Second season for Love Child

02 March, 2014 by Staff Writer

The Nine Network has commissioned a second series of Playmaker Media's Love Child after the premiere drew more than 4 million viewers across three airings.

Created by writer/producer Sarah Lambert, the drama is set in Kings Cross Hospital and an adjacent home for unwed mothers in 1969.


Jessica Marais (who plays midwife Joan Millar), Jonathan LaPaglia (Dr. Patrick McNaughton) and Mandy McElhinney (Matron Frances Bolton) will return for series two, which starts on New Year’s Eve 1970. 

Also returning are Ella Scott Lynch (Shirley Ryan), Sophie Hensser (Viv Maguire), Gracie Gilbert (Annie Carmichael) Harriet Dyer (Patricia Saunders) and Miranda Tapsell (Martha Tenant).

Shawn Seet, who was the set-up director on the first series, is on board for the second.  Nine’s Heads of Drama Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan said: “We are delighted with how Australian audiences have fallen in love with Love Child, and we are looking forward to working with Playmaker and this incredible cast in series two.”

Playmaker Media's David Taylor said, “Dream cast, lots of heart and authored character-driven drama… everyone at Playmaker can’t wait to revisit the world of Love Child for a second series.”

Pre-production on the new series will commence soon in Sydney.








  • Ann Goldspring

    I love this series to bits!! born in 1960 myself it brings back memories and my kids love it to. I am sure it would be a big in the U K as well, here’s hoping it can have a lot more series to come, well done to all.

  • Leanne

    Absolutely brilliant loved it!!! Hope the second series is on its way

  • michele

    Is there going to be a third and second season and what year are they going to be in

  • whitney

    i lovvvveee love child i could watch it 24/7 i am so sharrted that season 2 wont be starting till next year i pray to god please make more than two seasons i hope to see the seasons continue like the sons of anarchy please dont stop love child it will break alot of hearts at least make 8 to 9 ,10 seasons before u diced to stop and cut it to the end forever a fan whitney

  • Jessica

    That’s so annoying next year god can’t believe I gotta wait so long

  • Dorothy Legge

    Love this show.!!a

  • Toni

    I just loved watch love child just to see how things where done back then are unreal is just the best I can’t wait until season 2 comes out and I do hope there is more to come as it the best

  • Graeme Wakefield

    I just looved season 1 of love child … and I was just wondering when will season 2 premiere?

  • Jessica

    please let us know when the next season of love chil will air

  • Helena Hayes

    I tried to work out what I love about this show – and I concluded that its because all the characters (bar the man who raped Martha) are good in their own way. They are good people who are flawed like real people and we can relate to them as people we have known from our past.

  • Steph

    Love the first season of love child. Want to make sure I’m ready for series 2. What date is the new season going to start. Just hoping I don’t miss it!!

  • Emia Babekuhl

    What date is the second season of love child start on.😕

  • jo

    Why is Love Child finishing?
    NOT HAPPY!!!!