Starring respected actors Rebecca Gibney, Erik Thomson and Michael Caton, it debuted in August and has since become the most-watched regular series on television in 2008.
Cementing its place as the number one drama in Australia, PACKED TO THE RAFTERS is attracting a massive audience of close to 2 million viewers each week.
Seven’s Head of Drama John Holmes is thrilled the show has struck such a powerful chord with the Australian public. “The success of Packed to the Rafters has been extraordinary,” he says. “We knew we had a great show and a brilliant cast but the response from audiences has been overwhelming.
“We’re pleased the entire cast will be returning. Viewers have lots to look forward to.
There’ll be plenty more drama and laughs and a few unexpected twists in store for the Rafter family.”
PACKED TO THE RAFTERS spearheads Channel 7’s stable of hit dramas including City Homicide, All Saints and Home and Away, reaffirming the network’s status as the home of Australian drama.
Filming of the second series will commence early next year.
PACKED TO THE RAFTERS airs on Tuesdays at 8.30pm on Channel 7