Season 2 of Logie-Award winning LOVE ME – the first Australian-made original, commissioned by the Foxtel Group for BINGE – has begun filming in Melbourne, Victoria.
The series, which was the most nominated drama at this year’s Logie Awards, sees the return of all the main cast, with several new characters emerging for Season 2.
With its exploration of modern love by different family members at three distinct times of life, Season 2 picks up the story of The Mathiesons family, with Hugo Weaving returning as Glenn, the father experiencing new love in his 60s; Bojana Novakovic, the highly successful, yet complicated Clara; and William Lodder, as Aaron, facing the complexities of love, and new responsibility.
They are joined again by Silver Logie award-winning Heather Mitchell as Anita; Bob Morley as Peter; Celia Pacquola as Sacha; Shalom Brune-Franklin as Ella;and Mitzi Ruhlmann as Jesse.
Season 2 of LOVE ME welcomes new director Bonnie Moir, one of Australia’s most exciting emerging creative talents.
Bonnie has worked with renowned Directors including Garth Davis on the award-winning feature film, Lion, Mary Magdalene and FOE and Glendyn Ivin on the critically acclaimed The Cry and Penguin Bloom. Bonnie’s short films include, We’re Not Here, which was executive produced by John Logan (Skyfall, Gladiator) and premiered at MIFFand Not Dark Yet featuring Richard Moir and Nick Denton.
BINGE Executive Director, Alison Hurbert-Burns, said: “We are thrilled to be back shooting in Melbourne for the next chapter of LOVE ME, with our incredible cast, and creative team.
“Season one resonated with Australian viewers and we can’t wait to pick up the story of The Mathiesons as they realise that with the euphoria of love, comes the complexities of relationships.”
Warner Bros. International Television Australia Managing Director, Michael Brooks, said: “We are so proud to begin production on LOVE ME Season two, off the back of our hugely successful debut series that connected so well with Australian audiences. All credit for the success of this stunning series goes to our unbelievably talented cast, our superb writing teams and our passionate, dedicated crew. I want to thank BINGE and the Foxtel Group for continuing to support and promote local drama.”
Production has now begun across various locations in Melbourne and regional Victoria. The series will be available to BINGE and FOXTEL customers.
Commissioned by the FOXTEL Group, distributed by DCD Rights in association with VicScreen, LOVE ME is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia. The series is produced by Nicole O’Donohue, with lead writers, Leon Ford and Tamara Asmar, with Adele Vuko and Celia Pacquola each penning an episode. Executive Producers are Michael Brooks, Hamish Lewis (Warner Bros. Australia) Brian Walsh, Alison Hurbert-Burns and Lana Greenhalgh (FOXTEL Group).