Australian streaming service Stan has announced a second season has been ordered for Original Series Bump.
The drama-comedy series has been enjoying strong reviews and, according to Stan, record-breaking viewing numbers since the first season launched on New Year’s Day.
“Bump is the show we needed now – a show that is authentic, full of heart and humour and is testament to our resilience,” said Claudia Karvan, star (as Oly’s mother, Angie), co-creator and producer of the series.
“We all are champing at the bit to get back into the story room and bring these characters to life again. Stan have been the ultimate collaborators and we’re looking forward to working together again.”
Said Nick Forward, Stan’s Chief Content Officer: “The 10-part drama is raw, honest, heartbreaking, thoughtful, funny and fresh – and something I think Australian’s have really connected with. We’re really looking forward to bringing fans of the show a second season, and working with Claudia Karvan, John and Dan Edwards, Kelsey Munro and the team, to see where the journey of Oly, Santi and baby J takes us.”
The show’s first 10-episode season introduced ambitious and high-achieving teenager Oly (played by Nathalie Morris), whose life takes quite the turn when she has a surprise baby. Set in and around a high school in contemporary inner Sydney and following the main characters home, Bump explores unexpected motherhood, unwelcome new relatives, and unintended consequences with humour and emotional honesty.
Development is currently underway for Bump season 2, with filming set to commence sometime in 2021.