Channel Seven has confirmed a stellar cast for brand new drama series RFDS, with fan-favourites including Justine Clarke, Rob Collins and Stephen Peacocke signed on to star.
The network confirmed the news at its annual 7Upfronts in Sydney on Wednesday, where they unveiled what's to come in 2020.
The gripping new action-drama is based in Australia's red heart, filmed on location in and around Broken Hill in New South Wales.
It's there that the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service navigate private lives as turbulent as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend.
RFDS is based on remarkable real-life stories, and will capture "the beauty and brutality" of life for doctors, nurses, pilots and support staff as they "negotiate the unique challenges of emergency retrievals across some of the most inhospitable places in the country."
Justine, who leads the series, was most recently seen in Squinters, Dead Lucky, Hoges and Rake. Of course, she's most known for her roles as Eve in House Husbands, Simone in Love My Way, Dr. Samantha O'Hara in All Saints and Roo Stewart in Home and Away.
She's joined in RFDS by fellow Summer Bay resident Steve, who has recently returned to Australian television after spending a few years in Hollywood.
RFDS will be Steve's third TV show to air next year, with the actor also reprising his role as Ben in Five Bedrooms, and starring in Nine's new gangland drama Informer 3838.
Rob is currently starring in the thrilling new ABC drama Total Control, alongside Deborah Mailman, and will be in the upcoming season of Mystery Road in 2020.
Of course, this isn't the first time Aussies have seen a TV show about the extraordinary profession.
The Flying Doctors aired in the '80s and '90s and starred actors including Andrew McFarlane as Dr. Tom Callaghan, Liz Burch as Chris Randall, Rebecca Gibney as Emma Plimpton and Peter O'Brien as Sam Patterson.
The series was rebranded as R.F.D.S in 1993 and the setting was changed from Cooper's Crossing to Broken Hill. The "new" show was on the air for one season following the changes.
RFDS will air on Channel Seven in 2020.
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