Television network Bravo has confirmed two new spin-off series of its hit reality show Below Deck. Named Below Deck Adventure and Below Deck Down Under, the two new titles are the latest titles to join the franchise, building the success of the crew-based drama.
Below Deck Down Under will see a new group of yachties exploring the Australian coastline with filming rumored to be taking place in the Whitsundays, a cluster of islands that sit between the Great Barrier Reef and the northeast coast of Queensland. Home to some of the best diving spots in the world, the series promises underwater adventures as well as on-deck drama. Filming on the series is already well under way.
One the other side of the world, based in the Norwegian Fjords, season one of Below Deck Adventure will see the show leave behind the comforts of the Caribbean in pursuit of icy adventures in the higher latitudes. Set to premiere in 2022, the spin-off series will follow the same framework as before, offering a glimpse into the lives of a yacht crew over the course of an eight-week charter season, but with a sub-zero twist. The crew will face new challenges as they attempt to maintain a luxury service while managing the physical and technical demands of cold-weather cruising.
Further details of the two new spin-offs, such as the cast and yachts, are yet to be announced. Previous superyachts chartered for the show have included the 54-meter sailing yacht Parsifal III and the 56.2-meter The Wellesley.
Some crewmembers, such as Capt. Lee Rosbach and Capt. Sandy Yawn, have achieved something of a celebrity status following the success of the show’s earlier seasons. The new series will join other spin-offs such as Below Deck Mediterranean and Below Deck Sailing Yacht, each of which exposes the highs and lows of a yacht crew on charter.
The show has previously filmed in Greece, Thailand, Tahiti, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands.