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Content Canada 2019

Axed Oz drama wins reprieve

Australian period drama A Place to Call Home reportedly has found a new home five months after being cancelled by Seven Network.

Pay platform Foxtel is set to announce it has commissioned a third season of the 1950s-set show, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

In June, Seven confirmed the show would conclude at the end of season two, explaining that it was a programming rather than a creative decision. The ratings were healthy but audiences skewed heavily to the older demographic, which the network does not chase.

Angry fans mounted Save A Place to Call Home campaigns, drawing support from viewers in the US, UK, Brazil, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada and India after Endemol Worldwide Distribution sold the series internationally.

Created by Bevan Lee (Winners & Losers, Packed to the Rafters), the show was produced in-house by Seven Productions and stars Marta Dusseldorp, Brett Climo and Noni Hazlehurst.

The plot focuses on a woman with a mysterious past who gets involved in the lives of a wealthy family in country New South Wales after the Second World War. Key cast members are reportedly ready to reunite for the third season.

Foxtel indicated it would make no announcements on programming for 2015 until its upfronts on October 30. Seven declined to comment.

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