7.6/101 Votes Alchetron
Composer(s) Karl Steven
First episode date 15 September 2015
Directed by Pino Amenta Mike Smith
Country of origin Australia New Zealand
Networks Seven Network, TVNZ 1
|Created by James Griffin
Starring Erik Thomson Melina Vidler Benson Jack Anthony Rick Donald Bridie Carter Emma Leonard Alexander Tarrant Michelle Langstone Anna Jullienne Cian Elyse Whit
Awards Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer - Actress, Logie Award for Best Actor
Cast Erik Thomson, Benson Jack Anthony, Melina Vidler
800 words season 1 trailer
800 Words (stylised as 800 words) is an Australian—New Zealand comedy-drama television series, co-produced by South Pacific Pictures and Seven Productions for the Seven Network.
- 800 words season 1 trailer
- 800 words season two teaser
- Recurring cast
- Home media
On 19 October 2015, the Seven Network and South Pacific Pictures renewed the show for a second season. It premiered on 23 August 2016 in Australia.
On January 24, 2017, the Seven Network announced that the series had been renewed for a third season.
800 words season two teaser
The series was first announced on 29 October 2014 with the Channel Seven 2015 highlights. The CEO of South Pacific Pictures, Kelly Martin said "Seven loved the scripts from the start and we're thrilled to have this project underway. It enables South Pacific Pictures to broaden our horizons and it'll open up some great opportunities for our local actors and crew." Of the series' tone, the Program Chief of Seven, Tim Ross stated, "If you think this show has a bit of the same feel and vibe as Packed to the Rafters, you're dead right — and we make no apologies for that." Filming for the series began on 2 March 2015.
Erik Thomson plays George Turner, a recent widower who quits his job as a popular 800 word columnist for a top selling Sydney newspaper. Over the internet he buys a house on an impulse in a fictional New Zealand remote seaside town called Weld. He then has to break the news to his two teenage kids, Shay and Arlo (Melina Vidler and Benson Jack Anthony), who just lost their mother, and now face an even more uncertain future. But the colourful and inquisitive locals ensure Turner’s dream of a fresh start does not go exactly to plan.
The series premiered in Australia on 15 September 2015 on the Seven Network and premiered in New Zealand on 5 November 2015 on TV One. In the United States, the series premiered on Acorn TV in 2016.
Season one along with part one and two of season two are available on iTunes in Australia.