Foxtel has announced the sixth season of the Australian drama A Place To Call Home will be the final chapter of the Australian period drama with the 10-episode season taking the characters into 1960.
Series creator Bevan Lee said: “Season six truly completes my vision for the series. I promise to bring the show to its finale on a wave of tears, laughter and most importantly, closure.”
Foxtel’s executive director of television Brian Walsh said: “Simply put, A Place to Call Home is one of the finest pieces of drama ever produced for Australian television. The series will be long remembered for its captivating narrative, outstanding performances and world class production values. Foxtel is proud to have been its home for the past four seasons and there is no doubt that it will be missed.
“A Place to Call Home was a series that was saved by its fans and so the journey of this, the final chapter, is a very important one. It was imperative for us that the series retain its integrity and that we would bring the series to a close at its natural story point and that is what everyone who loves the show can expect,” he said.
Foxtel’s head of drama Penny Win added: “At Foxtel we have loved bringing this series to audiences and we know that it will be a beautiful closing chapter created by Bevan Lee, and the amazing cast and crew.”
Seven’s head of drama Julie McGauran said: “Seven Studios is once again delighted to partner with Foxtel to bring this stunning series to a defining and memorable ending.”
The Final Chapter production is led by producer Chris Martin-Jones, written by Bevan Lee and Katherine Thomson, with directors Jeremy Sims, Catherine Millar, and Amanda Brotchie. Director of photography is 2017 ACS Winner Henry Pierce. Production Design is led by 2017 AACTA winner Fiona Donovan. Hair and makeup are led by Wizzy Molineaux. Costume is led by 2017 APDG winner Lisa Meagher.
A Place to Call Home: The Final Chapter will air from August 2018 on Foxtel’s showcase and streamed on Foxtel Now.