Australia gets its own Drunk History | Format remade down under

Australia gets its own Drunk History

Format remade down under

Australia is to get its own version of Drunk History. 

Free-to-air broadcaster Network 10 has commissioned a local series of the show, in which comedians drunkenly retell historical stories – which are in turn re-enacted by actors and celebrities.

It will premiere next year.

The format started as a Funny Or Die web series in 2007 before launching on Comedy Central in the US.

Local adaptations have made in the UK, Brazil, Hungary, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland and Argentina – with the British version running from 2015 to 2017.

Laura Burrell, head of international format sales at Viacom International Studio, said: ‘Drunk History is a noisy, brand-defining show for Comedy Central and is great fun to make, offering plenty of scope for a wide range of casting and historical storytelling.

‘We’re very excited to have struck our first Australian format deal with Network 10 and Eureka Productions as it’s further evidence that our formats can be adapted to suit the needs of a mass audience anywhere in the world.’

Published: 10 Oct 2019

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