As widely speculated, Sea Patrol returns for its third season at 8:30pm Monday May 18 on Nine.
It returns with Lisa McCune, Ian Stenlake and Saskia Burmeister plus regular crew members Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Buffer), Matt Holmes (Swain), John Batchelor (Charge), Jay Ryan (Spider), Kristian Schmid (RO) and Kirsty Lee Allan (Bomber). Joining them is new a crew member in Nikolai Nikolaeff. Robert Coleby from the ABC’s Patrol Boat (1979 – 1983) series will also appear.
Dubbed “Red Gold” the title refers to the deep-sea red fan coral whose weight is worth ‘more than gold.’
The series has once more been filmed with the co-operation of The Royal Australian Navy, supplying production with numerous vessels and crews, including the $60 million Armidale-class patrol boat which plays the role of HMAS Hammersley.
The last series averaged 1.4 million across its series and with less eyeballs hooked to Desperate Housewives than there were twelve months ago, Nine’s drama should be well placed in the 8:30 Monday timeslot.
Nine is also teasing a “Who Will Die?” promo for the show.