21 September 2017

Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor’s acclaimed comedy Rosehaven will return for a second season later this year.

The eight-episode season, created by, written by, and starring Pacquola and McGregor, will premiere not only in Australia on the ABC, but in the US on SundanceTV who have joined as co-producer for the second season. The series will also be streamed on SundanceNow in the US and Canada after its linear run.

“’When making our show in a small town in Tasmania, it’s hard to imagine, next stop Hollywood! But here we are. We are so excited about Rosehaven making it all the way to the US,” said Pacquola.

“The best thing about filming in Tasmania (apart from how nice it looks) is that I get to walk past my old high school where I got bullied, and yell at it every night: ‘I HAVE A TV SHOW NOW!!’ A lot of people have told me it’s not healthy but it’s a really long walk to get there so I disagree,” added McGregor.

Rosehaven premiered on ABC in October last year and people fell in love with Daniel, Emma and the rest of the weird and wonderful population of Rosehaven in small-town Tasmania, with the show fast becoming the ABC’s top rated comedy series for the year.

Rosehaven is a show very close to my heart – among my favourite comedies we’ve ever done at ABC. To bring it back for more and to an even bigger audience thanks to our US partners at SundanceTV is a wonderful honour”, said Rick Kalowski, Head of Comedy at the ABC.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the ABC to bring this amazing show not only back for a second season but also to US audiences,” added Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager of SundanceTV and SundanceNow.

Seasons one and two of Rosehaven will launch on SundanceTV in the final quarter of 2017. Season two will also premiere in Australia on ABC TV and iview in the final quarter of 2017.