Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown are all returning to Ten Pound Poms as the central group of Brits who migrated to Australia after the Second World War.
Nicknamed Ten Pound Poms after the £10 processing fees, the first series saw them leave post-War Britain in search of a better job and quality of life, but soon learn of a much harsher reality.
The second series will re-join the Poms a year on in 1957, with Keegan's (Fool Me Once) nurse Kate Thorne and the Roberts family (led by Marsay, Game of Thrones, and Brown, Luther) still seeking the sun-soaked Australian dream they were promised.
Creator and executive producer Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic), alongside his writing team of Ryan Griffen (Cleverman) and Smita Bhide (The Indian Detective), will also introduce some new characters. Bringing new drama are the Skinner family, recent arrivals from Ireland, and the shameless land-lord Benny Bates.
Brocklehurst said: “The positive viewer response to Ten Pound Poms was a true delight. 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.”
Also returning for series two are Australian actors 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 (The Tudors) as Sheila and Cheree Cassidy (Underbelly) as Marlene.
Ana Kokkinos (Fires) and Tom McKay (Jerk) will direct the series, which begins filming in Australia in mid-February 2023.