New to Neon in July

The fifth and penultimate season of Animal Kingdom will stream weekly from July 12 on Neon.

It’s been an unusually long gap between seasons because of COVID-19 production disruptions.

Although the crime family’s matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody (Ellen Barkin) died near the end of S4, her character will figure in S5 — but as a younger version (Leila George, who played her in S4).

The season will be split between the past and present, switching from Smurf’s sons struggling to recover from her death to a young Smurf raising twins.

Also new to the platform will be the SoHo series Eden (July 1), The White Lotus (July 19), We Are Lady Parts (July 9) ands S4 of In Treatment (July 14) as well as the outstanding Prime drama Time (July 26), the Jane Austen dramatisation Sandition (July 21) and S3 of The Girlfriend Experience (July 5).

Downtown Abbey fans can binge on all six seasons from July 3 while the first Investigation Discovery series to stream on Neon will be S1 of Heart of Darkness.

Movie premieres will include Kiwi comedy Baby Done starring Rose Matafeo, mindbending thriller Tenet and HBO’s 1993 Oslo Peace Accords dramatisation Oslo (which also will screen on SoHo).

Here are the full TV and movie line-ups for July:

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6 Responses to “New to Neon in July”

  1. Hi Philip. Has the rebooted Gossip Girl found a NZ network or streamer?

  2. Not that I know of, Leo. TV2 aired the original so you’d think TVNZ would have first dibs, especially given it’s a Warners production. But then it was commissioned for HBO Max and its distribution strategy is beyond me. We’re still waiting for Raised by Wolves and The Flight Attendant in this territory while other HBO Max commissions have alternated between TVNZ and Sky. I’ll see what I can find out …

  3. Cheers Philip for the reply, its times like these that we hark back to the days of output deals and knew where most shows would end up.

  4. I see the BBC has nabbed the UK rights to GG, a long shot but this may signal it’s open to whoever’s going to bid for it in this market. TVNZ did a last minute for Friends and could be finalising a deal.

  5. You never know, Leo, but I understand it’s Neon-bound. However, have still to officially confirm this.

  6. Disappointing if it ends up on Neon considering its TVNZ legacy but nevertheless it will finally have a home in NZ.

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