Discovery Channel returns to goldfields: Commissions more Aussie Gold Hunters

The series follows crews of resilient gold prospectors in the outback.

Discovery Channel is returning to the goldfields of Western Australia with the announcement the network has commissioned season three of Aussie Gold Hunters from Electric Pictures.

The series follows crews of resilient gold prospectors in the outback and this season is the biggest yet, with 13×60 episodes ordered.

Production of the new season of Aussie Gold Hunters is currently under way in Western Australia, filming on the iconic goldfields as well as surrounding locations, including Kalgoorlie.

Returning for the new season are the Dirt Dogs (Vernon Strange, Leon Marsh and Jake Larsen), Gold Gypsies (Christine and Greg Clark), Ted and Lecky Mahoney, and solo prospector, Rick Fishers. They will also be joined by some new faces and a new crew will be added to the mix.

Gold Gypsies Greg and Christine Clark

Aussie Gold Hunters was Discovery Channel’s number one show in 2017 and we’re proud to see it return for a third season with more episodes than ever before,” said Jonathan Rudd, vice president, factual & sports products Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, Discovery Networks International.

“Not only does the series explore the unique world of gold prospecting, but also the stories of the people who are putting everything on the line to change their fortune. These authentic characters connect with our audience and are the driving force of the show.

“The series has been successful not only here in Australia but internationally as well, and has aired in over 32 countries and territories around the world including the UK. There is a very strong demand for Australian factual programming and we’re excited to see the series continue.”

Aussie Gold Hunters season three will premiere on Discovery Channel on 31 May.

The series is produced by Electric Pictures for Discovery Channel.

Top photo: Dirt Dogs Vernon Strange, Jake Larsen and Leon Marsh

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