AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS TO RETURN IN 2018

Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Discovery Channel is returning to the goldfields of Western Australia with the announcement today the network has commissioned Season 3 of Aussie Gold Hunters with Electric Pictures. The series follows crews of resilient gold prospectors in the outback and this season is the biggest yet, with 13x60 episodes ordered.

Production of Aussie Gold Hunters Season 3 is currently underway in Western Australia, filming on the iconic goldfields as well as surrounding locations, including Kalgoorlie. 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 some new faces and a new crew will be added to the mix.

"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."

Aussie Gold Hunters takes you deep into the remarkable world of gold mining in Western Australia, showcasing its historic towns and the legends that truly make it the wild frontier. These gold-hungry crews are pushing harder, further and risking more than ever before to uncover a life-changing strike.

Aussie Gold Hunters Season 3 will premiere on Discovery Channel on 31 May. The series is produced by Electric Pictures for Discovery Channel.