While there is no official word from ABC1 just yet, there is hope that the awesome legal drama/comedy Rake will return for a second season.
In a 5th November, 2010 article on throng.com.au, the excellent numbers for Rake's debut are detailed. The show debuted with a 20% five city share, an audience of 900,000 which peaked at 938,000. The numbers were an increase of 9% over the same time slot the previous week.
The article quotes ABC1 Controller Brendan Dahill who said: “I am thrilled with the audience response to Rake and we are already in negotiations with the producers for a second series.
“Scheduling Rake on a Thursday night was risky, as it is a long time since the network aired a drama on that night. But I felt viewers wanted some fun later in the week and this wonderfully irreverent drama series fitted the bill perfectly.”
This is an older article, I know, but it is the only thing I've found thus far about the possibility or no of a second series for Rake.
Being a massive fan of Rake, I think it's wonderful news that ABC1 has been speaking with the producers of the show for a second series. It has been a brilliant summer show that hasn't failed to deliver excellent entertainment a single time. Each episode has been a pleasure and this Australian program is just as strong, if not superior, to most shows from the United States or even the UK.
Here's hoping we will be getting official word that a second series will indeed be on the way. If that announcement is made, I'll most certainly have to share the good news!
Source, Full article: http://www.throng.com.au/rake/new-comedy-rake-proves-winner-abc