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‘Season two of Shipwreck Hunters Australia premieres on Disney+ for thrilling underwater adventures’

Disney+ is bringing back its Australian production, Shipwreck Hunters Australia, for a second season. The documentary series follows a team of ocean explorers as they delve into the stories of survival and tragedy along Western Australia’s ‘Treasure Coast’. The upcoming six-part season promises more thrilling adventures as the team uncovers hidden maritime treasures.

In the first season, viewers witnessed the remarkable discovery of the 111-year-old sunken Finnish-owned sailing ship Glenbank and a 1942 Flying Boat sunk during World War 2 in Broome. The return of Captain Ash Sutton, Andre Rerekura, Nush Freedman, Johnny Debnam, and Ryan Chatfield, along with support from expert maritime archaeologists from the Western Australian Museum, guarantees another season filled with excitement and historical revelations.

Shipwreck Hunters Australia is a collaboration between VAM Media, Terra Australis Productions, and Barking Mad Productions for Disney+, with significant production funding from Screen Australia. Additional support comes from Screenwest, Lotterywest, the Western Australian Regional Screen Fund, and Tourism Western Australia. The series is directed and produced by Brendan Hutchens, with Russell Vines as the series producer and Steve Bibb as the executive producer.

Expressing enthusiasm for the upcoming season, Brendan Hutchens stated that the team is eager to embark on more oceanic adventures. The show has garnered support from Disney, funding partners, and a global audience that embraced the first season with enthusiasm.

Grainne Brunsdon, COO of Screen Australia, anticipates that the new episodes will appeal to adventure enthusiasts worldwide. She commended the team for showcasing enchanting local histories, First Nations perspectives, and captivating wreckage events, promising an engaging viewing experience for the audience.

Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company in Australia and New Zealand, praised Shipwreck Hunters Australia for captivating audiences worldwide with its mystery, adventure, and exploration. She expressed excitement about the return of the series for another season, anticipating more captivating shipwreck tales and breathtaking underwater filmmaking set against the backdrop of Western Australia’s natural beauty.

Rikki Lea Bestall, CEO of Screenwest, highlighted how Shipwreck Hunters Australia has brought global attention to the state’s unique coastal landscape. She welcomed the return of the series to Western Australia, emphasizing the importance of showcasing the region’s natural beauty and historical significance through the lens of underwater exploration.