Updated: Seven's new outback medical drama takes flight on Wednesday nights.
Seven has locked new local drama RFDS into Wednesday nights, set to launch after the Olympics.
The Endemol Shine Banks drama will screen from Wednesday August 11.
Based on real-life stories of the Royal Flying Doctor Service it stars Stephen Peacocke (Home and Away, Wanted, Five Bedrooms), Rob Collins (Mystery Road, Total Control, Glitch), 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 RFDS 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 RFDS navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend.
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.
Update: 8:40pm Wednesday August 11.