Aussie comedy series Rostered On is heading to Netflix
The hit series about retail hell is stepping up to the big leagues.
Australian entertainment is still on the minority on Netflix, with US TV shows and Hollywood movies taking centre stage alongside Netflix's own original productions. However, bit by bit more locally-made content is joining the streaming service, with Netflix recently commissioning Summer Heights High creator, Chris Lilley, to create a 10-part comedy series exclusively for it.
Now another home-grown hit is making its way to the streaming juggernaut, with Netflix snapping up the rights to the Geelong-based comedy series Rostered On. Written and directed by Ryan Chamley in partnership with the production company Robot Army, Rostered On explores the hardships a group of disenfranchised retail workers face as they endure the daily grind at the fictional electronics store Electroworld.
Rostered On has proven exceptionally popular, with its first season racking up over 250 million views on YouTube during its run there. Now that the show is coming to Netflix, the first season has been taken down from YouTube. It'll be back soon, though, with its Netflix debut set for 4 April.
Ryan Chamley has also confirmed that a second season is in the works, but no details other than a general "coming soon" have been released.
If you're interested in what other Australian entertainment is available on Netflix, check out our list of Australian movies currently on the service.