Returning ... Redfern Now.
A second series of the groundbreaking television drama Redfern Now will be made.
Screen Australia has commissioned another series of the ABC drama as part of $5.5 million in investments announced by the film body on Monday.
The second series will centre on contemporary inner-city Indigenous life and will once again, in six stand-alone episodes, tell the stories of six ordinary families whose lives are changed by a seemingly insignificant incident, a statement from Screen Australia says.
Redfern Now, currently showing on Thursdays at 8.30pm, stars Deborah Mailman, Leah Purcell, Jimi Bani and Kelton Pell, and is one of several partnerships between ABC TV and Screen Australia's Indigenous Department.
"I'm very proud of the work we're achieving together," Screen Australia's Chief Executive Ruth Harley said in the statement.
Two feature films have also been commissioned by Screen Australia.
My Mistress will centre on a grief-stricken teenager who seeks help from a local S&M mistress, while Son of a Gun is a psychological thriller about a young man who is sent to prison and becomes an apprentice to public enemy number one.