John Weekes is an NZME News Service reporter based in Wellington.

Star has big plans in mind

Robyn Malcolm will be back in the show's second season. Photo / Doug Sherring
Robyn Malcolm will be back in the show's second season. Photo / Doug Sherring

Robyn Malcolm is working on a new and bigger series of the comedy-drama Agent Anna.

"We're still storylining and still trying to work out the arc of the next season, which is very exciting," she told the Herald on Sunday.

"The first season was made on the smell of an oily rag and a hiss and a roar in about three seconds flat." That series tested the waters with only six episodes. "Now we've got a chance to really come back with something bigger," Malcolm said.

TVNZ confirmed the second series was in development after the ratings success of the first shows. "We believe viewers could really identify with the characters and the story of a woman who loses everything and has to rebuild her life," a TVNZ spokeswoman said.

TVNZ and New Zealand On Air jointly funded the last season.

Meanwhile, Malcolm is appearing in the stage show Midnight In Moscow, which moved to the Aotea Centre after a fire at the Maidment Theatre on April 3.

Written by local playwright Dean Parker, it was scheduled to run until May 4 but may be extended.

"They're looking at a potential extension because we're in a slightly smaller theatre and we've had a couple of cracking reviews to date so hopefully it'll book out well."

- Herald on Sunday

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