RFDS opens with a doctor escaping her past, joining the Royal Flying Doctor Service on a day in which a catastrophic emergency retrieval hits the team personally. Together they will deal with the fallout, all while continuing their highly skilled work, fighting the clock and the elements to save people having the worst day of their lives.
Based on remarkable real-life stories and filmed on location in and around Broken Hill, this series will capture the beauty and brutality of Australia’s vast centre where the doctors, nurses, pilots and support staff of the RFDS negotiate the unique challenges of emergency retrievals across some of the most inhospitable places in the country.
It’s also a story about community and people coming together to laugh, to cry and to triumph, in spite of the huge obstacles they face.
The show will commence next year.
It's not Steve's first return to Australian screens after a stint in Hollywood.
In June it was announced that he would star on Ten’s Five Bedrooms, playing a toyboy love interest for Heather, played by Doris Younane.
"I guess I was (surprised when I saw Ben and Heather get together) it's not something you see all the time," the star told the Daily Telegraph of the age gap romance.
"There's this perception people want all this fake stuff all the time, but I think people actually just want natural.
"And I think it's a really cool thing that the writers threw that in, that's what a lot of people might like about the relationship, I think."
Steve left Home and Away in 2016, moving with actress wife Bridgette Sneddon to Hollywood.
He won roles in movies Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Me Before You.