Matchbox Pictures is preparing a second series of Glitch, the supernatural drama created by Tony Ayres and Louise Fox.

Directed by Emma Freeman, the first series did not grab a huge linear audience but drew impressive numbers on catch-up viewing. All six episodes were made available on iview immediately after the first episode’s broadcast premiere.

The average 5-city consolidated audience was 693,000 but there were 1.2 million plays on iview (at an average of 197,000 plays per episode), the most watched series on iview this year.

The show set in the fictional town of Yoorana ended with a cliffhanger as viewers knew the identities of the six people who had returned from the dead and how they died.

Left hanging were the questions: Why these six, and how were they resurrected?

Series two will go inside the gates of Noregard Pharmaceuticals and other mysterious places as the characters again explore the extremes of what it means to be alive.

The broadcaster won't forrmally greenlight another series until its next commissioning round but ABC head of fiction Carole Sklan said, “The audience response to this brilliant series has been remarkable. We are delighted to be working again with such a wonderfully creative team for this gripping second series.”

Ayres and Fox said, “We can’t wait to deliver on the promise of all those stories, keep all the thrills and spills coming and bring this drama to a satisfying conclusion.”

Production credits: A Matchbox Pictures production in association with ABC TV, Film Victoria and Screen Australia. Distributed by NBCUniversal. Created by Tony Ayres and Louise Fox. ABC TV executive producers Christopher Gist and Carole Sklan.

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