There’s nothing like backing your own horse and buoyant Block producers are doing just that with word today that they are already on the look out for their next site.
We’re only two episodes in to the current season, but the numbers have rebounded (especially after the horrendous Reno Rumble season) and the feedback, particularly on the casting, is strong.
“Yeah, we are looking for the next one,” co-creator and executive producer Julian Cress told The Daily Telegraph.
“I’m fairly confident that we will please our audience … and we’ll get to make another series.”
It can also take a long time to secure a suitable site, partly the reason why the show moved from the first to fourth quarter.
Nine will lead its 2017 programming year with an extended version of Married at First Sight, produced by Endemol Shine (the first three seasons have been produced in-house at Nine). The Fennessy brothers are also masters at expanding franchises, notably The Biggest Loser and MasterChef Australia. Expect MAFS to run more nights next year.
Whether The Block can find that elusive beach house it desperately craves or even better, gets out of Melbourne for a while, remains to be seen.