New season of ‘You Can’t Ask That’ to ask more hard questions

04 September, 2019 by Staff Writer

‘You Can’t Ask That.’

The ABC has renewed its most popular original format You Can’t Ask That, which sees viewers pose questions to misunderstood and marginalised groups.


Now in production, the fifth season of eight episodes will seek answers from diverse Australians including adoptees, accidental killers, lesbians, families of missing persons, those on the autism spectrum, living with HIV or anxiety, residents of public housing and people who cheat on their partners.

The ABC says the series will confront prejudice and discrimination by offering insights into the lives of Australians who live with judgement and scrutiny. Questions are submitted anonymously online, allowing interviewees to answer in their own words.

Launched in 2016, the format has resulted in multiple international versions including four seasons in Israel, the latest for children (KAN and KAN Kids); two series in each of France (TF1), Spain (Telemadrid), English-speaking Canada (CBC and AMI), French-speaking Canada (AMI, CBC, C’est Moi) and the Netherlands (BNN and Vara); and single seasons in Norway (NRK) and Italy (Discovery Italy Realtime)

The new season will premiere on the ABC and streaming platform iview in 2020.

To apply to appear on the show or to submit questions for any of the new subjects go here.