BINGE today announced that LOVE ME – the first Australian-made original, commissioned by the Foxtel Group for the BINGE streaming service has been renewed for Season 2.
The drama series that debuted on Boxing Day 2021 with all six-episodes, was a break-out hit becoming BINGE’s most-watched Australian series of all time.
LOVE ME is also the most nominated drama series at this year’s Logie Awards which will be held Sunday (19 June), with seven nominations including Most Outstanding Series and Most Popular Drama Series.
Directed by celebrated Australian director Emma Freeman (Stateless, Secret City, Glitch), LOVE ME follows three different members from The Mathiesons family as they experience love at distinct times of their lives. Clara (Bojana Novakovic, I, Tonya, Birds of Prey, Instinct, Shameless, Satisfaction); Glen (Hugo Weaving); and Aaron (William Lodder, Wakefield).
Weaving, Novakovic and Lodder, lead a cast that includes, Bob Morley (The 100) as Peter, Heather Mitchell (The Unusual Suspects, Palm Beach, Upright) as Anita, Sarah Peirse (Stateless, Sweet Tooth, The Letdown) as Christine, Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven, The Beautiful Lie) as Sacha, Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty) as Ella, and Mitzi Ruhlmann (The Code) as Jesse.
Alison Hurbert-Burns, BINGE Executive Director, said: “On the eve of the 2022 Logie Awards, where LOVE ME has been recognised with seven nominations, we are thrilled to confirm a second season is on its way.
“LOVE ME had an incredible response from Australian viewers who have resonated with this modern story of love, life and loss. We are excited to work with the talented creatives and cast, along with our production partner Warner Bros. to bring the next chapter of LOVE ME to life and look forward to being back on set in Melbourne.”
Michael Brooks, Managing Director, Warner Bros. International Television Australia, said: “LOVE ME is a reflection of the complex family dynamics many Australians experience in real life, which is why audiences have embraced this beautifully crafted series. All credit goes to our brilliant cast and our incredibly talented writers and crew. We are thrilled BINGE has commissioned Season 2 of LOVE ME, life for the Mathiesons family is about to get even more complicated.”