Discovery Channel has commissioned Season 3 of Aussie Gold Hunters.
The series following crews of gold prospectors in the outback has its biggest order yet, of 13×60 min. episodes from WA-based Electric Pictures.
Production is currently underway in Western Australia. 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 new faces yet to be announced.
“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 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.”
Season 3 will premiere on Discovery Channel on 31 May.