NITV has renewed Family Rules, its observational series about a WA Indigenous family, in which Daniella Rule is a single mother of 9 daughters.
The series debuted in January, documenting the lives of sisters including Hannah, Jessica, Aleisha, Sharna, Kelly, Kiara and Shenika.
NITV’s Channel Manager, Tanya Orman said: “We are so excited to welcome Family Rules back to NITV and to catch up on the sister’s lives as they navigate their way through adolescence and adulthood. The program showcases contemporary Indigenous family life and lets our audience feel part of the family through this personal observational documentary series.”
Filming of six half hour episodes begins in October and the series will air on NITV in late 2018.
Family Rules is developed by Metamorflix and Karla Hart Enterprises, with support from NITV, Screen Australia, Screenwest and Lotterywest. The series is Directed and Co-Executive Produced by Karla Hart and Executive Produced by Renee Kennedy.
Senior Manager of Documentary at Screen Australia Liz Stevens, said: “Season one of Family Rules provided insight to an incredibly strong family unit with no less than nine ambitious, passionate and highly relatable young Indigenous women who challenged stereotypes and charmed audiences. We are delighted to see the return of this all-female creative led team, and support NITV for another season as they continue to expand their content offering with this contemporary documentary series.”
Chief Executive of Screenwest, Ian Booth said: “A second season of Family Rules will not only continue to bring an entertaining and inspiring Western Australian story of strong, independent Indigenous women to a national audience, but also continue to provide value professional experience to our screen industry practitioners.
“A returnable series allows a creative team to grow from strength to strength and I congratulate Karla Hart, Metamorflix and all involved in the production.”