Bay of Fires, a crime-mystery series set on Tasmania’s west coast, will return to our screens for a second season next year.
The drama staring Marta Dusseldorp as Stella Heikkinen, a single mother of two forced into witness protection and relocated to the remote Tasmanian town of Mystery Bay, will air on ABC TV and ABC iview in 2025.
Producers Archipelago Productions and Fremantle Australia say season two will follow Heikkinen as she finds “a glimmer of hope on the horizon”.
“No one has tried to kill her for some months, and she finds herself in a position of power, juggling an array of new problems to combat. Some old. Some new. Most, entirely her fault,” they teased.
ABC Head of Scripted Rachel Okine said the show quickly gained a “legion of fans” in 2023 and earned the title of the ABC’s number one Australian drama series.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering once again with Marta and the teams at Archipelago and Fremantle. I can’t wait to share this new season with our audiences next year on ABC,” Okine said.
But not everyone was onboard with season one, with many raising concerns just two episodes in that the show was painting the state in a bad light.
Screen Tasmania Executive Manager Alex Sangston said the landmark Tasmanian series will “contribute so much” to the state’s economy.
“The West Coast of Tasmania is a spectacular part of the world, and we’re delighted to be able to showcase it around the globe,” he said.