It’s official! RFDS is back for season two in 2023, with Seven giving fans their first sneak peek into the continuing story of television’s favourite doctors.
Based on shocking real-life stories, RFDS explores the lives of the doctors, nurses, pilots, and support staff of the Royal Flying Doctors Service as they navigate their way through their tumultuous personal and professional lives.
Fan favourite Steve Peacocke will return to Broken Hill to reprise his role as Nurse Pete Emerson for the latest season, starring alongside Total Control’s Rob Collins, Heartbreak High’s Thomas Weatherall, and Home and Away’s Sofia Nolan.
Also returning to the series will be Emma Hamilton (Ten Pound Poms, Last Cab to Darwin), Justine Clarke (Going Country, The Time of Our Lives), Ash Ricardo (Offspring), Jack Scott (Hardball, Joe v Carole), Rodney Afif (Ali’s Wedding, Lucky Miles), and Ash Hodgkinson (Heartbreak High).
Joining the cast this year is Emma Harvie (Colin from Accounts, Frayed) in the role of Chaya, a charismatic mental health nurse.
Speaking exclusively to TV Week in 2021, the Dubbo-born actor revealed the challenges he faced stepping into the world of RFDS.
“It’s probably the hardest I’ve ever worked on something, just because there was so much technical stuff to learn,” Peacocke told TV Week.
The previous season of the Seven Network hit show was released in 2021 as a reboot of the 1993 spin-off series R.F.D.S., with the latest iteration being acclaimed by both old and new fans alike.
Nominated for three TV Week Logie Awards in 2022, the latest season of Australia’s #1 new drama of 2021 is sure to be a must-watch.
“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,” said Seven Network.
Although there is not yet a set release date for the much-anticipated second season, Seven Network has confirmed in a statement that RFDS is slated to premiere later this year.
RFDS fans will be able to catch up on all the newest doctor drama on Seven, with episodes streaming on 7plus.