Back to the Rafters

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Back to the Rafters
GenreDrama
Comedy
Created byBevan Lee
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producerJulie McGauran
ProducerChris Martin-Jones
Production companySeven Studios
Release
Original networkAmazon Prime Video
Original release2021 (2021)
Chronology
Related showsPacked to the Rafters (2008–2013)

Back to the Rafters is an upcoming Australian family-oriented drama/comedy television program which will premiere on the Amazon Prime Video on 17 September 2021. The series will be a spin-off and sequel to Packed to the Rafters, which aired on Seven Network from 2008 to 2013.

Synopsis[edit]

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.[1]

Production[edit]

In September 2019, it was reported the cast members were in discussion to revive the series for a 2020 season under the working title Back to the Rafters.[2] The series will not air on Seven Network, instead it will be placed on Amazon Prime Video,[3] which was confirmed in December 2019, along with the return of Rebecca Gibney, Erik Thomson, Jessica Marais, Hugh Sheridan, Angus McLaren, Michael Caton and George Houvardas.[4] Filming commenced in Sydney in 2020.[5]

In February 2020, Jessica Marais dropped out of the series for personal reasons.[6][7] In March 2020, it was announced Georgina Haig would take over the role of Rachel Rafter.[8]

Production of the series was stopped in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[9] It resumed in September 2020 and filming was completed on 2 October 2020.[10]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haring, Bruce (5 December 2019). "'Back To The Rafters' Will Bow As First Amazon Original Scripted Drama In Australia". Deadline. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  2. ^ Knox, David (11 August 2019). "Packed to the Rafters revival under discussion". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  3. ^ Knox, David (12 August 2019). "Back to the Rafters headed to Amazon Prime". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  4. ^ Knox, David (5 December 2019). "Back to the Rafters confirmed for Amazon Prime". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  5. ^ Christmass, Pip (5 December 2019). "Packed To The Rafters set to return to our screens in 2020". 7News. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  6. ^ Knox, David (11 February 2020). "Jessica Marais out of Rafters recital". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  7. ^ Dye, Josh (11 February 2020). "Jessica Marais pulls out of Back to the Rafters for personal reasons". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  8. ^ Knox, David (4 March 2020). "Georgina Haig replaces Jessica Marais on Rafters revival". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  9. ^ Knox, David (21 March 2020). "Back to the Rafters halts production". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  10. ^ Knox, David (12 October 2020). "Back to the Rafters finishes filming". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 October 2020.

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