Hardball has been renewed for a second season by ABC ME.
10 new episodes will be produced by Northern Pictures, which recently picked up awards from Prix Jeunesse Foundation in Munich and Rockie Awards in Banff.
The series centres around Mikey and his mates who are set on being the greatest handball champions Western Sydney’s ever seen.
In the new season, Mikey and the gang try to win the state doubles handball tournament, before they reach the end of primary school and experience all the change that comes with it.
Series 2 sees the return of directors Darren Ashton and Fadia Abboud, creators and writers Matt Zeremes and Guy Edmonds, along with producer Joe Weatherstone and executive producers Catherine Nebauer, Bernadette O’Mahony, Jan Stradling and Mary-Ellen Mullane.
Also joining the creative team are writers Amy Stewart (Drop Dead Weird) and Nazeem Hussain (Orange is the New Brown).
It is commissioned by the ABC and financed with support from Screen Australia, Screen NSW, and distributed by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.