Renewed: Ten Pound Poms

Aussie-UK period drama by Danny Brocklehurst to film in NSW later this month.

As previously tipped by TV Tonight, Australian-UK co-production Ten Pound Poms has been renewed for a second season by Stan / BBC.

Filming of the series written and created by Danny Brocklehurst will take place in NSW from mid-February.

Set to reprise their roles are Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown.

Also returning are Australian actors Rob Collins as Ron, Leon Ford as Bill, Declan Coyle as Stevie, Stephen Curry as JJ, Hattie Hook as Pattie, Finn Treacy as Peter, Emma Hamilton as Sheila and Cheree Cassidy as Marlene.

Danny Brocklehurst, writer, creator and Executive Producer said: “The positive viewer response to Ten Pound Poms was a true delight. We tapped into a little known part of our recent history and told stories which reflected the realities of the real Poms that made the trip. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be teaming again with the BBC, Stan and Eleven to continue our characters’ adventure down under.”

Joel Wilson, Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Eleven said: “I fell in love with Australia last season, so I’m delighted to be heading back there with Danny, Faye, Michelle and Warren to reunite with our fabulous director Ana and our wonderful cast and crew, as well as welcoming Tom into the fold.”

Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama said: “We’re delighted to take BBC viewers back to Australia for more sunshine with Ten Pound Poms series two. With Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown returning to lead the cast, and some fantastic new characters and stories from the brilliant Danny Brocklehurst, there’s so much more for our ‘Poms’ to discover Down Under…”

Cailah Scobie, Stan Chief Content Officer said: “We look forward to partnering with BBC, Eleven and the incredible creatives who produced an outstanding and compelling first season. Ten Pound Poms is another example of Stan’s commitment to authentic Australian screen stories which resonate with audiences across Australia and around the globe. We are so excited to welcome back our beloved characters alongside the new cast in their search for the Australian dream.”

Season one of Ten Pound Poms followed a group of Brits leaving dreary post-war Britain to embark on a life-changing adventure on the other side of the world. After a challenging first year in Australia, season two will follow nurse Kate Thorne (Michelle Keegan) and the Roberts family (led by Faye Marsay and Warren Brown) into 1957 on their adventure down under, as they are determined to make this new country everything they hoped it would be for a fresh start. Will Kate, Terry and Annie finally get a slice of the Australian dream they were promised?

Season two of Ten Pound Poms will also introduce some exciting new characters, including the Skinner family, fresh off the boat from Ireland and the unscrupulous land-lord Benny Bates. But will these new characters bring some sunshine into our returning characters’ lives…or just more drama?

Series one of Ten Pound Poms was awarded two Golden Nymphs at the 62nd Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival for Best Series, and Best Actor, for Warren Brown’s portrayal of Terry.

Ten Pound Poms is produced by Eleven and is a co-production between Stan and BBC and on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK. Gaynor Holmes for the BBC and Cailah Scobie and Donna Chang for Stan, executive produce the series. Joel Wilson, Olivia Trench and Jamie Campbell executive produce for Eleven, and Sophie Williams will co-executive produce the series. Danny Brocklehurst is the creator and writer and also executive produces. Producer is Australia’s Karl Zwicky. Joining Danny Brocklehurst on the writing team is Australia’s Ryan Griffen (Cleverman) alongside Smita Bhide (The Indian Detective).

Season two is directed by Australia’s Ana Kokkinos (Fires, The Hunting) and the UK’s Tom McKay (Jerk, Bloods). Sony Pictures Television (SPT) will distribute the series worldwide. Curio Pictures is providing production services in Australia.

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