The Family Law returning to SBS for second season

“This bold and clever show really resonated with Australian families and audiences”

Matchbox Pictures’ The Family Law is returning to SBS for a second season this June.

After a summer to remember, Jenny Law and Danny Law have amicably parted ways, and a wiser, more-mature Benjamin now understands that sometimes, parents just work better apart.

Season two of The Family Law will be even more painful, hilarious and poignant than the first. With more gasp-inducing honesty and hair-raising Jenny-isms, SBS is saying welcome back to the post-nuclear family you know and love, where membership sometimes feels like a sentence.

SBS Director of Television and Online Content Marshall Heald said:

“After a hugely successful award-winning first season, we’re thrilled to be back with a second season of this original and uniquely SBS series. Season one of this bold and clever show really resonated with Australian families and audiences.

“Bringing this fantastically diverse cast back to our TV screens for a second season enables us to explore and navigate through the next chapter of their lives – doing it all in the hilariously lovable family Law style.

Based on Benjamin Law’s hit memoir of the same name, the critically acclaimed first series was awarded ‘Best Casting in a TV Comedy (Casting Guild of Australia)’ and ‘Comedy Series Production of the Year (SPA Award)’ – it also earned two AACTA nominations.

With the aim of engaging even more Australians, the new season of the much loved comedy drama will once again be available with simplified Chinese subtitles, in addition to Korean and Vietnamese subtitled versions, via SBS On Demand for viewers to watch anytime on their favourite device.

The Family Law is developed and produced by Matchbox Pictures (The Slap, Nowhere Boys, Glitch) in association with Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and SBS.

The Family Law season two is executive produced by Tony Ayres and Debbie Lee (Matchbox Pictures), produced by Julie Eckersley and Sophie Miller (Matchbox Pictures), and co-produced by Andy Walker (Matchbox Pictures). The show is also executive produced by SBS’s Sue Masters

Directed by Ben Chessell (Offspring, Rush, Dance Academy), along with Sophie Miller (directed episode 4), the show is written by Benjamin Law, Kirsty Fisher and Lawrence Leung.

The new six-part series premieres on Thursday June 15 at 8.30pm on SBS.

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