Gran Returns In New Chris Lilley Show?

Gran Sims has emerged as one of the likely stars of the new Chris Lilley comedy, which began filming this week in Melbourne.

Few details have been released about the new series. Its creator and star, Chris Lilley, is notoriously shy when it comes to publicity. However, it is understood the series has been filming at one of the locations where Gran's scenes were filmed for Angry Boys.

The series has the working title Yellow Pants, according to a source. That title is most likely a red herring, with the real title yet to be unveiled.

While Angry Boys was met with mixed reaction from critics and unsteady ratings - it launched to 1.3 million viewers, but fell to roughly half that - the character of Gran Sims was the show's breakout star. Several sources have flagged the character as the most likely Lilley would want to explore further.

Filming is already underway on six half-hour episodes for the ABC. The national broadcaster has not released any information about the project. The new series is a co-production with the US cable channel HBO and has been pre-sold to the UK digital channel BBC Three.