely thrilled to bring Melanie Sano’s first live action series to the screen. An exciting moment for an Australian production”.
Princess Pictures Chief Executive Emma Fitzsimons says, “We are so thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and crew and our friends at ABC to bring this unique and exhilarating project to young audiences. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without the investment and support of Screen Australia and VicScreen.”
Screen Australia Head of Content Grainne Brunsdon says: “We are thrilled to be supporting the incredibly talented team behind FANG (From A Nearby Galaxy) to bring their hilarious and engaging coming-of-age story to Australian audiences. I have no doubt FANG he will excite and entertain young viewers, but will also engage the whole family with his fresh and unique perspective. Can’t wait to see it on ABC.
VicScreen CEO Caroline Pitcher says, “Da Around the Twist TO Turn up the volume, Victoria has long been home to much-loved premium children’s television. We are proud to support this inherently Victorian production from homegrown talent, Melanie Sano, and look forward to this sweeping, kaleidoscopic series captivating audiences across the nation.”
FANG will premiere early next year on ABC ME.
Production Credits: FANG (From A Nearby Galaxy) is a Moody Street Kids and Princess Pictures production for ABC. Large production investment by Screen Australia and ABC. Funded with support from VicScreen. International sales of ABC Commercial. Created by Melanie Sano. Producers: Pennie Brown, Antje Kulpe. Directors: Craig Irvin, Sarah Hickey, Nina Buxton. Executive Producers: Gill Carr, Emma Fitzsimons. ABC Executive Producer: Mary-Ellen Mullane.