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A Place to Call Home Finds a New Home

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

Fans wanted it and now fans are getting it.  Axed channel 7 drama A Place to Call Home, which was suddenly cancelled after just one and a half seasons is back, but this time, on PayTV.

Foxtel, in a deal with Channel 7, are resurrecting the popular cancelled drama for at least a further two seasons after hearing the cries from fans annoyed at the shows cancellation.  While the show was a hit for the network, production costs saw Channel 7 make the decision not to continue with the show, much to the dismay of fans.

Foxtel executive director of television, Brian Walsh, said in a statement today: “A Place to Call Home is Australia’s most loved drama series and has captured the hearts of millions of fans across the country. We are proud to partner with the Seven Network on this landmark deal and ensure that audiences can continue to enjoy this beautifully crafted and elegantly produced series for a further two seasons.

“The Seven Network has produced Australian television’s most successful drama series of all time and we are delighted to partner with the highly experienced creative team at Seven, who will now work their magic for Foxtel subscribers.”

Fans will also be happy to hear that series originals Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst, Brett Climo and Craig Hall will all returning to the new series!

A Place to Call Home is expected to return to our screens sometime in 2015 on the SoHo Channel via Foxtel.

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