What happens when the party is over? Find out when 'Iggy & Ace' starts Thursday 9 September, exclusive to SBS On Demand.
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SBS Guide

9 Aug 2021 - 9:02 AM  UPDATED 23 Nov 2021 - 4:33 PM

An outrageous but heartfelt comedy exploring friendship, addiction and recovery through a queer lens, Iggy & Ace charts the changing friendship between two alcoholics when one of them decides to get sober. The 6 x 10 minute Digital Originals series will premiere Thursday 9 September at SBS On Demand.

Iggy & Ace are two young, gay best friends who live, work and play together, inseparable in every way. But when Ace starts to suffer debilitating panic attacks when hungover, he winds up at a gay chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous determined to get sober. Iggy is horrified, convinced that her friend has been indoctrinated into a religious cult, and views his rejection of their shared lifestyle as a rejection of her. Stung, Iggy does everything she can to disrupt his recovery and keep her best friend close, begging the question: Can Ace's sobriety and his friendship with Iggy co-exist?

Watch the trailer: 

"Iggy & Ace is a hilarious, complex and heart-warming series helmed by some of Australia's most exciting up-and-coming talent," said SBS Scripted Commissioning Editor, Donna Chang. "We're thrilled that through Digital Originals we can support and provide a platform for underrepresented voices and stories, and we can't wait for audiences to see the series."

The title roles are played by Sara West as Iggy (Don't Tell, Bad Girl) and WAAPA graduate Josh Virgona as Ace, in his first television role. Joining them are Roz Hammond (Mad As Hell, Muriel's Wedding), Joanna Tu (A Lie Of The Mind, Skeleton), Dalip Sondhi (Tidelands, Pulse), Liam Graham (The Heights, Burning Kiss) and new talent Aiden Hawke.

Iggy & Ace was written by AB Morrison (Carnal Privilege, Tribunal), directed by Monica Zanetti (Ellie and Abbie, Unwell) and AB Morrison, produced by Hannah Ngo (Carnal Privilege, Tribunal) and Melissa Kelly (Upright, I Met A Girl). Story producer is Jessica Paine (Neighbours, The Heights), editor is Melanie Annan (I Met A Girl, High Life), production designer Emma Fletcher (How To Please A Woman, Itch) and director of photography is Mahmudul Raz.

Producer Hannah Ngo said: "We are very proud of the project and through this story, we have highlighted a serious issue with comedy and heart that we look forward to getting in front of an audience."

Iggy & Ace is a Lazy Susan Pictures production in association with Factor 30 Films for SBS. Principal production funding from Screen Australia in association with SBS. Developed and produced with assistance from Screenwest and Lotterywest.

Iggy & Ace will be subtitled in five different languages: Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese and Korean. All subtitled versions will be available on the day of premiere.

Iggy & Ace will drop in full at SBS On Demand on Thursday 9 September.

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