Based on real-life stories of emergencies happening in the furthest reaches and most remote parts of Australia, RFDS portrays the modern-day heroes of the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The new Australian action-drama coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus stars Logie Award-winning actor Stephen Peacocke (Home and Away, Wanted), Logie Award-winning star of stage and screen Rob Collins (Mystery Road S2, Total Control, Glitch) and acclaimed actors Emma Hamilton (Mr Selfridge, The Tudors), Justine Clarke (Tangle, Hungry Ghosts, The Time Of Our Lives) and Ash Ricardo (Offspring, Bite Club).
Filmed on location in and around Broken Hill, RFDS captures the beauty and brutality of Australia’s vast centre where the doctors and the nurses, pilots and support staff of the Royal Flying Doctor Service negotiate the unique challenges of emergency rescues across some of the most inhospitable places in the country.
RFDS is also a story about community and people coming together to laugh, to cry and to triumph over adversity as the Royal Flying Doctor Service navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend.
Seven Network Executive producer Julie McGauran said: “This compelling series, led by an incredible cast and team of creatives, is based on the real-life stories of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and highlights the extraordinary work they do, day in, day out.
“RFDS showcases powerful contemporary Australian drama on an epic scale. We are thrilled to bring this rich and engaging series and its magnificent setting of outback Australia to audiences.”
RFDS is an Endemol Shine Banks production for the Seven Network, with major production investment from Seven in association with Screen Australia. It was financed with support from Screen NSW through the Made in NSW Fund and the Regional Filming Fund.