ABC announces production on new horror comedy series Crazy Fun Park


Opening soon! ABC announces production on new horror comedy series Crazy Fun Park with a late 2022 release date


Production has started for a brand new ABC horror comedy series called Crazy Fun Park.

The ambitious 2022 ABC ME project is produced by Werner Film Productions with support and funding from the ABC, Screen Australia, The Australian Children’s Television Foundation and Film Victoria.

Crazy Fun Park is created by writer and director Nicholas Verso, who helmed the 2016 fantasy film Boys in the Trees, and produced by Joanna Werner.

Opening soon: Production has started for a brand new ABC horror comedy series called Crazy Fun Park

Opening soon: Production has started for a brand new ABC horror comedy series called Crazy Fun Park

‘Crazy Fun Park is a funny, scary and enthralling drama that deals with some big important themes, wrapped up in a comedy horror series,’ said Werner. 

‘Nick has created a fascinating world of compelling, diverse characters, both alive and dead, who’s stories are told in the incredible setting of an old abandoned Fun Park that comes alive after the sun sets.’

The producer also thanked the numerous investors who have supported the show.

Behind the scenes: Crazy Fun Park is created by writer and director Nicholas Verso (pictured), who helmed the 2016 fantasy film Boys in the Trees, and produced by Joanna Werner

Behind the scenes: Crazy Fun Park is created by writer and director Nicholas Verso (pictured), who helmed the 2016 fantasy film Boys in the Trees, and produced by Joanna Werner

‘This is a big ambitious production which wouldn’t be possible without the amazing support for the ABC, ACTF, Screen Australia and Film Vic, and we can’t wait to bring it to audiences in Australia and around the world,’ he said.

Crazy Fun Park will comprise of 10 thirty minute episodes and will be shot in Victoria.

The story is described as a coming of age tale that will follow two best friends: Chester and Mapplethorpe. 

What's in store: Producer Joanna Werner says the show will be 'funny, scary and enthralling drama that deals with some big important themes, wrapped up in a comedy horror series'

What’s in store: Producer Joanna Werner says the show will be ‘funny, scary and enthralling drama that deals with some big important themes, wrapped up in a comedy horror series’

After Mapplethorpe tragically passes in the town’s Crazy Fun Park, Chester soon finds out his best friend is now ‘living’ with other ‘undead’ kids who died at the abandoned park. 

The pair are soon ‘forced to redefine their friendship’ as they ‘navigate their teenage years’ and live in ‘fear their friendship may not be as eternal as they originally imagined’. 

Crazy Fun Park will premiere on ABC ME and ABC iview in late 2022 

One to watch out for: Verso's series Crazy Fun Park will premiere on ABC ME and ABC iview in late 2022

One to watch out for: Verso’s series Crazy Fun Park will premiere on ABC ME and ABC iview in late 2022

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