September brings the premieres of a new season each of two Aussie series, plus a brand new film from Oz, to the US and beyond.

Love Is in the Air
Love Is In The Air: Delta Goodrem as Dana Randall — Photo courtesy of Netflix © 2023

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Surviving Summer: Season 2 (AU)

The new season of Surviving Summer opens a year after the events in Season 1, when rebellious American teen Summer Torres (Sky Katz, Raven’s Home) was sent to live with family friends in the small surfing town of Shorehaven in Victoria, Australia, after being expelled from school. Then, after making waves amongst her peers, she made the best friends she’d ever had, and a romance blossomed with Ari Gibson (Kai Lewins, The Twelve).

Inspired by that magical time in Shorehaven, Summer’s been surfing constantly in the unforgiving breaks around Rockaway Beach, New York, prompting the formation of a new dream: return to Shorehaven and become a career surfer, like her Aussie mates. Summer’s mother, Margot (Kate Beahan, Troppo), finally relents and says yes to a trip down under, but this time she’s going, too, to keep an eye on her unpredictable daughter.

Poppy (Lilliana Bowrey), Bodhi (Savannah La Rain, Mako Mermaids), and Marlon (João Gabriel Marinho) are delighted to have Summer back, although Ari’s feelings are more complicated. But no one can believe it when Summer announces she wants to make the State Team and compete at Nationals, just like them. Their jaws drop all over again when Summer crashes a final in the middle of the tryouts and rips. She’s not just good; she’s a contender. The problem is, when Summer miraculously makes the team, she also makes a mortal enemy of the team captain: Ari’s new girlfriend, Wren (Annabel Wolfe, Black Snow).

Surviving Summer, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, September 15, exclusively on Netflix.

Neighbours (AU)

Set in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough, the continuation of Neighbours — the long-running Australian weekday drama about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street — picks up two years after the finale in 2022, which was watched by millions of fans.

The reboot stars series regulars Alan Fletcher, Annie Jones, Candice Leask, Emerald Chan, Georgie Stone, Jackie Woodburne, Lloyd Will, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Lucinda Cowden, Marley Williams, Naomi Rukavina, Rebekah Elmaloglou, Riley Bryant, Ryan Moloney, Sara West, Shiv Palekar, Stefan Dennis, Tim Kano, and Xavier Molyneux.

Guest stars include April Rose Pengilly (Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door), Guy Pearce (Jack Irish), Ian Smith (Underbelly), Jodi Gordon (Underbelly), Melissa Bell (Paradise Beach), and Mischa Barton (The O.C.), as well as Trevor the Dog.

Neighbours, a Freevee Original, premieres in the US and UK on Monday, September 18, exclusively on Freevee, with new episodes being released daily, Monday-Thursday, at 7 AM BST in the UK / 2 AM ET in the US. (The series premieres in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand on the same date on Prime Video. Network 10 retains first-run rights in Australia for the new chapter of the series.)

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Love Is in the Air (AU)

Delta Goodrem (Neighbours) stars in this romantic drama as Dana Randall, a fiercely independent and ultra-committed seaplane pilot for Fullerton Airways, a non-profit air service located in picturesque Far North Queensland. Along with her father, Jeff (Roy Billing, Jack Irish), and mechanic BFF Nikki (Steph Tisdell, Total Control), the small team works together to provide the essential air services the local island communities relies on.

When London-based ITCM Financial representative William (Joshua Sasse, Galavant) is sent to Fullerton Airways to review the organization’s financials, Dana welcomes him, aware that they rely heavily on his company’s subsidies. What Dana doesn’t know is that William’s audit is to confirm the business’s financial struggles and to prepare for its closure. As William spends time with Dana and the Island community, his loyalty is torn. He is falling for Dana and the feeling seems mutual — until she accidentally discovers his true purpose.

Love is in the Air, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, September 28, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)



Did you miss any of the new shows from previous days, weeks, or months? Check the Down Under TV Viewing Guide and Archives to find out.


For details about the September premieres of shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland, visit The British TV Place. For info about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place. And for that of a select list of titles from other countries, visit The Global TV Place.



Australian TV Premieres in the US in September 2023