‘Fool Me Once’ Star Michelle Keegan Returns for Second Season of ‘Ten Pound Poms’

“Fool Me Once” star Michelle Keegan is set to return for a second season of “Ten Pound Poms.”

Set in post-war Britain, the U.K.-Australian co-production follows a group of Brits as they leave behind their dreary lives to seek adventure down under. (In Australia “Pom” is a nickname for British people).

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Keegan stars as nurse Kate Thorne in the show, which was created by “Fool Me Once” screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst.

Season 2 will pick up as Thorne tries to turn her Australian dream into reality as well as introducing some new characters who are sure to bring the drama, including the Skinner family, who have arrived from Ireland, and an unscrupulous landlord called Benny Bates.

Faye Marsay (“Black Mirror”) and Warren Brown (“Luther”) will also reprise their roles in the show alongside Rob Collins (“Mystery Road”) as Ron, Leon Ford (“Elvis) as Bill, Declan Coyle (“Long Black”) as Stevie, Stephen Curry (“Hounds Of Love”) as JJ, Hattie Hook (“Savage River”) as Pattie, Finn Treacy (“The Portable Door”) as Peter, Emma Hamilton (“Mr Selfridge”) as Sheila and Cheree Cassidy (“The Time of Our Lives”) as Marlene.

The new season will start shooting in Australia next month. Ana Kokkinos (“The Hunting”) and Tom McKay (“Bloods”) will direct.

The first season of the show turned out to be one of the U.K.’s biggest new dramas of 2023.

“The positive viewer response to ‘Ten Pound Poms’ was a true delight,” says Brocklehurst. “We tapped into a little-known part of our recent history and told stories which reflected the realities of the real Poms that made the trip. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be teaming again with the BBC, Stan and Eleven to continue our characters’ adventure down under.”

Director of BBC drama Lindsay Salt said: “We’re delighted to take BBC viewers back to Australia for more sunshine with ‘Ten Pound Poms’ Season 2. With Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown returning to lead the cast, and some fantastic new characters and stories from the brilliant Danny Brocklehurst, there’s so much more for our ‘Poms’ to discover Down Under…”

“Ten Pound Poms” is made by made by Eleven (“Sex Education”) and is a a co-production between Australian streamer Stan and the BBC. In the U.K. the series airs on BBC and its streaming service iPlayer.

Executive producers are Gaynor Holmes for the BBC and Cailah Scobie and Donna Chang for Stan. Joel Wilson, Olivia Trench and Jamie Campbell executive produce for Eleven. Sophie Williams will co-executive produce the series alongside Danny Brocklehurst.

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