New to TVNZ+: July 6-12

The latest AMC+ series to be resurrected on TVNZ+ is the three-year-old horror romp set in an Australian mining town that’s said to be the last colonial stronghold for vampires, Firebite (July 22).

“Indigenous vampire hunters fight blood-sucking monsters in this effortlessly cool gorefest,” was The Guardian’s verdict of this “exhilaratingly different” eight-part series.

“It isn’t surprising that it works — it totally does — it’s just surprising that more Australian producers are not this adventurous,” echoed the Sydney Morning Herald while Flicks declared:

It’s a banger; a fast, funny, ferocious horror actioner that has tonal commonalities with Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and especially Near Dark, but is very much its own thing

The Guardian also loved Munich Games (July 7), a German-language series set 50 years after the Munich Olympics massacre, when a similarly-inspired terrorism attack threatens to erupt during an Israeli-German soccer match.

It dubbed the six-parter a “tense, gripping, engagingly gnomic spy thriller” and said Michal Aviram had created “something as hard-boiled if not as unremittingly masculinist as her 2015 Israeli spy drama Fauda, and much more intriguing”.

The Telegraph agreed: “If you enjoyed Fauda and Tehran, then Munich Games is your next must-watch.”

A Brief History of the Future (July 9) has futurist Ari Wallach trekking around the world to learn about our futures – and how we can reimagine them.

The series, which went to air three months ago on PBS, is more optimistic than you might expect, Forbes said.

“Getting past the dystopic is why A Brief History of the Future exists. The six-part series represents an earnest, sleekly produced, and thought-provoking effort to provide some balance in our future visions, and reason for hope.”

TVNZ+ also is curating a season of movies for the school holidays. Streaming from July 6 are:

  • Open Season: Scared Silly
  • The Boxtrolls
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • The Addams Family
  • Matilda
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Paranorman.
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