Hit ABC series Rosehaven to return later this year and make US debut

It’s the Australian comedy that got everybody talking. Rosehaven, the brainchild of Luke McGregor and Celia Paquola is set to begin production on its second series later this month.

The first season, set in a rural Tasmanian town followed McGregor’s character, Daniel, as he helps his best friend Emma (Paquola) after her honeymoon goes wrong. The 8-episode season garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences alike and was nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy Program at this year’s Logies.

The series is also set to premiere both seasons in the US on SundanceTV, following in the steps of fellow ABC critically acclaimed, sci-fi program Cleverman.

According to ABC, season two will see Daniel (McGregor) attempt to prove that he has what it takes to earn his place in the family business, and Emma (Pacquola) needs to decide whether small town life and its dangerously disinhibited locksmith (Damien, played by David Quirk) are enough for her.

Rosehaven will shoot in and around Hobart and the Huon Valley, with the continued support of Screen Tasmania and Victoria.

Series returners include Kris McQuade as Daniel’s fearsome mother Barbara; Katie Roberston as Daniel’s girlfriend Grace; Sam Cotton as Daniel’s bully Bruce; and Noela Foxtrot as the octogenarian receptionist Mrs. Marsh. Production wise, Season Two will also see Jonathan Brough and Shaun Wilson directing four episodes each.

Rosehaven season 2 will air on ABC TV and iView later in the year and will premiere on SundanceTV in the US at the same time.


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