Thethird season of Josh Thomas’ comedy drama Please Like Me will premiere on ABC on Thursday, October 15 at 9.30 p.m, moving from ABC2 to the ABC's main channel..
Inspired by the stand-up comedy and real life experiences of Thomas – the series creator, writer and star – Please Like Me explores the world of a man who’s in no hurry to grow up.
This season Thomas extends his talents by taking a seat in the director’s chair for an episode, while original director Matthew Saville returns. The new 10-part series will give viewers another glimpse into Josh’s darkly funny world.
Joining the cast is Emily Barclay as Ella. Original cast members reprising their roles alongside her and Josh Thomas are Thomas Ward (Tom), Caitlin Stasey (Claire), Hannah Gadsby (Hannah), Keegan Joyce (Arnold), Debra Lawrance in her AACTA award-winning role of Mum, David Roberts (Dad), Renee Lim (Mae) and, Josh’s dog John.
Asked what viewers can expect to see that’s different this time around, Thomas said, “I lost too much weight in my face this year and now I have my dad’s face. Otherwise Season 3 is our best yet."
Since its debut on ABC2 in 2013, Please Like Me has been praised by critics around the world and earned a swag of awards and nominations including nominations for the International Emmy Award, the Rose d’Or Awards, the GLAAD Media Awards and Logies for most outstanding comedy, most outstanding light entertainment and most popular actor.
It 's also been nominated for nine AACTA Awards, winning best comedy series, best TV screenplay and best performance in a TV comedy.
ABC head of comedy Rick Kalowski said, “We’re thrilled to introduce Please Like Me to a whole new ABC audience with its move to our main channel for its third season. We know it will delight existing fans and find many new ones”.
Please Like Me is a Pigeon Fancier/John & Josh International production, produced in association with ABC TV and US broadcaster Pivot.