TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY, the breakout smash hit from 2017, returns for its eagerly awaited second series on Tuesday, August 7, at 8.40pm on Nine and 9Now.

This original format brings to life the best Australian tales you’ve never heard, told by the very people who experienced them and then humorously and cinematically realised through dramatic recreations.

In each half-hour episode, Hamish and Andy meet one regular Australian storyteller who recounts their amazing, surprising, funny and above all true story, which is simultaneously recreated by a cast of Australia’s most renowned performers.

The carefully scripted recreations produce a dramatic and heightened reality that brings a sense of the epic to these everyday stories of glory … or perhaps more often than not, complete humiliation.

The first series was a ratings smash hit, acclaimed by critics and viewers alike. Each episode attracted an average audience of almost two million viewers (including encore screenings and streaming on 9Now), making TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY one of the most successful new program launches in recent years.

An all-star lineup of actors has been assembled for series two including Essie DavisJohn WatersDan WyllieBruce SpenceRob CarltonRob SitchMark MitchellJane AllsopStephen HallDave LawsonAnne EdmondsKatrina MilosevicGeorgia LoveSam PangSusie YoussefDebra LawranceRichard DaviesBrian MannixShareena ClantonKate JenkinsonJessica ToveyIan MeadowsDenise ScottMichala BanasToby TrusloveSanto CilauroNicholas BellDilruk JayasinhaKate McCartneyLuke McGregorMandy McElhinneyDave HughesChristie Whelan-Browne and Genevieve Morris.

In Episode One we meet Carol.  Despite Carol’s visual impairment, her mum has always told her that she can do anything. In 1986, when Carol was 15, she was given an English assignment that required her to write out and analyse 40 poems. But the night before the due date, she hadn’t even started. And with reading not her strong suit, Carol decided that her only way out was to fake an illness and miss the next day of school.

What we learn in this amazing True Story is that once Carol is committed to something, there is no going back – even if what she has committed to is entirely fictitious. Will the highly trained medical fraternity catch Carol out, or will the wily teenager fool them all, just to get out of an English assignment?

TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY, made with the assistance of Film Victoria, is created and produced by Tim Bartley, Hamish Blake, Andy Lee and Ryan Shelton, and written by Hamish Blake, Andy Lee and Ryan Shelton.

Directors include Tim Bartley (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year, Little Lunch, Real Stories), Colin Cairnes (100 Bloody Acres, Scare Campaign, Fancy Boy), as well as writer/producers Andy Lee and Ryan Shelton.

True Story is also produced by Andrew Walker (Rosehaven, The Kettering Incident) and the Executive Producers are Greg Sitch (The Dressmaker, Back in Very Small Business ), Tim Bartley, Andy Lee and Hamish Blake.


TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY season 2 – premieres Tuesday 7 August at 8.40pm on Nine and 9Now.


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