Sky Italia, Disney & RTÉ lands Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor drama

RFDS, Royal Flying Doctor Service

Sky Italia, RTÉ in Ireland and Disney in Africa and the Middle East are among companies to have bought the Australia drama RFDS.

The drama, which was extended by commissioner Seven Network last month, has also been picked up by M7 Group in Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as TV Joj in Slovakia, following previous sales to Channel 4 in the UK and PBS in the US, among others.

The series has been produced by Banijay’s Endemol Shine Australia and portrays the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, tracking the challenging scenarios facing crews. It is sold by Banijay Rights.

Production on RFDS season two will commence in 2023. Writers Ian Meadows and Claire Phillips are returning with scripting under way. The series will be produced by Imogen Banks and Sara Richardson and executive produced by Julie McGauran for the Seven Network.

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