Douse the lights and board up the doors – ABC TV’s AFI award-winning comedy, Double The Fist, is back for a new season of over-the-top action. More anarchic than ‘The Young Ones’, more surreal than ‘The Mighty Boosh’ and chock-full of seething anger and blood-soaked special effects, Double The Fist is testosterone-fuelled TV that shows no mercy.
Three years in the making, this new 8 x 30-minute action-packed comedy series is a cinematic epic of love, betrayal and time travel – spiked with high adventure, low blows and more digital effects than ‘Transformers’.
Led by charismatic crusader Steve Foxx, the Fist Team includes extreme sportsman Rod; the mysterious Mephisto; that large, loveable lump of man meat The Womp; ‘Panda’ the panda; vending machine assassin Tara; Ballistic Man, mythical warrior and Odin, professional wrestler.
With the power of Fist, their mission is to make weakness history, once and for all.
Weakness is a plague devouring the very fabric of society. We’re surrounded by laziness, relaxation, pastimes, manners, compassion, hygiene, water sports, the internet… All symptoms of softness. But don’t panic – Steve Foxx has found the root of the epidemic, and he’s ready to strike a deathblow to the candyfloss comfort that has ensnared 90% of all Australians.
The fight will not be easily won – the mighty Fist Team must battle council workers and shape-shifting lizards, naughty hypnotists and a Swedish furniture empire. There are naked vampires and rogue websites, 18th century sea captains, a renegade men’s group, medieval reenactors, underwater dinosaurs, sweatshop worker elves and even love. Will love bar Steve’s way? People call love the strongest force on earth. They haven’t met Steve Foxx.
Australian acting luminaries lighting up the screen in this new series of Double The Fist include: Bruce Spence as a baby-eating mayor, Kate Fitzpatrick, Hollie Andrew, Ahn Do, John Leary, Ian Turpie, and The Umbilical Brothers.
Double The Fist is big, brash no-apologies comedy with heart and brains and spine. It flips between satire and action, slapstick and thriller, character-based comedy and bombastic special-effects extravaganza. In a world running short on ideas, you have to give them this: there’s nothing else like it on TV.