Filming starts this week on a third series of the ABC’s Bed of Roses.
Returning to the series are Kerry Armstrong, Julia Blake, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Jay Laga’aia, Caroline Gillmer, Kaarin Fairfax and Andrew S. Gilbert.
In a statement ABC says the third season will see that ‘Louisa Atherton (Kerry Armstrong) has finally found her place in the town of Rainbow’s End. Now 50-something, Louisa’s life finally seems to be on track; she is head over heels in love; she is the proud new co-owner of the Echo newspaper; and is managing to negotiate her affectionate, if often exasperating family.’
Head of ABC TV Drama Miranda Dear said, “Bed of Roses has captivated audiences with its humour and heart. The third series is an engaging look at a family of three generations of women dealing with the challenges of love, loss and exam results!”
Producer Mark Ruse added, “We are thrilled the ABC has commissioned this new series which has found a strong and loyal audience. The series traces the adventures, trials and tribulations of a group of wonderful Australian characters that inhabit Louisa’s (Kerry Armstrong) world in Rainbows End.”
Additional writers will join the creators, Jutta Goetze and Elizabeth Coleman. They are Deborah Parsons, Max Dann, David Hannam, Ysabelle Dean, John Reeves, Josephine Dee Barrett and Ellie Beaumont.
Directing are Ted Emery (Bed of Roses, Kath & Kim, Micallef), David Cameron (City Homicide, SeaChange) and Daina Reid (I Love You Too, City Homicide, Very Small Business).
Twelve episodes will be filmed over five months in regional Victoria, Melbourne and at the ABC TV studios, Ripponlea.