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Australian series' own Dr McDreamy to return after ABC gives green light

Sydney Morning Herald logo Sydney Morning Herald 3/05/2018 Nathanael Cooper

Ioan Gruffudd © Vince Valitutti Ioan Gruffudd ABC's sleeper hit Harrow has been green lit¬†for another season, and it will be bringing its handsome international star with it.

The series, which is a Friday night ratings winner for the ABC regularly drawing in more than 500,000 viewers in the challenging timeslot, has been picked up for a second season on the back of the strong numbers.

Hornblower and Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd plays curmudgeonly forensic pathologist Dr Daniel Harrow. He will return for the second series.

Harrow, Ioan Gruffudd © Vince Valitutti Harrow, Ioan Gruffudd

Shot in Queensland the series has been a hit with ABC viewers with strong numbers on air and on iView.

"Harrow has been an incredible launch to our drama slate this year with ABC audiences loving the cast and the stunning Queensland locations," ABC's head of drama Sally Riley said.

"It is performing brilliantly for us on broadcast and on our video on demand service iView. We look forward to continuing the adventures in series two."

Harrow features an individual story, generally involving a grizzly death that Dr Harrow must discover the cause of, along with an overarching storyline investigating the death of Harrow's ex-wife's husband.

The series also stars Mirrah Foulkes, Remy Hii, Robyn Malcolm and Darren Gilshenan but so far Gruffudd is the only cast member to have signed on for the second season.

The penultimate episode of the series airs on Friday, ahead of next week's series finale where audiences will finally find out who was behind the mystery that has gripped them all season.

The show's producers, Hoodlum Entertainment, are currently in the process of figuring out just how they will throw the series forward with the central mystery solved but next week's cliffhanger should give them plenty to work with.

Harrow will continue shooting in Brisbane later this year.

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