BBC Three will air Australian comedy Ronny Chieng: International Student. The 7×30′ series stars Ronny Chieng, the comedian known around the world for his monologues on America’s The Daily Show. Chieng plays himself in the series, based on his life and experiences as an international university student living and studying in Australia.
Meet Ronny Chieng, a student from Malaysia who arrives in Melbourne to study law. Ronny is smart, driven and competitive, so he’d be the perfect law student – if he actually wanted to be a lawyer. Blunt, barbed and not afraid to cut to the point, it’s not long before Ronny is at odds with most of the people on campus – from the binge drinking Australians, to the Mah-jong playing Asians or the rich students who, in Ronnie’s words, dress like they’re captaining a yacht.
“Ronny Chieng is a welcome new addition to BBC Three. He’s a comedy genius and, in Ronny Chieng: International Student, he has the perfect vehicle for his talents. I couldn’t be more excited to bring this series to the UK.” Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three commented.
“This series is laugh-out-loud funny and Ronny Chieng is such an exciting comedy talent – we are so looking forward to introducing the show to BBC Three viewers.” Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition commented.
“Ronny Chieng continues to delight fans across the world with his unique brand of comedy. The sale of his latest series to the BBC is a testament to not only his immense talent, but also his growing international following and ability to entertain audiences globally.” Jessica Ellis, Head of ABC Content Sales and Distribution commented.
Over the course of the series we follow Ronny across his first semester, from day one on campus to his final exam. Along the way he’ll meet fellow law student Asher Angus (Molly Daniels), the eternal optimist from small town Australia who becomes Ronny’s one true ally; Professor Dale (Anthony Morgan), the quietly insane lecturer who runs each class like a cage fight; and Craig Cooper (Patch May), the brash American student who crash lands in Ronny’s dorm and turns it into the frat house from hell. All while Ronny fields FaceTime calls from his excitable, shouty mum who dishes out wisdom to her nonplussed son and gets plenty back in return.