'Crikey! It's the Irwins: Life in Lockdown': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Animal Planet special

'Crikey! It's the Irwins: Life in Lockdown': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Animal Planet special
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The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a global lockdown, amid which the Irwins are trying to take care of their 1,000-acre zoo while also getting accustomed to the new normal. Bindy Irwin and Chandler Powell managed to get married before the lockdown was imposed but their honeymoon plans did not go as expected. As the lockdown put many restrictions, the family tries to make changes to ensure that they are not breaking any rules and regulations. 

Release Date

'Crikey! It's the Irwins: Life in Lockdown' special airs on July 11, 2020. 


The Irwins are trying hard to get accustomed to the new normal as they juggle with their jobs and the changes that Covid-19 has brought with it. With the pandemic triggering a lockdown, the Irwins have to learn how to manage their 1,000-acre zoo with 1,200 animals. Bindi and Chandler, who recently got married, decided to move in with Terri and Robert as the family thinks of emergency management plans to ensure the Australia Zoo animals remain healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Even though they are quarantining at home, their lives have been busier than ever as they overcome uncertainties while running both Australia Zoo and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. 


The Irwins will be taking the viewers an insight into their life as they face all the challenges coronavirus brings with it. Terri, Bindi, Chandler, and Robert will be spending the quarantine together taking care of the animals and the zoo. 


The show is produced for Animal Planet by Eureka where Paul Franklin, Chris Culvenor, Wes Dening, Rikkie Proost, and Rod Parker serve as executive producers. For Animal Planet, Erin Wanner is the executive producer with Sarah Russell as a supervising producer.



Ever since the pandemic has hit Australia, the Australian zoos have been affected financially. Terri admitted that since they have no guests and no income. Before the world was affected by coronavirus pandemic, Terri revealed that around $2,77,524 (AUD 400,000) a week was the payroll. However, due to coronavirus, that has been affected and this had pushed them to think of the staff and volunteers that were working at the zoo. 

Terri recalled that Steve Irwin's wish was to take care of the zoo if anything happened to him and she wanted to make sure that even after all these years, she kept his legacy alive and valued his words. With the pandemic bringing uncertainties, the show will highlight how the Irwins sail through it all. 

Where to Watch

The show premieres on July 11, 2020, at 10 pm ET on Animal Planet. 

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