The SBS show's leading cast members Susie Porter and Don Hany, who play Patricia Wright and Zane Malik respectively, said that they are looking forward to starring in the police series again.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the show was almost axed after producer Steve Knapman worried that he couldn't compete with the success of the first series.
Porter said: "They were not going to go ahead with season two because they couldn't get their angles to the stories right. So it was kind of touch and go."
She also explained that the upcoming series looks at the backlash from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying: "Without giving too much away, Insp Wright struggles in the coming season with personal dilemmas and decisions that shocked me to the very core of my moral fibre."
Last year, Hany revealed that he is a "softie" after he proposed to former East West 101 co-star Alin Sumarwata. He won a Logie award for 'Most Outstanding Actor' last year.
East West 101 airs on Wednesdays at 8:30pm on SBS One.