Four weeks after signing on as head of drama and light entertainment at the Ten Network, Valerie Hardy has unveiled her first project: A 26-episode spinoff series of current Oz pic “The Heartbreak Kid.”

Series will be produced in association with the film’s producer Ben Gannon and directed by its helmer Michael Jenkins. Alex Dimitriades will reprise his role as the feisty teenage student emerging into adulthood. State agency the NSW Film & TV Office also has backed the series.

Film, which has grossed around $ A2.4 million ($ 1.6 million) in Oz so far, featured Claudia Karvan. As for hints on other Ten ventures, Hardy would only say “There’s more to come.”

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