Fly that Aussie flag high, we’re getting some international representation on Amazon Prime! The streaming service is bringing the first scripted Australian Amazon Original series, “Back to the Rafters”, which will launch on Prime Video in Australia and around the world.
The series is a continuation from “Packed to the Rafters”, following the Rafter family for 6 years, and was one of Australia’s most popular drama series.
Per Deadline, the series followed parents Dave and Julie, working to balance their own journey as a couple with the ups and downs of raising a family into adulthood.
Set to begin production in Sydney in 2020, “Back to the Rafters” is produced by Seven Studios and will feature original principal cast members Rebecca Gibney (Julie Rafter), Erik Thomson (Dave Rafter), Jessica Marais (Rachel Rafter), Hugh Sheridan (Ben Rafter), Angus McLaren (Nathan Rafter), Michael Caton (Ted Taylor) and George Houvardas (Nick “Carbo” Karandonis).
The updated “Back to the Rafters” picks up six years since we last saw the Rafter family. Dave and Julie have created a new life in the country with youngest daughter Ruby, while the older Rafter children face new challenges and Grandpa Ted struggles to find his place. As Dave enjoys his new-found freedom, Julie must reconcile her responsibilities to the family.