PLONK 2 – the satirical comedy starring South Australia

15 June 2015

Minister Leon Bignell
Minister for Tourism

South Australia’s winemakers, celebrity cooks and local personalities will make an appearance in season two of the satirical comedy PLONK.

But Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said South Australia’s regions were the real stars of the show - which will aired on TV and movie streaming service, STAN.

“PLONK is a hilarious take-off of the lifestyle television industry and it follows the trials and tribulations of a TV crew making a “serious” wine show,” Mr Bignell said.

The crew is The Chaser’s Chris Taylor, Barossa-born Joshua Tyler and creator Nathan Earl.

“The second season of PLONK was filmed exclusively in South Australia, showcasing the state’s unique food, wine and tourism experiences.

“Through PLONK our magnificent regions – McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide and Adelaide Hills – have a new platform through which to entice travellers to South Australia.”

There are cameo appearances by Premier Jay Weatherill, Minister Bignell, Yalumba Wines chairman Robert Hill Smith, d’Arenberg winemaker Chester Osborn, wine icon Stephen Henschke, Maggie Beer and Matt Skinner.

Mr Bignell said the State Government was proud to have been involved in the making of this series, both on and off screen.

Creator Nathan Earl said South Australia was a natural choice for the show’s second season.

“Wine regions don’t come bigger, bolder and more diverse than South Australia,” he said.

“We were thrilled the State Government could see the merits of PLONK and invited us into their amazing state to film.”

PLONK season 2, which will be launched tonight, is supported by the South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Australia, Channel 9, Wine Selectors, One Stone Pictures and ITV.

The six half-hour episodes will be available to viewers via video-on-demand service STAN from Thursday. You can view the trailer here.

Season one is available on STAN now.

 

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