Nine Entertainment-owned Stan has reported record audiences watching its new Australian original Bump. Because of the audience surge, Stan has ordered more Bump from production house Roadshow Rough Diamond.
The series, which reunites the team behind Love My Way – producer John Edwards and star Claudia Karvan – has broken viewing records for Stan since its launch on New Year’s Day.
Development of the second season has now started with filming to commence later this year as Stan has ordered more Bump.
Claudia Karvan, star, co-creator and producer, said: “Bump is the show we needed now – a show that is authentic, full of heart and humour and is testament to our resilience.
“We all are champing at the bit to get back into the story room and bring these characters to life again. Stan has been the ultimate collaborator and we’re looking forward to working together again.”
Bump has really resonated with Stan’s audience
Nick Forward, Stan’s chief content officer, explained why Stan has ordered more Bump: “The series has really resonated with Stan’s audience, with the show delivering record-breaking streaming numbers. The 10-part drama is raw, honest, heartbreaking, thoughtful, funny and fresh – and something I think Australian’s have really connected with.
“We’re really looking forward to bringing fans of the show a second season, and working with Claudia Karvan, John and Dan Edwards, Kelsey Munro and the team, to see where the journey of Oly, Santi and baby J takes us.”
Stan has ordered more Bump: The 10-part drama that centres around Oly, an ambitious and high-achieving teenage girl who has a surprise baby; and the complications that ensue for two families. Set in and around a high school in contemporary inner Sydney and following the main characters home, Bump explores unexpected motherhood, unwelcome new relatives, and unintended consequences.
Who’s who in the hit series
The series stars Claudia Karvan (Stan’s The Other Guy), who leads as Oly’s mother and also acts as series producer. Karvan is joined by Angus Sampson (Fargo), along with a diverse cast of new talent including, Nathalie Morris, Carlos Sanson Jnr, Catalina Palma, Safia Arain, Paula Garcia, Ioane Saula, Peter Thurnwald and Ricardo Scheihing Vasquez.
The Stan Original Series is produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond (Stan’s Romper Stomper, Australian Gangster) and reunites Claudia Karvan with her fellow Love My Way producer John Edwards (Stan’s Romper Stomper, The Secret Life of Us).
Season one of the relationship drama is directed by Geoff Bennett (Stan’s Wolf Creek), Gracie Otto (Stan’s The Other Guy) and Leticia Caceres (The True History of Billie the Kid). The series is created and co-written by Kelsey Munro with the writing team also consisting of Jessica Tuckwell, Timothy Lee, Mithila Gupta and Steven Arriagada.
Stan Original Series Bump is produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond. Season 1 received major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Stan. Financed with support from Screen NSW. ITV Studios manages international sales.
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Main photo: Nathalie Morris (Oly) and Santi (Carlos Sanson Jnr) on set