Bomb Girls greenlit for second season

02-07-11 Bomb Girls

It appears that sassy gals, handsome soldiers and behind-the-frontlines drama are a winning primetime formula, because Bomb Girls is coming back for another round.

A day ahead of the first-season finale, Shaw Media announced this morning that a second, 12-ep season for the series has been greenlit. No word yet on a date for the start of production or target broadcast date, but Global Television said in a statement that development will begin “shortly.”

Bomb Girls‘ six-part first season airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on Global, and has done well for the net, earning an average of 1.2 million viewers per episode over the five-week period since its launch. Its premiere episode on Jan. 4 earned 1.6 million viewers. (All data 2+ national, confirmed, BBM Canada.)

Bomb Girls is produced by Montreal prodcos Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films. Muse’s Michael Prupas executive-produces alongside Back Alley’s Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell, with Mitchell co-showrunning with head writer and executive producer Michael MacLennan.

Bomb Girls follows the lives of Canadian women working in a munitions factory during the Second World War, and stars Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour and Ali Liebert (pictured together), Charlotte Hegele, Antonio Cupo, Anastasia Philips, Sebastian Pigott and Peter Outerbridge.

The series season finale airs Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.