TVNZ OnDemand Adds Normal People and Hillary

TVNZ OnDemand will debut the full season of romantic drama Normal People on April 26.

The 12-part BBC series follows the on-again/off-again relationship of high school sweethearts Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) over several years.

“If Sally Rooney is the ‘Salinger for the Snapchat generation’, then it seems only fitting the TV adaptation of her novel that garnered the title should be radical, risque and boundary-pushing,” The Guardian said.

“The team behind the small-screen version of Normal People, the Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson and the producer Ed Guiney, believe complex dramas about young people are increasingly in demand, and the show will sit in a similar space to Sky Atlantic’s Euphoria and Netflix’s Sex Education.”

It can be streamed the same day it goes to air in the UK.

TVNZ OnDemand also is adding to this month’s slate the box set of Episodes (April 26) and the Hulu documentary series Hillary (April 18), which profiles Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Wall Street Journal dubbed the four-part chronicle “never less than mesmerising” and The Washington Post “rather sleek and highly watchable”.

But Time said “people who follow politics (and in 2020, good luck avoiding them) have heard almost all of this before” while Variety lamented, “It could have been so much more.”

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