Gay comedian and writer Benjamin Law’s SBS series The Family Law has been picked up for a second season.
The 34-year-old created and wrote the series based on his memoir of the same name, and the show explores his teenage years living with his “heartwarming, dysfunctional family” in Queensland.
It screened earlier this year and was the highest viewed program on SBS On Demand throughout its first season. The premiere of the first episode on Facebook attracted 1.1 million viewers.
“One of the most satisfying things about season one of The Family Law was seeing how many audience members – Asian and non-Asian Australian alike – felt their own families were finally reflected back at them,” Benjamin said.
“We’re excited to be putting a 90% Asian-Australian cast on TV again, and picking right up from where we left the Laws.
“Once again, we’re looking forward to making people laugh as much as they cry from their hearts breaking – partly, because we’re mean, but ultimately because that’s what family’s about, really.”
Filming will begin on The Family Law’s second season in Queensland later this year and it’ll screen on SBS in 2017.
— SBS Australia (@SBS) June 26, 2016
— Benjamin Law (@mrbenjaminlaw) June 27, 2016