Nine’s award-winning children’s series, Lockie Leonard, finally returns with 26 new episodes next week.
Based on the books of Tim Winton, it first aired in 2007. It won the 2008 Logie Award for Best Children’s Series, and the AFI Award for Best Children’s Drama Series. Star Sean Keenan (Lockie) was also nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award For Most Outstanding New Talent.
The new series, based on the award-winning Tim Winton novels, follows Lockie on his newest adventures in navigating young love, his eccentric family, his attempt to reach for the stars and the occasionally intense experience of being a young teenager.
The endless summer is over and he is facing another year in middle-of-nowhere Angelus. What will it bring for Lockie? More of the same, or will this year be different? What this year does promise is the same family and friends who are weirder than ever and of courseVicki, the girl who holds the key to Lockie’s heart.
The new season picks up at the start of the new school year. While Lockie’s mum laments the end of the holidays and dreads the year ahead his younger brother, Phillip, is bursting for it all to start as he moves to Angelus High one year early. Meanwhile Lockie has surfed all summer but has only heard from Vicki once since she went on her family holiday to the US. Is she still his girlfriend? The first day back at school will tell.
The return of Lockie Leonard will feature the same friendly faces: Sean Keenan (Lockie Leonard), Rhys Muldoon (Sarge Leonard), Corey McKernan (Phillip Leonard) and Clarence Ryan as Egg. The trademark wit, physical humour, emotional depth and acute observations that kept children, parents and critics entertained through the first series is there again in spades.
It airs Saturday, August 21, at 12.30pm on Nine.