The documentary series with a twist, Family Rules is set to return to television screens for its second seasonwith more drama than ever before from the 10 Noongar ladies.
This time around we’re invited to follow the lives of matriarch, Daniella as she grapples with some of her daughters going through adolescence, while others seek advice on families of their own.
Hannah, Jessica, Aleisha, Sharna, Kelly and Kiara are the focus, while older sisters Shenika, Helen and Angela continue to be the paper to the glue.
“The program showcases contemporary Indigenous family life," Tanya Orman, NITV Channel Manager says.
It’s an exciting return for NITV, as we welcome back the show, providing viewers with a private insight into the sister’s lives as they navigate their way through growing up.
“The program showcases contemporary Indigenous family life and lets our audience feel part of the family through this personal observational documentary series.”
Senior Manager of Documentary at Screen Australia Liz Stevens, says if you liked season one of Family Rules, you’re going to love season two with the return of this all-female creative led team.
“Season one provided insight to an incredibly strong family unit with no less than nine ambitious, passionate and highly relatable young Indigenous women who challenged stereotypes and charmed audiences.”
The program explores the everyday triumphs and misfortunes of young, talented women as they balance their aspirations with the values of their mother. Daniella Borg is raising them on her own after the tragic death of her husband following a one-hit "coward punch" in 2004.
Season one was filmed over nine months, with no shooting scripts and provided an exclusive look into a contemporary Indigenous Australian family and the familiar problems of adolescence, young adult life and parenthood.
“A second season of Family Rules will bring an entertaining and inspiring Western Australian story of strong, independent Indigenous women to a national audience."
Chief Executive of Screenwest, Ian Booth says the series will continue to inspire, empower and educate Australia about the success of modern day Indigenous families.
“A second season of Family Rules will not only continue to bring an entertaining and inspiring Western Australian story of strong, independent Indigenous women to a national audience but also continue to provide valuable professional experience to our screen industry practitioners.
Family Rules, developed by Metamorflix and Karla Hart Entreprises, will feature six half hour episodes and will air on NITV in late 2018.