NEW LOCAL DRAMA
Straight Forward: Mark Mitchinson (Dear Murderer) appears in this Danish-New Zealand thriller about a Scandanavian woman with a criminal past who moves to Queenstown for a fresh start. Screens on TVNZ 1.
This adaption of Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker prize-winning novel is set on the West Coast during the 1860s gold rush when a young woman sails from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. It stars Martin Csokas (Shortland Street), Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) and Eve Hewson (The Knick). Screens on TVNZ 1.
The Bad Seed: Dean O’Gorman (Westside) and Matt Minto (Shortland Street) play two brothers from a dysfunctional family whose lives are rocked by a murder investigation. Other actors in the series include Madeleine Sami (The Great Kiwi Bake Off), Amanda Billing (Shortland Street) and Michelle Langstone (800 Words). Screens on TVNZ 1.
Dean O’Gorman and Matt Minto