Australia’s ‘Bay of Fires’ Reignited for Second Season

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Australia’s ‘Bay of Fires’ Reignited for Second Season

Tasmania-set crime-drama series “Bay of Fires” is to be reignited for a second season.

The show sees a single mother, portrayed by Marta Dusseldorp, forced into a witness protection program that relocates her and her family to a remote location in Tasmania. There they are surrounded by a community of suspicious and criminally-minded individuals.

The second season gives her a glimmer of hope. After months in which time nobody has tried to kill her, the woman finds herself in a position of influence. But she needs to juggle a host of new problems, some of which are of her own making.

The writing team is headed by Andrew Knight (“The Artful Dodger,” “Rake,” “Jack Irish”) and Max Dann (“Siam Sunset,” “Spotswood,” “Dance Academy”), Romina Accurso (“The Heights,” “Wellmania”), Josephine Dee Barrett (“Love Child,” “Wonderland”) and Hannah Samuel (“The PM’s Daughter”).

The show is an Archipelago Productions and Fremantle Australia production for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It has major production investment from the ABC and Screen Australia, in association with Screen Tasmania and VicScreen. International sales by Fremantle.

Season two of “Bay of Fires” will air on ABC TV and ABC iview in 2025.

The show’s producers are Fiona McConaghy and Dusseldorp. Executive producers are Brett Popplewell, Greg Sitch and Andrew Knight. The ABC’s executive producers are Rachel Okine and Louise Smith.

“Garnering a legion of fans in 2023, ‘Bay of Fires’ was ABC’s number one Australian drama series. Featuring an array of quirky characters, twisty plotlines and the stunning backdrop of the Tasmanian wilderness,” said Okine, ABC head of scripted.

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