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Warner Bros Discovery UK commissions trio of Aussie factual series

Electric Pictures’ factual show Aussie Gold Hunters

Warner Bros Discovery UK has renewed Aussie Gold Hunters and Outback Opal Hunters, and also commissioned a new Australia-based series to add to the ‘extreme job’ franchise.

Prospero Productions, which produces Outback Opal Hunters, has been commissioned to make new series Outback Farm.

It follows a young family who have moved to the inhospitable heart of Australia’s Northern Territory to give their kids a more settled life away from the gruelling nomadic world of water drilling. The 8×60’ series is due to air in the UK, Germany and Benelux mid-2023.

Returning for its sixth season, Outback Opal Hunters will air 20×60’ new episodes on Quest in the UK next year.

Aussie Gold Hunters also returns in 2023 with its eighth season, produced by Electric Pictures. A ninth season will also air on Quest in 2024.

Victoria Noble, VP commissioning factual at Warner Bros. Discovery UK, said: “The appetite for the ‘extreme job’ stories, particularly in Australia, continues to resonate with our audiences and we are pleased to add a further Aussie-centred show in Outback Farm. This new commission will offer unique insight into the incredible story of the Haigh family, full of passion and determination to change their lives for the better.”

The series were ordered by Simon Downing, senior VP of marketing, head of factual and docs UK, and commissioned by Victoria Noble.


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