Aussie Made TV Series About PNG Rugby Heroes Debuts

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Drama shows familiar everyday issues faced by players

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (The National, March 3, 2014) – The teaser clip for an upcoming PNG television series was launched last week by ABC International.

Central Giants, the series, will be produced in Port Moresby through a partnership between ABC International and PNG’s National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).

It is based on three young men who are local heroes through their rugby team, but have to deal with real everyday issues at home that are familiar to PNG society.

The launch last Thursday was an occasion to seek support for the series from the business community in Port Moresby and present to show support from the government was Northern Governor Gary Juffa.

ABC International’s head of Pacific and Mekong branch Domenic Friguglietti said: "We invested in a lot of social research in 2011 and ’12 to work around issues that the citizens were telling us about."

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