For readers who have been wondering about more of Halifax: Retribution, there’s no decision yet from Nine.
With the costs of Drama production the show’s future may hinge on international sales.
Nine Programming Director Hamish Turner acknowledged, “One of the things people reacted to was it had a sense of scale and international production values, and that comes through having those deals.
“So yes, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head.”
The show was recently acquired in the USA for PBS Masterpiece Channel on Prime Video. Beyond Rights is handling international sales.
A return could still be in the offing for 2022, if not necessarily achievable for 2021 broadcast.
Nine will launch new drama Amazing Grace after the Australian Open with more Doctor Doctor after Easter.
Meanwhile Nine has also not yet announced any plans for Hamish & Andy after their Gap Year and Real Stories seasons. Hamish Blake is back with more Lego Masters while Andy Lee is bound for 10’s The Cube.
“We still have good relationships with both the guys,” says Turner. “Andy’s not exclusive to Channel 10, so we continue to talk with them.”