Australia is proud to announce a new television comedy has gone into development. Tim Humphries owner of Membrane Pictures announced the move in conjunction with Casting Director Carl Groves of Powder Burn Productions.
Free speech seems to be everywhere in the news today. You can’t escape it
The comedy series is entitled Hoane and revolves around the misadventures of William Hoane a journalist and satirist in 1800s England who gets in trouble with the law for publishing satirical tracts about the rich and famous.
Humphries says the idea came to him during his Journalism history studies at Griffith University.
“Free speech seems to be everywhere in the news today. You can’t escape it, with the Finklestein inquiry here in Australia and the Leveson Inquiry in the UK. It seems very topical and I wanted to explore these issues from the perspective of a small scale satire publisher in this 1800s” Humphries said.