New to ThreeNow in February

The most popular original series to stream on Australia’s Binge service premieres next month on ThreeNow.

Strife (February 18) stars Asher Keddie (Nine Perfect Strangers, Offspring) as a former magazine editor who churns through her redundancy to launch Australia’s first women’s website.

The comedic drama was inspired by Mia Freedman’s memoir Work, Strife, Balance and has become Binge’s best performing original since debuting in December.

The Age thought it “vibrant and richly textured … keenly in tune with its times even though it’s set a decade ago” while Screenhub argued: “It’s polished, features a solid cast, most of its swipes at the world of online media hit home and it doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

Work on a second season already is underway.

“It has seen audience growth faster than any other Binge original, breaking records to become our biggest series launch for both first day and first week viewing and I am excited to see the writers, led by Sarah Scheller, back in the writers’ room to work on next season,” Alison Hurbert-Burns, executive director for Binge and Foxtel Group Content and Commissioning, told Deadline.

The trade paper also reported: “Binge’s most notable show to date, sitcom Colin From Accounts, has been a hit on Paramount+ in the U.S. after building followings in Australia and the UK, where it is on the BBC.

“Season two recently went back into production following a writing delay caused by the U.S. labour strikes.”

Heat (February 1) stars Danny Dyer and Darren McMullen as best friends who emigrated to Australia 20 years earlier from the UK.

Every summer they reunite for a holiday with their families in tow — only for their latest catch-up to flare out of control as dark secrets are exposed and a bushfire rages.

The Times dubbed it “the latest thriller to rot your brain over four nights” while The Guardian said: “Dyer’s cockney-geezer charisma makes this otherwise mediocre four-part thriller worth a try.”

And streaming the same (undisclosed) day as Three is S4 of New Zealand Today.

Among “volunteer journalist” Guy Williams’ scoops will be catching the scooter man who outran the NZ Police, discovering who the hell ‘Jim’ from Jim’s Mowing is, helping a bakery in trouble, teaching a town how to say its own name, receiving an apology from an infamous criminal, and tracking down the star of the “Ōtāhuhu Bomb Scare” viral video.

Also new to binge are  S11 of Married at Fright Sight Australia and S2 of Extraordinary Extensions as well as series that have previously screened or streamed elsewhere, including:

  • Guerrilla (February 2), a 2017 Sky Atlantic/Showtime series about radical black activists in ’70s London
  • 2017 Australian thriller Wake in Fright (February 14), about a Sydney school teacher who winds up broken and desperate in a small mining town
  • S1-3 of The Inbetweeners (February 13)
  • movie spin-off Ash vs Evil Dead S1-3 (February 27).
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7 Responses to “New to ThreeNow in February”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    January 15, 2024 at 12:33 pm

    Streaming services like ThreeNow are soooo frustrating. Watching the SailGP – unable to skip ads, having the world’s worst UI for fast forward (and doubly worse for rewind). I only need the occasional experience to remind myself why PVRs are so enjoyable – to the point where waiting for a broadcast many hours (or months in the case of TVNZ) later is actually worthwhile.

  2. And is that the same Colin from Accounts that was on TVNZ already?

  3. Still no news about the movie channel 🤔

  4. Re: Colin from Accounts. 10th top streamed show for TVNZ in 2022/23. Total streams 1.164m, average audience 160,000 (so some people watched it more than once or some people started and ditched it for the 8ep series). It does beg the question, is there any audience left for it? And more importantly – who’ll get S2?

  5. Afraid not, Trevor. But will keep pestering WBD.

  6. Good on you Philip 😁

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