Kiwi comedy Mean Mums delivers creative mahi from a distinctive wāhine perspective

New Zealand television comedy Mean Mums delivers a creative mahi from a distinctive wāhine perspective, on and off the screen.

The Kiwi comedy series from the award-winning team behind Westside and Outrageous Fortune shines a light on passive-aggressive primary school mothers.

Series two of Mean Mums is back on Three's screens on Tuesday, scouring the rich comedy vein of school parent teacher association (PTA) culture.

"This show is pro-parent, pro-teacher, pro-school - and I think that it really sings through all the stories and also in the production," says actor Morgana O'Reilly.

Like so many local productions COVID-19 wreaked havoc, but the hard-working cast and crew filmed the new series when they got the chance during New Zealand's alert level 1.

"WOMEN... women... women!! There've been a lot of 'womening' on set," the actors say.

The school bell rings for Mean Mums starting on Tuesday, hoping the appetite for our own Aotearoa brand of mum and dad jokes ring true for audiences once again.