ABC is yet to formally announce a second season of Bay of Fires, but a second season has been in development for some time.
Screen Tasmania provided funding to develop a second season earlier this year.
“We have already seen the benefits from the first season of Bay of Fires, not only in terms of the broader economy, but also with increased employment for locals on the West Coast during a traditionally quieter time for businesses,” Elise Archer, Tasmania’s Minister for the Arts said.
Tasmania is enjoying a boost in local production of late with Deadloch, Alone Australia and Platypus Guardian.
Bay of Fires filmed predominantly in Queenstown, Zeehan and Strahan. The series co-created, produced by and starring Marta Dusseldorp, has been particularly strong in Total TV numbers for ABC.
“Our screen industry is a valuable contributor to our economy that supports jobs right around the State, and our ongoing screen investment has allowed our local industry to grow, resulting in the strongest level of back-to-back production activity in the State’s history.”