It was Australia’s first taste of ‘slow TV’, and 400,000 of us were left wanting more.
Much, much more.
If you didn’t catch it, here’s the primer: The Ghan was a mostly-silent 3-hour broadcast of the iconic train as it meandered along the track between Adelaide and Darwin.
That’s it. Just a train moving through the outback.
It was meant to be boring. But people went bonks over it.
Me: three hours of this? can’t think of anything more boring.
Me 90 minutes later: this is f***ing ART. Why on earth has SBS edited it down to three hours.#TheGhan
— Rohan Leppert (@RohanLeppert) January 7, 2018
Unrelated question: Can a train win Best New Talent at The Logies? #TheGhan
— Mel L (@mel_laah) January 7, 2018
My kids keep trying to talk to me. Don't they understand that I'm WATCHING THE TRAIN??? #TheGhan
— Michelle 👽🇦🇺 (@MichelleMackey1) January 7, 2018
— Sharyn Reesby (@CreateAllThings) January 7, 2018
On Wednesday afternoon, SBS made it official – they are extending the original 3-hour version of The Ghan… by 14 hours. Check out the hilarious new promo in the player above (readers outside Australia can find it here).
We can’t wait!