Foxtel commissions a second series of Tony Robinson’s Time Walks
Foxtel has today announced the commissioning of a second series of Tony Robinson’s Time Walks, to be shot in various locations around Australia and New Zealand later this year.
The first series, which aired late last year, proved to be hugely successful and is currently the second highest rating series ever on The History Channel (following the enormously popular Tony Robinson Explores Australia).
In season two, the 10 x 30 minute series will once again see the Robinson as host, bringing his unique storytelling style to ten new locations: The Barossa Valley, Canberra, Parramatta, Geelong, Townsville, Kalgoorlie, Wellington, Christchurch, Alice Springs and Uluru.
In a statement made to the media, Foxtel’s General Manager of Factual Channels, Jim Buchan said, “The first series of Tony Robinson’s Time Walks was a runaway success for The History Channel, redefining how relevant and accessible our brand commissions can be in delivering new untold histories to our audiences.”
“Tony brings such great energy and perspective to the series and we’re delighted to have him back on board for another series.”
British actor/comedian/TV presenter Robinson said, “I’m over the moon to be making a second series of Time Walks and can’t wait to get back to Australia to discover even more of the hidden history that lies behind, above and below the places Australians walk every day.”
Tony Robinson’s Time Walks will commence production in April 2013 and will go to air on The History Channel in early 2014.
Tony Robinson’s Time Walks is produced by WTFN Entertainment and is exclusive to The History Channel.