‘The Lodge’ has been renewed for a second series.
The popular Disney Channel show – which follows a 15-year-old girl who leaves her life in the city to look after the family’s country lodge – will begin filming for a second season in early 2017 in Northern Ireland.
David Levine, Vice President, Programming, Production and Strategic Development, Disney Channels EMEA and General Manager at Disney Channels UK & Ireland said: "We know we have something special in The Lodge. We have an exceptionally talented cast, chart worthy music, a glorious setting, fantastic story and great production partners, all of which have come together to create something just a little bit different. The reception to the show in the UK has been outstanding and we are excited to see how our audiences across EMEA respond as it continues to roll out across our remaining territories."
Whilst Steven Andrew, Executive Producer on The Lodge, added: "We are excited to be back on board and returning to Northern Ireland for another series of The Lodge. We’ll get to know our characters even better, there will be more surprises, fantastic music, action and of course lots of drama."
The second season will see the cast face new challenges and work together to solve a brand new mystery. And music will once again play a huge role in the new episodes, with the series expected to feature 12 original songs and upbeat choreography.
Raymond Lau from Zodiak Kids Studios will return to produce the 15 episodes, whilst Steven Andrew will be executive producer and Lee Walters will continue as head writer.
‘The Lodge’ has been exceptionally well received by fans in the UK since it was launched in September. It was the highest rated series premiere on Disney Channel in the last four years as well as the biggest telecast of 2016 for tween girls aged 8 to 12 across UK children’s channels. ‘The Lodge’ – which also premiered in Canada at the same time – was shown in the US and the series will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of the year.