Renewed: Outback Ringer

ABC doco series is back with the highs and lows of feral bull catchers in the top end.

Documentary series Outback Ringer is getting a second season on ABC.

Over seven episodes, the series will track the highs and lows of the ‘ringers’ – feral bull catchers in their world of hopes, high stakes and Outback folklore.

Several  characters from Series 1 are returning, including Indigenous Australian and 3rd generation Ringer Clarry Shadforth, with a new look team and equipment. His father Frank is being funded by the Federal Government to run a youth diversionary camp at Seven Emu Station, with many promising candidates getting the chance to join Clarry’s catching crew.

Also on board are husband and wife team, Liz and Willie Cook, who are expanding their empire with an ever- increasing debt financing. They might just coax series one ringer Lach McClymont into their team, after he went broke due to recent floods.

The master bull catcher Kurt Hammer is also back having negotiated an unprecedented mustering deal with the Northern Land Council and traditional owners of East Arnhem land. He is also negotiating the tricky territory of succession to the considerable Hammer empire with his sons Jesse and Kodi.

It will screen in 2022.

Production credit: Outback Ringer is a Ronde Production for the ABC. Principal production investment from the ABC in association with Screen Australia. Financed with support from Screen Territory. Executive Producer: Ben Davies (Ronde), Series Producer: Liam Taylor (Ronde), Series Director (field) Tommy Lawrence, ABC Manager of Documentaries: Stephen Oliver.

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