Offspring is returning because the story arc is unfinished, not simply because of public demand, says the drama’s co-creator Imogen Banks.
A sixth season of Offspring will screen on Network Ten in 2016, two years after the last episode aired.
Banks told AAP that the last thing her and co-producer John Edwards wanted to do was resurrect the show purely to appease the network and its hard core legion of fans.
“It’s been a really difficult decision for all of us whether to make it or not to make it,” Banks said.
“We don’t want to do anything that is going to jeopardise its legacy.
“I think we are on track to deliver a season that feels like there is a really strong purpose to making it.”
Offspring launched in 2010 and ran for five seasons before it was shelved for financial reasons.
Key cast members Asher Keddie, who plays Dr Nina Proudman, and Kat Stewart, who plays Nina’s sister Billie, have committed to the series.
Ten has yet to announce how many cast members from the fifth season of Offspring will be returning in 2016.
The series finished in 2014 with Nina, who was bringing up daughter Zoe, deciding to date Leo (Patrick Brammall), while Billie and Mick (Eddie Perfect) reunited.
“It’s been a very long and winding path to get it back and we feel there is a very strong story to tell, so we are all quietly excited,” Banks said.