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The World Down Under (or TWDU for short) was an Engarian soap opera created by Selena Ledner. It premiered on Wiki TV on November 13th, 2017, and later concluded on December 21st, 2018. The series was set in Australia, focusing on the lives in a fictional Australian city of Dergholm, In Sydney, New South Wales.

History

The Soap was first created by Selena Leder when she went on a vacation in Australia. During an interview on Good Morning Engary on October 14th, Selena said that "she always wanted a soap opera that takes place in Australia, just like some Aussie soaps like Neighbours, Home and Away, and others".

On the same date, Wiki TV has announced that it will air a new soap opera. At the time, it was unknown when will the name of the soap was like, but Wiki TV only hinted that it takes place in Australia.

On November 12th, 2017, It was later revealed that The World Down Under will begin from tomorrow. The first episode aired on Wiki TV At 20:00pm. At the premiere episode, It received poor ratings.

The first season cliffhanger saw the shooting of Kevin Mckenzie (played by Engarian actor Zack Jacobson), with ratings began to improve. The soap returned with a new season on January 2nd, 2018, and it received a new logo and a new intro for the series.

The summer cliffhanger also saw the siege in The Kangaroo Café, With 4 main characters killed off from the series. This cliffhanger is considered as one of the biggest cliffhangers in the soap's history.

The soap returned in September 2018 where new characters were introduced, including Tiffany Thomas (who is played by New Zealander-Engarian actress Elenora Buckridge).

In December 2018, Wiki TV confirmed that The World Down Under would be canceled. Although the program continues to attract millions of viewers every weeknight, the channel stated that they want to make way for a new soap to air, which will occupy TWDU's timeslot. The series concluded on December 21st.

Broadcast

The World Down Under airs every weeknight From 20:00 pm and repeats of the show air on Wiki TV 2 at 12 pm. The show would take a Christmas break for a few weeks until returning with a new season from January. It also takes a summer break for a few weeks until returning with a new season in September.

Seasons

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 30 13 November 2017 22 December 2017
2 140 2 January 2018 20 July 2018
3 79 3 September 2018 21 December 2018

International broadcast

The soap became popular among viewers who are from Australia and New Zealand. The series is also screened worldwide on Wiki TV World up until the series' conclusion.

Australia

New Zealand

Worldwide

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