New to TVNZ+ in July

Sherwood, an acclaimed UK drama about a massive 2014 manhunt in Nottingham that has its root in the 1984 miners’ strike, and which the BBC has just renewed, will stream on TVNZ+ from July 12.

From writer James Graham (Quiz), who grew up in the area, it stars Joanne Froggatt, Lesley Manville and David Morrissey, and is loosely based on the true story of two unconnected murders that occurred in 2004.

“A multi-layered drama, with several sub-plots, two grisly killings and one foot firmly in a troubled past, this is chilling, clever and unmissable,” was the Daily Mirror’s verdict.

The Guardian said the BBC’s four-part adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s novel  Life After Life (July 8), which stars Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit) as a woman who keeps on dying and being reborn, “is so full of grief it can feel overwhelming – but the anguish is irresistible“.

Hullraisers (July 13) is a Channel 4 comedy about the lives of three working-class women in Hull juggling work, kids, demanding friends, family and frustrating parents from the school playground.

Radio Times thought it “irreverent, but flawed” while Chortle observed “the naturalistic energy means the show is more likely to invite constant smiles than raucous laughter”.

The Resort (July 28) is a Peacock true-crime conspiracy series from Mr Robot creator-producer Sam Esmail that will unfold in two separate timelines over eight episodes.

It’s described as a comedic thriller that explores love, marriage and family vacations, set against the backdrop of the Mayan Riviera, where a married couple on the brink of divorce inadvertently becomes embroiled in one of the Yucatan’s most bizarre, unsolved mysteries.

Passport to Freedom (July 18) is a 2021 Brazilian miniseries about a Brazilian consulate in 1930s Germany who saved many Jews from prison.

The Replacement (July 27) is a 2017 two-part psychological thriller set in Glasgow about workplace rivalry, motherhood and the issues that arise from making ‘the right choice’.

Other premieres will include Glastonbury 2022 Highlights and Glastonbury: 50 Years and Counting (July 14), true-crime docus The Case Died With Her (July 12) and Sins of the City (July 30), and the latest seasons of The Bachelorette (July 12), Rutherford Falls (July 29) and RuPaul’s Drag Race (July 30).

And if you missed its original run on Sky’s The Zone, S1-6 of Grimm will stream from July 13.

New to the branded channels from July 1 will be:

Adult Swim

Metalocalypse S2-3
Mr Pickles (finale)
Samurai Jack S1


Les Miserables
La Belle Epoque


Ready to Fly
Riders of Destiny
Clean Hands
On the Wild Side


Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Sins in the Suburbs
She Made Them Do It


Savage Wild S4
Wardens S3
Whitetail Nation S1


Camp Wannakiki S2b
Ruckus in Dutchess S1b
Out for Laughs S1b
F*cking Smart S1b


King Rocker
Outside the City
The Street
The Blood is at the Doorstep

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4 Responses to “New to TVNZ+ in July”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    June 29, 2022 at 6:04 am

    Hi. I’m completely lost on A.P. Bio. I see it’s leaving Netflix in July. Listed on TVNZ+ as not available and S2 might be on Neon from July. Any intel on S3 and S4 for NZ? Many thanks.

  2. Hi Jon. S3 has aired on TVNZ 2 and streamed on TVNZ+. I’m not aware of S2 resurfacing on Neon. Given TVNZ’s NBCUniversal deal, I would expect all four seasons to pop up shortly on TVNZ+. But given the tangle of streaming and linear rights in a market where NBCUni spreads its content across multiple platforms, who knows for sure. Hope to have a definitive answer shortly …

  3. Hey, Jon. TVNZ has confirmed it no longer has the rights to AP Bio so it looks as if Sky will be picking it up under its Have sought confirmation from Sky.

  4. Well, Jon, Sky says it doesn’t have AP Bio in the pipeline, so perhaps it’s bound for Prime Video. In any event, its haphazard distribution here by NBCUniversal and unavailability on the two broadcasters with comprehensive NBCUni deals – Sky and TVNZ – highlight how fragmented – and frustrating – licensing rights have become in this market in the digital age.

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