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TVNZ Greenlights Streaming Drag Race

TVNZ continues to crank up its investment its on-demand service with the joint commissioning of an Australasian RuPaul’s Drag Race. RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under is a partnership with Australian streamer Stan, World of Wonder, Passion Distribution and Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand. Although RuPaul’s Drag Race was never a broadcast hit here, TVNZ Director of Content […]

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Stuff Heads Back to K’Road Post COVID-19

A new season of the unique web series about homelessness in NZ, K’Road Chronicles, starts Monday on the Stuff platform. Unlike the acclaimed first season, the second won’t be streaming on TVNZ OnDemand (where you can still view S1). But S2 will still boast the same high production values. It was directed and edited by Paul […]

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Amazon Primes The Great Escapists

Amazon Prime Video has added to its January line-up a new series starring The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond as an escape artist. The Great Escapists follows Hammond and Mythbusters’ Tory Belleci as they use their smarts and scrap shipwreck to try to escape a deserted island. Reads the blurb: Can they invent themselves off the island? Or […]

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Neon Snares Tiger Woods Tale

An HBO documentary about golf phenomenon Tiger Woods will have its NZ premiere on Sky’s Neon. The two-part Tiger will land here on January 22, nearly two weeks after its January 10 tee-off on HBO, and also will screen on Sky’s golf channel, Sky Sport 6. Reads the blurb: The series paints an intimate picture […]

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Big Sky Among Disney+ Stars

Disney+ subscribers in NZ who want a sneak peek of what the service’s new Star channel will look like should note what’s been announced for Europe. The undoubted highlight will be the exclusive run of the latest David E Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) drama, Big Sky. It stars Kylie Bunbury and Ryan Philippe […]

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Neon Movie and TV Premiere Dates in January

Capone, Dark Waters and The Call of the Wild will premiere next month on Sky’s streaming service, Neon. Also new will be The Iron Mask, Scoob, Motherless Brooklyn, Queen & Slim and The Informant. Making their movie rental debuts will be: Greenland, Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite, An American Pickle and Antebellum (from January 6) The Outpost and […]

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New to Apple TV+ in January

Next month Apple TV+ will premiere a Justin Timberlake movie, a series about a filmmaker who becomes obsessed with a femme fatale, and the second seasons of Dickinson and Servant. Palmer (January 29) stars Timberlake as former high school football star Eddie Palmer, who goes from hometown hero to convicted felon. After 12 years in prison, […]

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New to Disney+ in January

Disney+ will make it a “Wanda”-ful new year with the January 15 premiere of one of 2021’s most anticipated original series, WandaVision. It’s billed as “a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) – two super-powered beings living idealised suburban lives – begin […]

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New to DocPlay in January

DocPlay will celebrate the new year with six exclusive premieres, including two Ken Burns documentary series. Director’s cuts of The Vietnam War and Country Music will stream here for the first time, and DocPlay’s also licensed Burns’ Baseball. The eight-part Country Music chronicles the evolution of country music over the course of the 20th century, from southern Appalachia’s […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in January

The newest Doctor Who adventure will stream from January 2 on TVNZ OnDemand (it premieres on New Year’s Day in the UK). Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks opens with The Doctor locked away in an alien prison while a Dalek’s on the loose in Sheffield. The Times reports the episode will mark the return of […]

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