New to TVNZ OnDemand in June

TVNZ OnDemand will roll out nine exclusive series next month, including two NZ reality newcomers and foreign acquisitions Pure (above), Grand HotelStraight Forward andThe Sex Clinic.

Pure (full season from June 7) concerns a 24-year-old caught in the grip of an excruciating form of obsessive compulsive disorder – nicknamed ‘pure O’ – where her obsessions take the form of intrusive thoughts, often sexual. The Telegraph dubbed this 2019 Channel 4 comedy “dark, witty and excruciatingly graphic”.

Straight Forward (full season from June 24) follows a Danish woman’s attempts to leave her criminal past behind to start a new life in Queenstown. It’s a tale of revenge, danger, redemption and unexpected love from John Banas (Kiwi, Dear Murderer). Reads the blurb: “An ambitious eight-part global co-production that promises viewers their own Nordic-noir packed with thrills and twisted with home-grown flavour.”

Grand Hotel (weekly from June 24) is a “sex and scandals” adaptation of a Spanish-language telenovela set in Miami Beach’s last family-owned hotel that will premiere on ABC a week earlier.

The Sex Clinic (full season from June 7) features a team of sexual health experts that tackles everything from a painful penis to unidentifiable lumps and how to be frisky in the bedroom safely. Quipped The Guardian of this 2013 Channel 4 series: “The Sex Clinic is probably a good thing – I’m just not sure I want to watch.”

Also new will be weekly episodes of the latest seasons of Claws (from June 10), Krytpon (from June 13), and Queen Sugar (from June 13).

S15 of ER will join the roster from June 1, as will S1 of Trust Me (presumably ahead of S2’s TVNZ 1 premiere).

Local digital content will include the documentary Pecking Order (from June 10), which was released theatrically two years ago, Zombody Save Me! (double eps weekly from June 23), High School (weekly from late June) and OUTtv (from June 15).

Zombody tests the survival skills of eight Kiwis during a zombie apocalypse and High School follows those mad enough to enrol in the NZ Skydiving School, in the hopes of gaining a Commercial Skydiving Diploma.

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