A second season of the series has been commissioned by Seven, with production set to begin in 2023.
Distributor Banijay Rights has announced further sales of Seven Network action drama RFDS to territories in Europe and the Middle East.
In deals negotiated by the global distribution arm of Banijay, the first season of RFDS has been acquired by Sky Italia, RTE in Ireland, M7 Group in Czech Republic and Slovakia, TV JOJ in Slovakia and The Walt Disney Company in Africa and the Middle East. These agreements follow previous sales of the drama to Channel 4 for More 4 in the UK, PBS in the US, TV4 in Sweden, SBS in Belgium, Talpa in the Netherlands and TVNZ in New Zealand.
Produced by Endemol Shine Australia – a Banijay company – for Channel 7 and 7plus, RFDS portrays the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, capturing Australia’s vast centre where doctors and nurses, pilots and support staff negotiate the unique challenges of emergency rescue across some of the most inhospitable places in the country.
Season two picks up a year after central character Eliza left the hospital at Broken Hill behind, and where 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.
Writers Ian Meadows and Claire Phillips, who each worked on the first season, are returning with scripting underway. The series will be produced by Imogen Banks and Sara Richardson and executive produced by Julie McGauran for Seven.
Banijay Rights sales and acquisitions EVP for EMEA, Claire Jago, said the company was pleased to expand the global reach of the programme.