A Nine spokesman confirmed the talks telling News Corp, “We know how much everybody loves McLeod’s Daughters, it’s an important part of our heritage.
“Nothing is commissioned, or set in stone.”
The talks follow actress Michala Banas teasing her followers on social media.
The article suggests this would be a reboot, but it’s too early to say if that means returning cast, next generation characters or otherwise…
McLeod’s Daughters wrapped in 2009 after 8 seasons, at its peak enjoying bumper ratings and Logie wins. The famed ‘Drover’s Run’ homestead in Kingsford, South Australia, was originally constructed in 1856. In 2009 it was turned into 5 star accommodation, but remains on the State Heritage Register and Register of the National Estate.
While Nine has Doctor Doctor and another Underbelly (with ex-McLeod’s cast member Aaron Jeffery) on the way, it is yet to announce further plans for its two Playmaker Media dramas House Husbands and Love Child. Firass Dirani recently indicated his desire to move on from House Husbands while the costs of period drama Love Child may make a 5th season a big ask.
If Nine was down two domestic dramas it could be stretched to meet local quota points… hence the likelihood of at least one new drama announcement around the corner.
In 2012 Nine announced a remake of TEN’s Return to Eden with McElroy Productions but did not proceed.
Otherwise, pencil in Flying Doctors or Snowy River?