In most cases when Producers make television dramas they genuinely don’t know if a show will get picked up. With the best of intentions they usually write an ending that has a sense of closure but hints at more if the network showers them with good news.
That’s exactly what we saw last night.
In the case of this critically-praised show from Endemol, it has been airing on a struggling network, which adds to the complexity.
Co-producer John Edwards told TV Tonight, the future may be unclear but it’s largely due to the availability of the creative team.
“Creatively, obviously Imogen (Banks, producer) and I would love to do more as would Alice (Bell, writer) and Tony (McNamara, writer) who are really the driving force.”
Tony McNamara has a US film project in the pipeline which may impact on his immediate availability for a third season.
“The voice of the show comes from those two people,” Edwards explained.
“I believe we would go again, because I believe TEN would be well disposed to go again. I can’t speak for them but certainly there is a enormous affection for the show.”
Season Two, which was created beyond the storylines of the original novel, ended with the dramatic high of Debbie (Ashleigh Cummings) and Sue (Brenna Harding) leaving home.
But it doesn’t necessarily signal the end for the pair.
“We have plans for what happens after they leave the Shire. We planned that a year ago,” said Edwards.
A renewal for TEN may not come immediately but as one of the network’s best dramas, let’s hope the stars align for a third season.