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ThreeNow to Stream Kids TV Expose

ThreeNow has added to its March slate a docuseries that exposes the dark side of children’s TV from 25 years ago. The four-part series uncovers the alleged toxic and dangerous culture behind some of the most iconic children’s shows of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Here’s the media release: QUIET ON SET: THE DARK […]

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Old is New to Netflix in February

Next week Netflix NZ picks up seasons 1-4 of Killing Eve and 10-14 of NCIS as well as seasons of Special Victims Unit. All series have screened extensively on TVNZ and Three but clearly the streamer still sees value in licensing them for their audience. The tactic certainly worked for S1-2 of Yellowstone. It shot to the […]

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New to ThreeNow in March

Paper Dolls (March 3) is a Paramount+ Australia commission about the meteoric rise and fall of a manufactured girl-group — five aspiring pop singers on the eve of the new millennium. The publicity promises “a deep dive into the behind-the-scenes machinations of the making of a pop star [that] will challenge audiences to consider how far […]

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New to Netflix in February: Highlights

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Premieres on February 22. Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony — then everything changed. A live-action reimagining of the popular animated series. Starring: Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, Dallas Liu, Daniel Dae Kim, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Elizabeth Yu, Ken Leung Country of Origin: United […]

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Swift Debut for Expanded Eras

Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) will stream from March 15 on Disney+.  Today’s announcement coincided with the revelation that “Disney+ lost 1.3 million subscribers in the final quarter of 2023 amid a hefty price hike that went into effect last [spring], but managed to narrow its streaming business’ losses by $300 million […]

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New to TVNZ+: February 10-23

Boiling Point (February 21) gives kitchen-sink drama new meaning with its take on the pressure-cooker world of the hospitality industry. Like The Bear, it revolves around flawed people concocting flawless food in a fine dining restaurant. Originally a 90-minute feature film, which TVNZ+ isn’t streaming, it’s been spun off into a four-part series starring the same […]

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New to TVNZ+: February 3-9

The Good Lord Bird (February 7) is the latest Sky series to stream on TVNZ+. It follows an enslaved teenager (Joshua Caleb Johnson-Lionel) as he joins abolitionist John Brown’s (Ethan Hawke) motley crew during the Bleeding Kansas era before the Civil War. Rotten Tomatoes summed it up as “an epically irreverent adaptation that does right […]

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New to Disney+ in February

Shōgun is Disney’s big-gun premiere for its streaming service this month. The second adaptation of the James Clavell novel is set in 1600 Japan as civil war looms. The first two of 10 episodes land on February 27, with the rest to roll out weekly. “With a cast of stellar talent that includes Cosmo Jarvis […]

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New to Prime Video in February

Mr. & Mrs. Smith | Series Two lonely strangers becomes glamorous spies working under the front of an arranged marriage. But heir complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they develop real feelings for each other. What’s riskier: espionage or marriage? (February 2) Upgraded | Movie An ambitious art world intern is mistaken for […]

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New to Neon in February

The streaming premiere of Sky NZ Original Miles from Nowhere (February 22) and the 12th and final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm (February 5) headline next month’s attractions on Neon. Miles from Nowhere is billed as “a bold six-part drama-comedy series about the everyday and not-so-everyday experiences of the Muslim diaspora” in NZ. It stars Arlo […]

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