Locally owned streaming service Stan has today announced the original series Bump has been commissioned for a second season.
The comedy/drama, which reunites the team behind Love My Way has achieved Stan’s biggest ever premiere figures, breaking all-time viewing records for any local or international series on Stan since its launch on New Years Day.
The critically-acclaimed drama, which received glowing media reviews, has now commenced development for a second season, with filming to commence later in 2021.
The announcement comes at a time when Stan is investing heavily in local content as the streamer looks to distinguish itself from the international competition. The Nine owned streaming service has confirmed plans to reach 30 original productions per annum within the next five years.
Claudia Karvan, star, co-creator and producer, said:
“Bump is the show we needed now – a show that is authentic, full of heart and humour and is testament to our resilience.
“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.”
Nick Forward, Stan’s Chief Content Officer, said
“Stan Original Series Bump has really resonated with Stan’s audience; with the show delivering record-breaking streaming numbers.
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.”
Bump is a 10-part drama series that centres around Oly, an ambitious and high-achieving teenage girl who has a surprise baby; and the complications that ensue for two families. 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.
The bold and fresh series stars Claudia Karvan (Stan’s The Other Guy), who leads as Oly’s
mother and also acts as producer.
Claudia is joined by Angus Sampson (Fargo), along with a diverse cast of fresh and exciting talent including, Nathalie Morris, Carlos Sanson Jnr, Catalina Palma, Safia Arain, Paula Garcia, Ioane Saula, Peter Thurnwald and Ricardo Scheihing Vasquez.
The Stan original series is produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond (Stan’s Romper Stomper, Australian Gangster) and reunites Claudia Karvan with her fellow Love My Way producer John Edwards (Stan’s Romper Stomper, The Secret Life of Us). The series is also produced by Dan Edwards (Stan’s Romper Stomper).
Season one of the sharply funny and fast-paced relationship drama is directed by Geoff
Bennett (Stan’s Wolf Creek), Gracie Otto (Stan’s The Other Guy) and Leticia Caceres (The
True History of Billie the Kid).
The series is created and co-written by Kelsey Munro; with the writing team also consisting of Jessica Tuckwell, Timothy Lee, Mithila Gupta and Steven Arriagada.
Bump is produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond. Season 1 received major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Stan. Financed with support from Screen NSW. ITV Studios will manage international sales.