Filming for the new season of the International Emmy Award winning ABC3 action-adventure series, Nowhere Boys began in Melbourne this week.
Back in the fictional town of Bremin, the series picks up a few years after the epic battle in which the original Nowhere Boys sacrificed their powers to restore order. At Bremin High, we introduce a new group of Nowhere Boys; 16 year old Wiradjuri boy Kamil Ellis (My Place, Bushwhacked!) is joined by our first ‘Nowhere Girl’ Luca Sardelis (Barracuda, Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures), winner of Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns, William McKenna, musical theatre aficionado Jordie Race-Coldrey, and theatre performer Joe Klocek (Barracuda).
The 13-part series, airing on ABC3 later in 2016, pools the incredible directing talent of Rowan Woods (The Kettering Incident, The Boys), Sian Davies (The Ex-PM, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) and Nicholas Verso (Snake Tales and upcoming feature film Boys In The Trees). Producer Beth Frey (Next Stop Hollywood, Dr Sarmast’s Music School) is joined by series creator and executive producer Tony Ayres (Cut Snake, The Slap, The Home Song Stories) and executive producer Michael McMahon (Next Stop Hollywood and The Slap). The story has been crafted by some of Australia’s finest writers, including Giula Sandler, David Hannam, Kris Mrksa, Rhys Graham, Jessica Brookman and Marieke Hardy.
Season 3 begins when Luke (Kamil), a tech-nerd and Sci-Fi enthusiast, arrives for his first day at Bremin High. At first, everything appears to be tiresomely ordinary, but Luke soon learns nothing in Bremin is as it seems, and very quickly he finds himself thrust together with Heath (Joe), Nicco (Luca), and Jesse (Jordie) into a new Nowhere Boys adventure to save the town.
Chris Oliver-Taylor, Managing Director, Matchbox Pictures, said of the new series:
“Matchbox Pictures is incredibly excited to be able to bring Tony Ayres’ creation to life for a third series of Nowhere Boys. The franchise is such a huge international hit and with the exciting new cast supported by some of the finest creative talent in the country, we have no doubt that the third series will be just as exciting as series 1 and 2 for our audiences.”
Richard Finlayson, Director of Television, ABC, says:
“Nowhere Boys has gone from strength to strength, capturing the imagination of young Australians and audiences around the world with each series, and picking up a slew of awards on the way. I’m thrilled that ABC, along with Matchbox Pictures, is continuing the program’s journey with this third instalment.”
Series one and two of Nowhere Boys has won an impressive 17 awards since it began, including an International Emmy last month.
Nowhere Boys is produced by Matchbox Pictures and broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and financed by Screen Australia, the ABC and Film Victoria. The series is being sold internationally by NBCUniversal.