Television network Bravo has confirmed two new spin-off series of its hit reality show Below Deck.
Below Deck Adventure and Below Deck Down Under are the latest titles to join the franchise, building the success of the crew-based drama.
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.
On the other side of the world, Below Deck Down Under will see a new group of yachties exploring the Australian coastline. Home to some of the best diving spots in the world, the series promises underwater adventures on the Great Barrier Reef as well as on-deck drama. Filming on the series is already well under way.
Further details of the two new spin-offs, including 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 Captain Lee Rosbach and Captain 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.