In 2016, The Family Law made television history as one of the first shows with an Asian-Australian family as leads. In January 2019, it makes history again, as one of Australia’s first television comedies about teen sexuality.
The Laws, are back for one final spin, this time with added hormone-induced angst and awkward, sexual fumbling. The third and final season of the award-winning series returns with a double episode of The Family Law launching on Saturday 12 January at 8.30pm on SBS and SBS VICELAND simultaneously. All six episodes of The Family Law season three will also dropon SBS On Demand that evening.
As Jenny dives headfirst into the giddy world of new romance, a mildly terrified Benjamin delves into the heady world of booze-drenched teen parties and unwanted sexual attraction, before finally facing up to some hard truths about himself and his sexuality. SBS Director of Television and Online Content Marshall Heald said this series has touched him personally and professionally. “Season three has more depth, and the characters are incredibly rounded and authentic,” said Marshall. “It’s warm and funny – sometimes bittersweet – but most importantly, there are real human hearts beating throughout. I feel like I’ve seen this family grow up and they’re very dear to me. I’m laughing with them, never at them. I know an enormous amount of love and effort went into making the show be so beautiful and heartwarming. It’s also a real triumph for diversity on screen – under-represented faces and voices but defiantly Australian in every regard.”
The creator and co-writer Benjamin Law also takes pride over the show. “We’re so proud of how The Family Law broke ground in showcasing an Asian-Australian family in TV comedy with season one. Given ongoing debates around youth sexuality and gender identity in Australia right now, we’re especially proud season three will look at these issues head-on. We think it’s our best – and funniest – season yet,” said Benjamin.
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