Filming is underway in Melbourne on comedy series Little Lunch, with specials filmed at St Kilda Primary School yesterday.
Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley met the cast and crew and toured the set with series creators Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope of Gristmill, the production company behind the series.
The creative and life partners have a long list of credits, including The Librarians, Upper Middle Bogan, Very Small Business, and 2015 feature Now Add Honey.
The specials are backed by Film Victoria and will air on ABC3 and iView later this year.
The original 26 episode series, based on the popular books written by Victorian author Danny Katz and illustrated by Mitch Vane, premiered on ABC3 in July 2015 and has since sold to Canada and Hong Kong and to Netflix in the USA, UK and Ireland.
Foley called the show a “great example of Victorian creativity with universal appeal", and proclaimed Victoria "the national leader for drama production."
Film Victoria Jenni Tosi praised Gristmill for its ability "to delight audiences with an innate knack for comedy centred on recognisable characters in funny situations. It’s immensely rewarding to see this dynamic company going from strength to strength.”