800 Words greenlit for Season 3

Excellent news this afternoon with 800 Words being given a third chapter before the second half of season two returns to our screen next week.

Starring Erik Thomson as a widower who relocates to the fictional town of Weld, New Zealand, along with his kids (Melina Vidler and Benson Jack Anthony), the series follows the affable Turner family as they embark on their own romantic relationships and set about finding their futures.

First premiering in 2015, the series quickly cemented its popularity amongst Australians with the first installment of Season 2 averaging over 1.5 million viewers across both metro and regional audiences.


Brad Lyons, Channel 7’s Director of Production said: “We feel the Turner family’s story is only just beginning. There is so much more in store and we can’t wait to share it with Australia who have embraced this series with such a charming cast and brilliant production team.”

A further testament to the show’s success, 2016 also saw Erik Thomson take home the Silver Logie for Most Popular Male, while Melina Vidler won the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actress in her first major television role.

 Production on 800 WORDS Season 3 will commence next month in New Zealand and all new episodes return 9.00pm Tuesday 31 January on Seven