Back to the Rafters release date

Back To The Rafters: Release Date, Production & Cast Updates

If you are into dramedy then “Back to the Rafters” which is an Australian family-friendly dramedy (comedy + drama) is the one that should be added to your watch list. Most of us might already be familiar with the show “Packed to the Rafters” which is a prequel to the current show Back to the Rafters. The spin-off series is expected to be a huge hit with all the anticipation and excitement of fans and critics around. The original show Packed to the Rafters aired on September 17th, 2021. Let us now get into the details of the current show, which is all the rage. So as the fans are curious to know about the Back to the Rafters release date let us assist you with that.

The original show Packed to the Rafters aired in the year 2008 and continued till 2013. The sequel, spin-off Back to the Rafters, shows the audience a time leap of 6 years since the Rafter family was seen last. All the members of the family face their respective endeavours and try to overcome their challenges. Grandpa Ted, the oldest of all commits to finding his purpose and works hard. The older children have their troubles. Julie and Dave live with their daughter Ruby and start a new country life. Julie has to strike a balance between work and managing the family while Dave makes use of his newly found liberty. Let us see about the Back to the Rafters release date.

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Back to the Rafters release date

The most anticipated Australian dramedy is all set to be released on September 17, 2021. The show was a hit even before its release so it is only natural for it to smash the screens once it’s released. The show is set for its release on Amazon Prime on Friday, Sept 17. The series shows a leap in the story, 6 years after the show’s family was last seen. It comes with fresh stories but with a classic touch of old faces. 

Back to the Rafters release date
Back to the Rafters

The official trailer of Back to the Rafters was released on August 25th, 2021, which got positive reviews on its YouTube channel. The sequel show’s trailer hit a huge number of views within days of the trailer’s release. This can be taken into consideration while estimating the anticipation of the audience for the spin-off show. The Rafter family’s personal and professional blend of life on the screen will be one hit of a show to watch. The production of the series is done by Amazon Prime and was created by seven studios and will be made available for different countries and territories, precisely about 240 countries.


The 6-episode series takes a week break after airing an episode. It is hard to break it, but that is what it is. This may leave the fans in chills and suspense but makes them ready for a bang with the new episode. The series creators Margaret Wilson, Bevan Lee Katherine Thompson, and Trent Atkinson. The series was directed by Lynn Hegarty, Jeremy Sims, and Catherine Millar. It was co-produced by Lesley Parker.

The original series Packed to the Rafters aired on the Seven Network, but the new sequel spin-off will be available on Amazon Prime. In 2019 September, there was a talk about the renewal of the series sequel in 2020. The filming of the show started in mid-2020 in Sydney, Australia, but the plan got hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The series production was halted in 2020 March and resumed in September later that year. It was finally done in October.


The wonderful cast ensemble include stars like Erik Thomson who played the role of Dave Rafter, Rebecca Gibney, the role of Julie Rafter, Michael Caton as Ted Taylor, Hugh Sheridan as Ben Rafter, Georgina Haig as Rachel Rafter, Willow Speers as Ruby Rafter, Libby Tanner as Tessa, George Houvardas as Nick and Angus McLaren as Nathan Rafter. Jessica Marais quit the show in Feb 2020 due to some personal reason. Georgina Haig was confirmed to step into the role of Rachel Rafter in Mar 2020. The creators are planning a reboot of the original series later this year.

Back To The Rafters
Back To The Rafters

Packed to the Rafters, which is an Australian dramedy tv show, aired on the Seven Network on Tuesdays. The show’s usual timing was at the 8:30 slots because of its long run. Within the narrative of the drama series, there is a nice humorous aspect. Stay tuned to know more about the latest updates.

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