Watch out Australia, Ja'mie King - the queen of "fake nice" - is back and bitchier than ever.
There is something at once highly amusing and faintly terrifying watching Chris Lilley in a school uniform and long brown wig as he resurrects Ja'mie, first introduced to Australia in Lilley's 2005 mockumentary series We Can Be Heroes.
This series focuses on Ja'mie's final three months at the prestigious Hillford Girls Grammar, where she is school captain, music captain, diving captain and rules the halls by dishing out detention and phone confiscations to anyone she doesn't like.
High on Ja'mie's hate list are boarders, lesbians and Asian students, unless they look hot.
Also in the firing line are Ja'mie's younger sister Courtney and her subservient mother Jhyll, who cops an earful of expletives while trying to teach Ja'mie to drive. In a scene that will horrify driving instructors and road-safety experts everywhere but is played out on roads every day, Ja'mie, while holding her iPhone and the steering wheel, declares she's no
idiot; she knows how to text and drive.
Lilley is finely attuned to the often-cruel behaviour of teenage girls and taps into issues ranging from body image and sexting to teenage girls' obsession with social media. Hashtag this, Facebook friend that - Ja'mie and her perfect prefect pals have moved with the times. She's a big-time bully and the sort of girl who rarely gets caught out when teachers are around.
Yet, in many ways, Ja'mie is a walking contradiction. She is a self-centred narcissist, choreographing a completely inappropriate, highly sexual dance routine for a school presentation and playing up to the school principal and her father when she wants her own way but, at the same time, insecure about her looks despite constant reassurances she is the hottest girl in school. Make that "quiche" - one of Ja'mie's new buzzwords this season.
Ja'mie's objectives before Year 12 is over are to win the Hillford Medal and become immortalised as the centenary statue, to have a massive party and to win the heart of Mitchell (Lester Ellis Jr) a rugby player two years her junior at the neighbouring private boys' school.
Pity anyone who gets in her way.
Ja’mie: Private School Girl starts today at 9pm on ABC1