Hit Aussie Kid's Series 'Bluey' Gets Massive Second Series
ABC's smash-hit animated series 'Bluey' has been crowned the number one series on ABC iView ever.
Following the enormously positive reception of the series, on Thursday it was announced that 'Bluey' would be getting a massive second season of 52 seven-minute episodes to debut across ABC Kids and iView in 2020.
The series debuted in October 2018 and follows six-year-old Blue Heeler pup Bluey, her younger sister Bingo and parents Bandit and Chilli. The family live in Queensland and they get up to adventures of imagination and play. It's obscenely adorable to watch, with some parents even admitting they watch without their kids sometimes.
"'Bluey' is a phenomenon and it’s been a long time since a local children’s show has made such an impact," Screen Australia's head of content Sally Caplan said. "The incredible success of series one is a testament to Ludo Studio’s ability to create uniquely Australian content with universal appeal that resonates with children and their parents."
The show's popularity has also spurned merch, with BBC Studios partnering with Penguin Random House to release three books ahead of Christmas this year.
Season one became iView's most downloaded program in the history of the streaming service in March, with around 21.3 million views. It also became the most-watched Australian children's show across all channels last year according to ABC's stats.
The ABC's announcement of the second series was met with tons of parents writing about their excitement. "It's like waiting for 'GoT'" one wrote with another writing "2020? But I want it now."
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the second series of 'Bluey' would add almost $6 million to the state's economy adding, "The Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland, is very proud to be one of the many partners supporting the growth of Ludo Studio, and the creation of this Queensland story, showcasing our beautiful landmarks and lifestyle to global audiences young and old."
Featured image: ABC/Supplied.