A Place to Call Home Cancelled by Channel 7

Marta Dusseldorp and Noni Hazelhurst. Souce: Provided
Marta Dusseldorp and Noni Hazelhurst. Souce: Provided

Showing that even with strong ratings, nothing is safe, Channel 7 have officially announced period drama A Place to Call Home will not be returning for a third season.

“Starring Marta Dusseldorp and Noni Hazlehurst and set in rural Australia in the 1950s, A Place to Call Home is a sweeping drama of one woman’s journey to heal her soul and of a privileged family’s confrontation with a changing era.  A romantic saga based in the fictional town of Inverness – home to the Bligh family estate Ash Park – with a landscape as vast and dramatic as the people who live there.”

The Age reported only 5 days ago that even when ticking all the boxes (critical and public acclaim plus impressive ratings) any options to keep actors on the show past season two had ‘lapsed weeks ago’ leaving most to think the inevitable was coming.  Could explain why star Abby Earl (who plays Anna Bligh) stated that while in LA this month, she will be hunting HBO pilots and is also in line for the Heath Ledger Scholarship.

Fans can at least walk away knowing they’ll get to see the remaining episodes of season 2 on channel 7.

A Place to Call Home continues Sunday night, 8:40pm on Channel 7