Stan to uncork Oz comedy Plonk

Plonk, a satirical look at the trials and tribulations of making a serious wine show, screened on Eleven last year after premiering on YouTube.

Now there’s a second series of six-half episodes which will premiere on SVOD service Stan in June.

Produced by One Stone Pictures and ITV Studios Australia, the comedy stars The Chaser’s Chris Taylor, Joshua Tyler and creator/co-executive producer Nathan Earl.

Shot in Adelaide, the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and the Adelaide Hills, the sequel picks up 12 months after the cancellation of the fictitious Plonk program at the end of season one.

There will be cameos from foodie Maggie Beer, sommelier Matt Skinner, comedian Greg Fleet and SA Premier Jay Weatherill.

Screen Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission and the South Australian Film Corporation are supporting the production.

Graeme Mason, Screen Australia CEO, said: “We’re proud to support Nathan and the team to make a second series of this distinctive and downright hilarious show.”

Earl said: “The introduction of Stan into the Australian TV landscape has been a real game-changer for the development and distribution of innovative and diverse content.”

The first season, which was filmed in NSW wine regions, co-written by Taylor, Earl and Tyler and directed by Earl, will be streamed on Stan in May.