“Bomb Girls” renewed for season 2

The number-one Canadian drama will return.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Bomb Girls

The popular new drama "Bomb Girls," a Shaw Media venture that broadcasts on Global TV, has been renewed for a second season.

The TV mini-series, which debuted January 12th, profiles the life-altering experiences of five brave Canadian women who risk their lives working in a munitions factory during the Second World War. It launched in six initial episodes and 12 more have been ordered. The show stars Meg Tilly ("Road to Avonlea," "Caprica"), Jodi Balfour ("Supernatural," "Sanctuary,"), Charlotte Hegele ("Murdoch Mysteries"), and Ali Liebert ("Health Nutz," "The True Heroines").

“With six powerful episodes, 'Bomb Girls' has struck a chord with Canadians and we’re thrilled with the grassroots initiatives and overwhelming support this original series has generated,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice-President of Content at Shaw Media, in an official release. “As we work with our production partners at Muse and Back Alley, viewers will have the opportunity to continue the journey with these brave women facing a new reality during this fascinating time in Canadian history.”

According to the same release, the series premiere drew in 1.6 million viewers on Global, making it the number-one new Canadian original drama premiere for the fall 2011/2012 line-up. "Bomb Girls" has seen continued success with more than 1.2 million viewers tuning in on average during the five-week period since its launch, becoming the number-one new Canadian program average this season.

"Bomb Girls" is shot entirely in Toronto, and development on the additional episodes will begin shortly. The start of production will be announced at a later date.

Viewers can take a behind-the-scenes tour and catch up on the entire first season of Bomb Girls here.