The release date for Love Child series 4 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Love Child Series 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Nine Network has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Storyline and plot
Created by Sarah Lambert, Love Child is an Australian drama television series that focuses on the lives and work of employees and patients at a hospital in Sydney, Australia. The series originally aired on Nine Network in February of 2014. Love Child Season 3 premiered on June 20, 2016.
In this series, workers and patients at a fictional hospital in Stanton House fight the unjust government system, which forces underage mothers to give up their children for adoption. Set in the 1960’s, the show depicts all of the struggles of the mothers in trying to save, or later find their children, as well as the ethical battles of the hospital staff, the members of which try to fight their locked emotions and just do their job, no matter how difficult it may be. Providing a great recreation of the important era of sexual and cultural revolution of the ‘60’s in Australia, the series shows the people of today what women went through at that time.
Ratings, reviews and renewal chances
Pulling an average of 1.2 million viewers per series and boasting a score of 7.6 on IMDb, Love Child was nominated for several awards and received critical acclaim. This is an engrossing drama that is based on real life stories, which can shake the audience to its core. The current series moves into the 1970s, the time of shifting ideals and ideas. There are additions to the stellar cast – Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Leon) and Tiarnie Coupland (Magpie) are joining Love Child in the third series. The highly anticipated third series of Love Child continues to be an excellent ratings performer for Nine Network, premiering to 839,000 viewers in the 5-city Metro area.
Series 3 recap
The 10-part third series of Love Child, a popular Australian hospital-set drama series has concluded on Nine on August 1, 2016. The season finale delivered average ratings that don’t make the show’s future look particularly bright – merely 0,65 million viewers tuned in to see the episode, a number close to the season low. In the finale Martha and Simon finally get their well-deserved happily-ever-after ending, although the priest refuses to go through with the marriage ceremony. Jim returns to Kings Cross and has a serious decision to make – whether or not to go on the run. His wife Joan faces a similar choice – whether to join Jim or not, but in her case everything is further complicated by the fact that she may possibly be pregnant. Whether or not Nine will decide to continue with the series or pull the plug due to declining viewership remains to be seen, so please stay tuned for further news.
UPDATED October 17, 2016: The Australian Nine Network has just revealed the official renewal confirmation for its critically acclaimed drama series Love Child. There have been rumors that big changes are in store for the show in the upcoming fourth installment. Love Child, which has been documenting the era in Australian history that forced certain groups of women to have abortions without their consent, has been a critics` darling since its debut in 2014 scoring a number of award nominations and a few wins, and in the first two chapters delivered an average viewership of more than a million. The intensely emotional show has had some declining ratings issues, yet the network apparently has enough confidence in the series to continue with it. Stay tuned, and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.