Two key ABC shows not confirmed as returning at ABC’s Upfront were Bay of Fires and Mother & Son.
However each is heading into a second season development.
Chief Content Officer Chris Oliver-Taylor said of Mother & Son, “The numbers were okay, I think we would have liked a bit more, but this is one of the most iconic ABC shows of all time. I want the show to have the respect it deserves and see if we can find an audience across two series. Now, whether it will finance or whether it will creatively develop, I don’t know.
“But we want to at least give it the best shot, potentially for 2025, but not 2024.”
Bay of Fires is also expecting a second season, if not yet formally renewed.
“Bay of Fires is our most successful Aussie drama of the year, we are committed to series 2 and as long as our financial partners are able to support the show, then we hope to bring Bay of Fires to Australian audiences in early ’25,” he added.
Star and co-creator Marta Dusseldorp is currently in production on SA film With or Without You by writer / director Kelly Schilling.