Crickey! The Irwin family is coming back to Animal Planet!
Twelve years after the death of The Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, his wife and kids are returning to the network in a new reality series. Earlier this month, Steve’s wife Terri and kids Bindi and Robert announced that they will soon be starring in Crickey! It’s the Irwins.
Since Steve’s tragic death in 2006 (which came after he was pierced in the heart by a stingray’s barb while filming a documentary), the Irwins have continued to carry on his legacy of showing the world the beautiful and dangerous wild animal kingdom.
Steve’s daughter Bindi, now 20, posted about her family’s new show on Instagram.
“I am so happy to announce that our brand-new Animal Planet series will premiere on October 28,” she wrote. “We can’t wait to share our story with you as we continue Dad’s important work. This feels like a beautiful new life chapter. I hope to see you there.”
Robert, 14, shared the exciting news on his Instagram as well. Earlier this month, he posted a photo of the show’s cast and crew.
“That’s a wrap! Crikey, what a crew!” he wrote. “A huge thank you to each and every member of the film crew and Australia Zoo team for your hard work, and passion for this amazing show. I have had a truly wonderful time being part of this, I am so proud of you all, and I cannot wait for ‘Crikey! It’s The Irwins’ to premiere October 28 on @animalplanet.”
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That’s a wrap! Crikey, what a crew! A huge thank you to each and every member of the film crew and Australia Zoo team for your hard work, and passion for this amazing show. I have had a truly wonderful time being part of this, I am so proud of you all, and I cannot wait for ‘Crikey! It’s The Irwin’s’ to premiere October 28 on @animalplanet
Bindi’s boyfriend, Chandler Powell, will also be featured on the ‘Crickey! It’s the Irwins,’ which will show the family as they live and work at the Australia Zoo.
People obtained an exclusive first clip of ‘Crickey! It’s the Irwins’ in which Robert can be heard talking about how wonderful it is to grow up in the zoo.
“It’s an amazing place to live,” he says. “Our alarm clock in the morning is the tigers roaring.”
While Bindi, Terri and Robert have all been featured on reality shows since Steve’s death, this will mark the first time they open up their home life to viewers.
“We work together, we live together. I love our animals and I love living here,” Terri told People. “We are excited to share our work at Australia Zoo and our conservation adventures with the Animal Planet audiences all around the world.”
Fans couldn’t wait to let Bindi and Robert know how excited they are for the new show.
“I don’t watch TV but I am going to have to make time for a few adventures with our favorite Aussie family,” one fan wrote to Bindi on Twitter.
“This is everything I need, thank you for continuing your father’s legacy so well Bindi, he would be extremely proud of you all,” another fan wrote.
Fans even commented on how much Robert has grown to resemble Steve.
“Robert looks and sounds so much like his dad! I am so happy to see you all back! I grew up with you guys and I am so ready for this,” a fan wrote.
‘Crickey! It’s the Irwins’ premieres October 28 on Animal Planet. Watch the show’s first trailer below!
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Crikey! It’s official… our family is returning to @animalplanet on October 28. So honoured to be sharing our journey with you and showcasing all of the incredible adventures we have with our conservation work here at Australia Zoo and worldwide. I can’t wait to embark on this new chapter as we continue Dad’s legacy. Watch out for ‘Crikey! It’s the Irwin’s’ coming soon!
(Photos: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images; Instagram)