Foxtel’s Logie-winning drama A Place to Call Home will end with its upcoming sixth season.
Filming began today on the final 10 episodes, billed as “The Final Chapter,” with returning cast Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst, Brett Climo, Abby Earl, Craig Hall, Sara Wiseman, Tim Draxl, Frankie J Holden, Deborah Kennedy, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood and David Berry.
The closure marks 4 seasons on the Subscription TV platform, after Foxtel responded to a fan-led campaign to rescue the show after Seven axed the series at 2 seasons. It won a 2017 Logie as Most Outstanding Drama continues to attract international fans and screens to 120 countries worldwide.
Series Creator, Bevan Lee said: “Season 6 truly completes my vision for the series. I promise to bring the show to its finale on a wave of tears, laughter and most importantly, closure.”
Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh said: “Simply put, A Place to Call Home is one of the finest pieces of drama ever produced for Australian television. The series will be long remembered for its captivating narrative, outstanding performances and world class production values. Foxtel is proud to have been its home for the past four seasons and there is no doubt that it will be missed.
“A Place to Call Home was a series which was saved by its fans and so the journey of this, the final chapter, is a very important one. It was imperative for us that the series retain its integrity and that we would bring the series to a close at its natural story point and that is what everyone who loves the show can expect,” he said.
Foxtel’s Head of Drama, Penny Win said: “At Foxtel we have loved bringing this series to audiences and we know that it will be a beautiful closing chapter created by Bevan Lee, and the amazing cast and crew.”
Seven’s Head of Drama, Julie McGauran said: “Seven Studios is once again delighted to partner with Foxtel to bring this stunning series to a defining and memorable ending.”
The final season, set in 1960, will air on Showcase from August.
The Final Chapter production is led by Producer Chris Martin-Jones, written by Bevan Lee and Katherine Thomson, with directors Jeremy Sims, Catherine Millar, and Amanda Brotchie. Director of Photography is 2017 ACS Winner, Henry Pierce. Production Design is led by 2017 AACTA winner Fiona Donovan. Hair and Make Up is led by Wizzy Molineaux. Costume is led by 2017 APDG winner Lisa Meagher.