Following the success of the first series, ABC3 has commissioned a second installment of the award-winning teen action-adventure series, Nowhere Boys.
The second series will begin pre-production next month, with filming scheduled to commence in Melbourne late June.
Having found their way home, the Nowhere Boys (Jake, Sam, Andy and Felix) soon discover that the adventure hasn't stopped just because they're back and that they aren't the only ones who crossed back into this universe.
Returning for series 2 are the four lead boys: Joel Lok (AFI nominee and IF Best Actor winner; The Home Song Stories) as Andy; Dougie Baldwin (ABC TV’s Upper Middle Bogan) as Felix; Rahart Adams (Every Witch Way, Neighbours) as Sam; and Matthew Testro (Eden).
Nowhere Boys series 2 is produced by Matchbox Pictures with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Film Victoria. The series is being sold internationally by NBCUniversal and in Australia and New Zealand by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation. The series is created and produced by Tony Ayres (Cut Snake, The Slap, The Home Song Stories), produced by Beth Frey (Next Stop Hollywood and Dr Sarmast’s Music School) and executive produced by Michael McMahon (Next Stop Hollywood and The Slap).
Deirdre Brennan, ABC TV Controller of Children's Television, said: "Our ABC3 audience was thoroughly enthralled in the mystery of the Nowhere Boys and we are excited to work with Matchbox Pictures again on the highly anticipated second series."
"It's rare to be given an opportunity to produce a high concept children's TV series like Nowhere Boys. It's a show that Matchbox is tremendously proud of, and we're thrilled that the adventure will continue in series 2," said Series Creator Tony Ayres, Matchbox Pictures.
Across all first-run and repeat episodes on ABC3, Nowhere Boys reached 358,000 viewers each episode (metro and regional) as well as a total of 839,000 plays via iview and ABC3 WatchNow.*
Nowhere Boys is a nominee at the 2014 TV Week Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Children's Drama and recently won the 2014 AACTA Award for Best Children's Television Drama Series. It has also been shortlisted as a finalist at the Prix Jeunesse International 2014.
*Source: OzTam Consolidated Data; Regional Tam Consolidated Data; Webtrends