The Four Corniers will be back on the air for a third season starting at 10.30pm on Sunday.
As the only Australian network to broadcast four of the five ABC networks in the region, it will be the first time in nearly a decade the show will be broadcast in a new format.
The program, hosted by presenter Andrew Wills, will follow the daily life of the local families as they cope with the devastating effects of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as the political climate and health problems.
The first episode will air on Tuesday at 10pm.
It will be followed by a four-part special, which will see the Four Cornier team delve into the lives of the families living in the devastated towns and cities of the region.
While the first episode focuses on the impact of the outbreak, the series is set to be more of a family drama, with Andrew Wilsons son-in-law, Jack, and daughter-in and nephew-in partner, Lisa, and their respective families also having to deal with the pressures of living in a community where so much is at stake.
“The challenge of covering the coronas [is] huge,” he said.
“There’s no other way to do it.”
The show’s producers have also been working hard to find a way to keep the audience engaged in the show.
“We’re trying to use it as a tool to encourage people to engage with the community,” he explained.
This year, the production team will be making sure viewers have a good sense of who their local communities are, and how they’re coping.
During the episode, they will also be trying to educate the audience on how to help and support each other.
Andrew Wills and his son- in-law will be looking for ways to help his son, Jack and daughter in-laws as they deal with health issues including the coronase-related issues that have impacted the local community.
One of the challenges of doing the show is that there’s no way to really get a sense of the community as a whole, he said, but the producers are hoping to take the show to the next level with a series of socials, a series called ‘The Community’.
“We want to get people involved in the community to make sure that they’re in touch with each other, so we can get a better understanding of the health and well-being of people in their communities,” he revealed.
In the coming weeks, the producers will be working on the next season of SBS, which is set for a spring launch.
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