BBC and Stan original ‘Ten Pound Poms’ returning for second series, filming set to begin in NSW

Michelle Keegan stars as Kate Thorne in Stan original series, Ten Pound Poms

Filming in NSW starts mid-February with global distribution by Sony and production support from Curio.

Stan and BBC have announced the renewal of the Stan Original drama series Ten Pound Poms for a second season, building upon the its runaway success in both Australia and the UK.

The show, produced by Eleven and created by BAFTA award-winning Danny Brocklehurst, will see the return of lead actors Michelle Keegan (Fool Me Once, Brassic), Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones, Black Mirror) and Warren Brown (The Responder, Luther).

Warren Brown stars as Terry Roberts with Faye Marsay as Annie Roberts in BBC and Stan Original series Ten Pound Poms

A co-production filmed in New South Wales between BBC and Stan,Ten Pound Poms follows a group of British immigrants seeking a new life in Australia in the post-war era. Season one received recognition at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, winning two Golden Nymph awards for Best Series and Best Actor for Warren Brown’s portrayal of Terry.

Season two, directed by Australia’s Ana Kokkinos (Fires, The Hunting) and the UK’s Tom McKay (Jerk, Bloods), will delve even deeper into the characters’ experiences as they navigate the challenges and promises of their new homeland in 1957.

Rob Collins stars as Ron in BBC and Stan Original series Ten Pound Poms

Rob Collins stars as Ron

Brocklehurst 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.”

Producer Joel Wilson added, “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.”

See also: Stan Original Series Ten Pound Poms gets first look trailer and air date

Top Image: Michelle Keegan (as Kate Thorne)

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