Following last week’s news that this outback trucking family will be appearing in their own reality TV show, Danyelle Haigh spoke with Big Rigs about what we can expect.
Danyelle and Anthony Haigh, together with their two young boys Heath and Theo, are best known for their regular appearance on the hit television show Outback Truckers.
They run Murranji Water Drilling, which sees them travel to some of Australia’s most remote and desolate landscapes.
Though the family called the town of Allora in the Southern Downs Region of Queensland home, much of their time in recent years has been spent living in their road trains.
That was until their move late last year to the NT, to a property known as Territory Grape Farm, located around 200 kilometres north of Alice Springs.
The 2100 hectare property near Ti Tree was snapped up for around $7 million and is the site of their next business venture, which encompasses a farm, complete with various crops, and a luxury park. “We will still be drilling in between developing the farm,” Danyelle said.
Their new reality show is called Outback Farm and will be produced by Prospero Productions, the same production company that’s behind Outback Truckers.
“We were approached by Prospero Productions late last year after they heard of our new adventure in the NT. They asked what our plans were and if we were keen to turn it into a TV show. I can’t reveal too much yet but there’s no scripts, no lines, just what it looks like in outback Australia trying to start a new business venture and develop a tourist attraction. It’s hard work, sweat and tears, trying to make our dreams a reality,” explained Danyelle.
Filming for Outback Farm began in February this year. There will be six episodes in the season. “We are hoping for it to hit the TV screens in early 2023 on Chanel 7, Discovery, Quest and a couple more channels showing across the world. We are opening our lives and our home for this reality TV show. It’s just us, our family, our friends and the businesses we use that will feature in it,” Danyelle added.
“We’re really putting a lot on the line to do this. It’s scary but we feel it’s important to showcase the hard work behind the scenes of life on the land. We are excited to share this with the world.”
While the immediate future of Outback Truckers is still in air, Danyelle explains that the two shows will remain completely separate. “This show isn’t replacing Outback Truckers, which is on a totally different budget and has a totally different team,” she said.
Back in May, Prospero Productions told Big Rigs that it was working hard to be in a position to green light a new series of Outback Truckers. But to date, there has still not been any further news relating to a new season of the popular show.