Jack the Wizard (Michael Shanks) tries to escape warfare in the magical universe by migrating to the human realm – choosing Melbourne’s western suburbs in The Wizards of Aus. However he has plenty of barriers to living a quiet suburban existence. Old friends turning up with explosive habits, for one. He even swears off using magic but still has trouble assimilating.
Appearances also by some of the cream of Australian comedy: Mark Bonanno, Nick Cody, Mark Mitchell and Guy Pearce, along with Samuel Johnson as the voice of Terry the Shark. Directed and co-written by Michael Shanks, aka Timtimfed. Nicholas Issell is the co-writer with Nicholas Colla and Sumah Hurley producers. The series producer is Chris Hocking.
The 3 x 30 minutes episodes of The Wizards of Aus start on SBS2 on 19 January along with SBS On Demand.
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