The series from Playmaker Media has enjoyed strong ratings and critical success.
Stars Jessica Marais (Joan Millar), Jonathan LaPaglia (Dr. Patrick McNaughton) and Mandy McElhinney (Matron Frances Bolton) will all be back in series two, with storylines to kick off on New Year’s Eve 1970.
“I’m really excited to be a part of Love Child. I had a great time shooting the first series and I’m looking forward to working with the talented cast and crew on series 2,” said Marais.
Also returning are Ella Scott Lynch (Shirley Ryan), Sophie Hensser (Viv Maguire), Gracie Gilbert (Annie Carmichael) Harriet Dyer (Patricia Saunders) and Miranda Tapsell (Martha Tenant).
In a joint statement, Nine’s Heads of Drama, Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan, said: “We are delighted with how Australian audiences have fallen in love with Love Child, and we are looking forward to working with Playmaker and this incredible cast in series two.”
David Taylor from Playmaker said “Dream cast, lots of heart and authored character-driven drama… everyone at Playmaker can’t wait to revisit the world of Love Child for a second series.”
Pre-production on the new series will commence soon in Sydney.