TV Guide

RFDS takes flight

The Seven Network and Endemol Shine Australia are pleased to announce cameras are rolling on season two of the #1 new Australian drama of 2021, RFDS, with the new season to premiere later this year on Channel 7 and 7plus.

Based on remarkable real-life stories and filmed on location in and around Broken Hill, RFDS tells the stories of doctors, nurses, pilots and support staff in the Royal Flying Doctor Service as they navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend.

Nominated for three TV Week Logie Awards in 2022, the new season of RFDS sees the return of acclaimed cast members Emma Hamilton (Ten Pound Poms, Last Cab to Darwin), Stephen Peacocke (Home and Away, Five Bedrooms, The Newsreader), Rob Collins (Total Control, The Drover’s Wife), Justine Clarke (Going Country, The Time of Our Lives), Ash Ricardo (Offspring, Force of Nature: The Dry 2), Jack Scott (Hardball, Joe v Carole), Sofia Nolan (Home and Away), Rodney Afif (Ali’s Wedding, Lucky Miles), Ash Hodgkinson (Heartbreak High) and Thomas Weatherall (Heartbreak High, Blue).

Joining the cast this year is Emma Harvie (Colin from Accounts, Frayed) in the role of Chaya, a charismatic mental health nurse.

Season two of RFDS picks up one year after Eliza (Emma Hamilton) left Broken Hill behind. Much has changed, with lives at RFDS South East progressing at a rapid rate. The determined team will face some of their most confronting challenges to date – in the air, on land, with each other, and within themselves – set against the isolation, beauty and brutality of the outback.

RFDS is executive produced by Endemol Shine Australia Head of Scripted Sara Richardson, Imogen Banks (Kindling) and Julie McGauran for Seven. RFDS is produced by Ian Meadows (Upright) and Ross Allsop (The Artful Dodger) and directed by Jeremy Sims (Last Cab To Darwin), Rachel Ward (Rake) and Adrian Russell Wills (The Warriors). Season two is written by Ian Meadows, with other writers including Claire Phillips (Offspring), Magda Wozniak (Bad Behaviour), Kodie Bedford (Mystery Road) and Adrian Russell Wills.

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