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Gods of Wheat Street ends, wait for series two begins

CAST: From left, Mark Coles-Smith, Shari Sebbens, Ursula Yovich, Bruce Carter and Kelton Pell star in the TV series The Gods of Wheat Street.
CAST: From left, Mark Coles-Smith, Shari Sebbens, Ursula Yovich, Bruce Carter and Kelton Pell star in the TV series The Gods of Wheat Street. Simon Cardwell

THE sixth and final episode of the Casino-based drama The Gods of Wheat Street was aired across the country last week, bringing the first series to a close.

The Gods of Wheat Street producer Lois Randall said they were very happy with the show's ratings.

"The ratings were a bit above what we'd hoped for and better than many other mainstream dramas," she said. "We've just been really delighted by the individual feedback we've received from the audience both on Facebook and via email."

Positive feedback for the show has poured in through social media since the first episode aired in April.

Many of the messages posted on the show's Facebook page are calling for a second series to be given the go-ahead.

Ms Randall said they were expecting a decision from the ABC on a second series in coming weeks.

"We'd very much like to do a second series," Ms Randall said. "We've still got all of our sets in storage in Lismore and Coraki."

"Everyone involved would really love to do a second series and I'm really excited by the story lines Jon has developed.

"We have received some early development funding from the ABC to develop a second series and writer Jon Bell has developed a story line. So now we're really in the hands of the ABC."

The show's writer, Jon Bell, said the feedback from the first series had been both encouraging and rewarding.

If a second series is given the green light, Mr Bell said views can expect a "very ambitious" story line.

"There's a few questions that are asked at the end of this series," he said.

"Those big answers will come in the second series.

"There's a few people hanging around that you might not want hanging around and a few people you do want hanging around might not be.

"The other element of Gods is that there's a big through line that's concerned with destiny versus choice.

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