London – FremantleMedia has confirmed on May 7 that prison drama Celblok-H, the Dutch adaptation of the global Australian hit Wentworth, has been re-commissioned by SBS 6 in Holland for a second season on. SBS confirmed the second season earlier this week even before the final episode of the first season aired.
Adapted from the hugely successful FremantleMedia Australia series, season one Celblok-H used the same scripts to tell the gritty story of survival, rivalry, power struggles and unlikely allegiances within a female prison. It is expected that season two will follow the same process.
Compelling and emotional, season one of Celblok-H captured up to 1.3 million viewers becoming the number one drama on SBS6 so far this year. The show performed up to 84% higher than SBS6’s prime time average for total individuals (4+) and won shares of up to 21%, performing 145% higher than SBS6’s prime time average for the 20-49 demographic.
Willem Zijlstra, CEO of FourOne.Media said, “Quality rules. I am happy that our friends at SBS have decided to follow-up on the first season so soon. We’ve made a true version of the Australian original and all credit to them, it works on every level and the audience responded accordingly.”