New to TVNZ OnDemand in March

Next month TVNZ OnDemand will fast-track video game dramatisation Halo.

The long-delayed Paramount+ series, which was announced nearly 10 years and was destined for Showtime, will stream weekly from March 24.

Based on the video games about an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, it stars Pablo Schrieber (Orange Is the New Black) and Natasha McElhone (Californication).

The blurb promises it “will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future”.

Screw (full season from March 29) is a Channel 4 series about female guards in a men’s prison.

The Guardian dubbed it “a warm, witty welcome to hell!” and The Telegraph “Porridge played straight in new likeable prison drama”.

New from March 3 will be JOE vs CAROLE, a Peacock dramatisation of the feud between Tiger King Joe Exotic and animal rescuer Carole Baskin, who tried to stop his breeding of big cats for profit.

Offbeat comedy Bust Down (full season from March 10) stars Sam Jay (Shrill), Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live), Langston Kerman (The Boys) and Jak Knight (Black-ish) as casino employees living dead-end lives with dead-end jobs in middle America.

In Abandonment Issues (full season from  March 25), two-time Billy T nominee James Mustapic tracks down some of the celebrities from 20 years ago who shaped his childhood but are no longer in the limelight.

Will he be able to bring himself closure … and will he decide to concoct a new scheme that’s sure to bring them back into the limelight?

Other blasts from the past will range from box sets of Charmed (March 1) and Everybody Hates Chris (March 19) to From The Vault: NZ’s Deadliest Disasters (March 1) and S2 of the Kung Fu reboot (weekly from March 10).

Horror fans can stream NZ supernatural anthology Beyond the Veil (March 7), Bates Motel (S1-5, March 15) and Evil (S1-2, March 26).

Other box sets will include:

  • Hightown S2 (March 23)
  • Nancy Drew S1 (March 24)
  • Extant S1-2 (March 31)
  • In Ice Cold Blood S1-3 (March 5)
  • Planet Defenders S1 (March 12)
  • Cheaters S1 (March 13)
  • The Bachelor Australia S9 (March 16)
  • WWE Legends (March 17)

If you love the great outdoors, Bird’s Eye View (March 7) centres on a group of native birds that entertain themselves by observing and commenting on the absurd behaviours of humans.

And on March 1 the Outdoor Channel will premiere S1 of Dropped, in which brothers Chris and Casey Keefer are dropped in the wilderness of New Zealand with virtually nothing, and Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls, in which 10 teams of two compete to survive in the Kiwi bush with Grylls as their guide.

New to the other branded channels from March 1 will be:


Girls of the Sun


Billion Pound Cruises: All At Sea

Metal Down Under S1

Sudden Death: My Sister’s Silent Killer

Heart of the Sea


Manson’s Lost Girls

Stockholm, Pennsylvania

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow

A Sister’s Nightmare


Man on the Bus

Lennon’s Last Weekend

Unravelling Athena: The Champions of Women’s Tennis

It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story

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One Response to “New to TVNZ OnDemand in March”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    February 25, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    I’m excited for that Halo series. In no way on earth would I ever watch it from TVNZ OnDemand. I guess I’m finding it through my online sources yet again like I do for pretty much everything. Hope there’s 4K and Dolby Atmos support!

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