First cast images released for Aussie drama reboot BACK TO THE RAFTERS


Amazon Prime has released some first look images for the upcoming reboot of classic Australian drama series Packed to the Rafters.

Back to the Rafters picks up the story six years since we last saw the Rafter family.

Dave and Julie have created a new life in the country with youngest daughter Ruby, while the older Rafter children face new challenges and Grandpa Ted struggles to find his place.

As Dave enjoys his new-found freedom, Julie must reconcile her responsibilities to the family.

Returning cast includes Rebecca Gibney,  Erik Thomson, Hugh Sheridan, Angus McLaren, Michael Caton, and George Houvardas.

The cast of Back To The Rafters (image - Amazon)
The cast of Back To The Rafters (image – Amazon)

This new series will also feature Georgina Haig in the role of Rachel Rafter. Haig joined the production after original cast member Jessica Marais pulled out due to health concerns.

Marais had been involved in pre-production for the series when mental health issues returned. Rafters was the 3rd Australian drama Marais was forced to withdraw from in the past 3 years.

BACK TO THE RAFTERS cast Hugh Sheridan (Ben Rafter), Georgina Haig (Rachel Rafter) and Angus McLaren (Nathan Rafter). (image – Amazon)

Commissioned by Amazon Studios and produced by Seven Studios, Back to the Rafters, lead Writer is creator Bevan Lee, with Julie McGauran as Executive Producer and Chris Martin-Jones as Series Producer.

Back to the Rafters will premiere on Amazon Prime Video later this year.

Kevin Perry
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