NEW IN­TER­NA­TIONAL DRAMA

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Flack: Anna Paquin (left, True Blood, The Pi­ano) plays a Lon­don-based pub­lic re­la­tions maven with high-pro­file clients. While Paquin’s char­ac­ter is adept at mak­ing the best out of tricky sit­u­a­tions on the pro­fes­sional front, the same can’t be said of her per­sonal life. Streams On­De­mand.

Man­i­fest: A plane dis­ap­pears on a flight from Ja­maica to New York and those on board are pre­sumed to have died. But five years later the pas­sen­gers and crew, for whom no

time has passed, re-ap­pear and strug­gle to re­sume their old lives. Screens on TVNZ 1.

Man­hunt: In­spired by a true story, this Bri­tish drama looks at the po­lice’s ef­forts to cap­ture se­rial killer Levi Bell­field. The story be­gins in 2004 when a woman is at­tacked and left for dead in a Lon­don park. Martin Clunes (above, Doc Martin) plays DCI Colin Sut­ton, who is ap­pointed the case’s se­nior in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer. Streams on TVNZ 1.

My Life Is Mur­der: New Zealand’s Lucy Law­less head­lines this Aus­tralian crime drama as Alexa Crowe, a fear­less and un­apolo­getic in­ves­ti­ga­tor. The show is set in Mel­bourne. Screens on TVNZ 1.

Bad Moth­ers: Ex-Love Child ac­tress Mandy McEl­hin­ney (left) stars along­side Shalom Brune-Franklin (Doc­tor Doc­tor), Jes­sica Tovey (Home And Away) and Tess Haubrich in an Aus­tralian se­ries about four dif­fer­ent moth­ers whose chil­dren at­tend the same pri­mary school. Streams On­De­mand.

The War Of The

Worlds: Eleanor Tom­lin­son (right, Poldark) stars in this adap­tion of H.G. Wells’ novel about a cou­ple’s fight for sur­vival when Mar­tians in­vade Earth. Set in Ed­war­dian Eng­land, the cast in­cludes Rupert Graves (Sher­lock) and Robert Car­lyle (Once Upon A Time). Screens on TVNZ 1.

Whiskey Cav­a­lier: Whiskey Cav­a­lier is the co­de­name for top FBI agent Will Chase (Scott Fo­ley), who teams up with CIA op­er­a­tive Francesca “Frankie” Trow­bridge played by The Walk­ing Dead ac­tor Lau­ren Co­han. In this se­ries, Will and Frankie over­see an in­ter­na­tional team of spies. Screens on TVNZ 2.

Grand Ho­tel: Eva Lon­go­ria (Des­per­ate Housewives) ap­pears in this US re­make of the hit Span­ish pe­riod drama Grand Ho­tel. Set in Mi­ami in the mod­ern day, the new show cen­tres on a lux­ury ho­tel’s wealthy fam­ily own­ers and its staff. Streams On­De­mand. The Red Line: For­mer ER ac­tor Noah Wyle (left) plays a Chicago teacher and fa­ther griev­ing the loss of his doc­tor hus­band, an AfricanAmer­i­can, who was shot dead by a white po­lice of­fi­cer. Screens on TVNZ 1.

Roswell, New

Mex­ico: Drama about a woman who re­turns to Roswell after a 10-year ab­sence to care for her sick fa­ther. She rekin­dles a ro­mance with her teenage crush and dis­cov­ers he is an alien. Streams On­De­mand.

The Feed: Based on the novel of the same name, this sci-fi thriller cen­tres on the fam­ily of a man who in­vented a piece of tech­nol­ogy called ‘The Feed’ which is im­planted into most peo­ple’s brains. This al­lows for shar­ing of in­for­ma­tion, emo­tions and mem­o­ries. But the tech­nol­ogy has its down­sides and it cre­ates con­flict be­tween fam­ily mem­bers. Streams On­De­mand.

The Pas­sage: Star­ring Mark-Paul Gos­se­laar (NYPD Blue), this se­ries re­volves around a se­cret med­i­cal fa­cil­ity where sci­en­tists are ex­per­i­ment­ing with a dan­ger­ous virus that could lead to the cure for all dis­ease, but po­ten­tially wipe out the hu­man race. Streams On­De­mand.

Lau­ren Co­han and Scott Fo­ley from Whiskey Cav­a­lier

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