The production company behind Outback Truckers is on the hunt for rookie truckies to participate in a new television show that will see them “drive big loads on difficult outback roads”.
Big Rigs has approached Prospero Productions to find out more. “The rookie truckies show is in development and we’re actively seeking those rookie truckies. We will be pitching this to international broadcasters next month,” said Prospero managing director Julia Redwood.
“We’re looking for drivers who are doing the big runs.”
The show would be a spin-off from the hugely successful Outback Truckers, which aired for nine seasons, with season nine hitting screens in May 2021.
It would see rookie truckies travelling the length and breadth of Australia, guided by Outback Truckers legends who will impart their knowledge and wisdom onto the next generation of road train drivers.
Prospero is looking for rookie drivers who already hold their MC licence or those planning to upgrade within the next six months. Drivers will need to already hold their HR, HC or MC licence in order to participate.
Prospero is also the production house behind the top-rating new series, Outback Farm, which recently aired on 7Mate. It stars Outback Truckers stars Danyelle and Anthony Haigh, along with their two young boys – following their journey as they switch from life on the road as water drillers to a new life on a remote farm in the middle of the desert, growing and transporting hay.
Rookie truckies wanting to participate can email firstname.lastname@example.org.