Last year Australia fell in love with the Rule Family— a single mum and her nine daughters —as they navigated everyday life from buying a house, to mother-daughter 'Birds and Bees' yarns, and finding that perfect dress for the Year 12 formal.
After a successful first season on NITV and SBS, the crazy mob of Noongar women from Perth have opened up their homes and hearts once again. Based in Western Australia, viewers got an up close and personal look in to the lives of a contemporary Aboriginal family tackling identity, culture and healing, all while facing life’s daily dilemmas.
Last year, we were introduced to Daniella, a resilient super-mum raising her nine daughters alone after the sudden death of her husband. Sister number seven, Aleisha graduated from her final year of school and somehow managed to get her mum and sisters foot the bill of her extravagant formal dress. 14-year-old Jessica (sister number eight) had ambitions of being a model like her older sister, 27-year-old, Shenika. And sick of her sisters constantly borrowing and using her things, sister number six, Sharna moved in with number four, Kelly— but unfortunately for Sharna, under Kelly's house rules, you still have to share.
The second season will feature more triumphs and challenges for the Rule women as they go through adolescence, young adult life and parenthood (someone's got a bun in the oven...). The program will follow Daniella and the Rule sisters Hannah, Jessica, Aleisha, Sharna, Kelly and Kiara, with elder sisters Shenika and Angela always on hand to give advice on their younger sisters’ endless exploits.
NITV’s Channel Manager, Tanya Orman said NITV has a proud heritage of informing, educating and entertaining Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences, reaching a rich diversity of cultures.
"The new series of Family Rules provides exclusive access to a contemporary Indigenous Australian family as it faces the familiar problems of adolescence, young adult life and parenthood. The Rule women are fabulous, fun and incredibly strong, and are great role models for the next generation,” she said.
When season two returns in November, each six half-hour episode gives insight into a member of the family and their life choices, while Daniella threads the series together with her extraordinary journey to be the best mum possible for her family.
Expect a lot of laughter, tears and surprises, especially from the final episode, where Daniella demonstrates how a woman must get on with her life while still honouring her responsibilities, but most importantly, never losing her sense of humour.
Family Rules Season Two will air weekly on Wednesdays, 8.30pm on NITV from 14 November, and will be available for catch up on SBS On Demand. Join the conversation #FamilyRules
Catch up on Family Rules Season One on SBS On Demand here.