Season 2 of Redfern Now to begin filming May 1
After a critically acclaimed and award winning first season, a second season of Redfern Now is set to start shooting next month.
Good luck to Blackfella Films, Wayne Blair, Deborah Mailman, Leah Purcell and all those in front of and behind the camera!
Sally Riley, Head of ABC TV’s Indigenous Department said: “Redfern Now season two will again be a highlight in ABC Television’s schedule, with favourite characters returning, new families with dilemmas that will touch the hearts of audiences, and the wonderful storytelling by Australia’s leading Indigenous creatives.”
According to the ABC, Season one characters returning are those portrayed by Wayne Blair, this year’s Most Outstanding Actress Logie winner, Deborah Mailman, Ursula Yovich, Lisa Flanagan, Stephen Curry, Dean Daley Jones and the AACTA Award-winning Leah Purcell. They will be joined by Aaron Pederson, Craig McLachlan, Meyne Wyatt, Ernie Dingo, Steve Bisley, Sarah Woods and Tammy Clarkson.
The powerful, heartbreaking and uplifting stories of the second six-hour season have been written by Leah Purcell, Wayne Blair, John Bell, Adrian Russell Wills and the AACTA Award-winning Steven McGregor, and will be directed by Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell, Rachel Perkins, Beck Cole and Adrian Russell Wills.
Redfern Now is produced by Blackfella Films’ Darren Dale and Miranda Dear, and presented by ABC TV and Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW. Miranda Dear said “We are so thrilled to have attracted a cast and crew of this calibre. It is a testament to the power of the writing, the resonance of the stories and the success of the first season.”
2013 AACTA Awards:
Best Lead Actress in a TV drama went to Leah Purcell.
Best Screenplay in Television went to Steven McGregor.
2013 Logie Awards:
Redfern Now took home The Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series.
The Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent went to Shari Sebbens.
Pictured is Wayne Blair and Shari Sebbens attending the Australians in Film screening of The Sapphires at Los Angeles Film School on March 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.