ABC3 has confirmed its second season of Nowhere Boys, following a funding approval recently announced by Film Victoria.
Pre-production will begin next month, with filming scheduled to commence in Melbourne in late June.
Returning are Joel Lok, Dougie Baldwin, Rahart Adams and Matthew Testro.
In Season Two ‘Jake, Sam, Andy and Felix’ soon discover that despite making their way back home the adventure hasn’t stopped and that they aren’t the only ones who crossed back into this universe.
Deirdre Brennan, ABC TV Controller of Children’s Television, said: “Our ABC3 audience was thoroughly enthralled in the mystery of the Nowhere Boys and we are excited to work with Matchbox Pictures again on the highly anticipated second series.”
Creator Tony Ayres, Matchbox Pictures added, “It’s rare to be given an opportunity to produce a high concept children’s TV series like Nowhere Boys. It’s a show that Matchbox is tremendously proud of, and we’re thrilled that the adventure will continue in series 2.”
Nowhere Boys series 2 is produced by Matchbox Pictures with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Film Victoria. The series is being sold internationally by NBCUniversal and in Australia and New Zealand by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation. The series is created and produced by Tony Ayres (Cut Snake, The Slap, The Home Song Stories), produced by Beth Frey (Next Stop Hollywood and Dr Sarmast’s Music School) and executive produced by Michael McMahon (Next Stop Hollywood and The Slap).
Nowhere Boys is a nominee at the 2014 TV Week Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Children’s Drama and recently won the 2014 AACTA Award for Best Children’s Television Drama Series. It has also been shortlisted as a finalist at the Prix Jeunesse International 2014.