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The first look behind the scenes of The Family Law season 2
By
Bianca Soldani

5 Oct 2016 - 3:02 PM  UPDATED 6 Oct 2016 - 12:11 PM

The cast of The Family Law have reunited in Brisbane for their first read through of season two.

Creator and writer Benjamin Law was on hand to ensure things didn’t get too rowdy, and he brought his real life mother Jenny and sister Michele along with him.

While Benjamin was all too happy to share of photo of his real and on-camera mums literally at each others' throats, behind the scenes the women shared a little private time together to help actress Fiona Choi get into character.

Keen to mimic the matriarch's natural way of speaking, Fiona and Jenny sat down to read out a few lines from the script, enabling Fiona to better match her accent and vocal rhythm.

The Law children meanwhile - played by Trystan Go, Karina Lee, Vivian Wei, George Zhao and Shuang Hu - have grown up quite a bit since filming on season one wrapped up last year, but have by no means lost touch.

Having grown into something of their own family off-screen, producer Julie Eckersley told SBS they shared a natural chemistry as they went through the new script together.

They also enjoyed a "family" dinner afterwards with Benjamin's other real life siblings Tammy and Andrew, as well as new director Ben Chessell. 

Picking up where season one left off, the next chapter of the family drama is due to explore new ambitions and romances as it follows a slightly older and wiser Benjamin as he finally gets used to his parents living apart.

The series is being developed by SBS and Matchbox Pictures in association with Screen Queensland and Screen Australia.