It was only a matter of time before the photogenic Below Deck crew sailed down under to grace our sunburnt shores. For the better part of a decade, cameras have featured everywhere from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean. Now, the Emmy-nominated franchise is finally making its Australian debut. Which has been double-confirmed today by the release of an official Below Deck: Down Under trailer in addition to the announcement of its release date.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Whitsundays (because where else?) and the Great Barrier Reef while it’s still alive (Ibid.), this charter season is led by the far-too-handsome Captain Jason Chambers aboard the luxurious M/Y Thalassa. Exploring the “complex, often explosive dynamics” of demanding guests as well as the crew on board, here’s who you can expect an appearance from in terms of the latter:
- Aesha Scott – Chief Stew, Fan Favourite (“I’m the Chief Stew now, bitches!”)
- Ryan McKeown – Chef
- Jamie Sayed – Bosun
- Tumi Mhlongo – Stew
- Magda Ziomek – Stew
- Culver Bradbury – Deckhand
- Brittini Burton – Deckhand
- Ben Crawley – Deckhand
“Though the dynamics onboard are initially smooth sailing, a boatload of problems bubble up when Chef Ryan McKeown immediately falls out of sync with Chief Stew Aesha Scott,” reveals the Below Deck: Down Under synopsis.
“The deck team also hits rocky waters when the Bosun Jamie Sayed’s firm management style is called into question by a free-spirited team member with an aversion to rules. Meanwhile, on the interior, Chief Stew Aesha learns the hard way that not everyone on her team will be motivated by her friend-first work mentality.”
“Between charters, the yachties blow off steam by taking full advantage of Australia’s world-renowned nightlife [LOL] where drama, surprising flirtations, and wild adventures heat up their well-deserved nights off.”
Below Deck: Down Under will premiere on March 17th via Peacock (US release date) and March 18th via Hayu (Australian release date); the first three episodes are scheduled to stream right from the jump with weekly instalments thereafter – check out the trailer above.