Produced by Seven Productions and South Pacific Pictures
Erik Thomson plays George, a man who used to skate through life but who is now stumbling. When his wife dies suddenly, George makes a rash decision to move his two teenage kids away from the big smoke of Sydney to a picturesque town in New Zealand. All he wants to do is make a fresh start but it seems that everyone — his kids, the townspeople, the universe — have other ideas. (8 x 45min)
Cast: Erik Thomson, Bridie Carter, Melina Vidler, Bensen Jack Anthony, Rick Donald, Emma Leonard
Bay of Plenty [UK/NZ]
Produced by Carnival Films and Libertine Pictures
A darkly eccentric drama that will follow a London detective's move to Rotorua with her partner and kids.
The Code - series 2
Produced by Playmaker Media Pty Ltd
Did Ned, Jesse and Hani really think they would be able to just stroll away from the shit-storm they unleashed at the end of series 1, a little bruised, but essentially scott-free? As series 2 opens, serious charges are being filed in an American court and Ned and Jesse Banks come face to face with the very real possibility of being extradited to the US. Fortunately for the Banks brothers, the folks in National Security are sitting on a nut they just can't crack and Jesse Banks might be the man to do it₊
Cast: Ashley Zukerman, Dan Spielman, Adele Perovic
The Cul De Sac [NZ]
Produced by Greenstone TV Productions
Sci-fi drama The Cul De Sac centres on 16-year-old Rose who must keep her siblings safe after all the adults mysteriously disappear and dark forces begin to tear the world apart. (6x30min)
Cast: Greta Gregory as Rose, Simon Mead, KJ Apa, Tim Hamilton, Jay Saussey, Jim McLarty, Flynn Steward, Molly Leishman
Dirty Laundry [NZ]
Produced by Filthy Productions
Dirty Laundry centres on a middle-class family whose mother is jailed for money laundering - will they keep her business interests going to sustain their lifestyle? (13x60min)
Produced by A Princess Pictures Production in association with Opera Australia for ABC TV
A contemporary comedic opera written and designed especially for the screen. After a long and satisfying marriage, wealthy couple Iris (Marina Prior) and Jed (John O'May), are happily getting a divorce and are throwing an elaborate party at their elegant home to celebrate. But by the end of the evening, Iris and Jed's divorce has triggered a renegotiation of all certainties and the characters are set on an unanticipated course. A four-part series and feature length film.
Cast: Marina Prior, John O'May, Lisa McCune, Hugh Sheridan, Kate Miller-Heidke, Matthew McFarlane, Melissa Madden-Gray, Peter Cousens
Dumb Criminals Motorcycle Club
Produced by Antichocko Productions Pty Ltd
The story of two hopeless crims, Rabbit and Rongo. Out of jail, they regroup and battle old girlfriends, bikie gangs and their own stupid plans and schemes. They team up with other petty criminals, Jimmy Speed, Pothead and Droptank. This series is based on true dumb crimes from around the world only the names have been changed to expose the guilty. The old saying goes, crime doesn't pay... Well, it pays less if you're a DUMB CRIMINAL.
Cast: Paul Fenech, et al
Produced by CJZ in association with ABC TV
As our third longest-serving prime minister, Andrew Dugdale (Shaun Micallef) was a man who mattered. He dined with presidents and kings, co-hosted world summits and changed the lives of millions of his fellow Australians. But since his publicly-mandated retirement, this not-so-elder statesman has far too much time on his hands and no one to waste it on. What's a former Man of the People to do? (6x30min)
Cast: Shaun Micallef
The Family Law
Produced by Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd
Welcome to The Family Law. The story of a sprawling Chinese-Australian family who are unlike any you've ever met, and yet also disturbingly familiar. Based on the hit memoir, The Family Law is a black comedy series set on Queensland's Sunshine Coast over one hot summer. Fourteen-year-old Benjamin Law strives for television soap mega-stardom whilst trying to stop his parents from splitting up, usually with disastrous results. 6x25min. Airing 2016
Cast: Trystan Go as Benjamin Law, Shuang Hu as Candy Law, George Zhao as Andew Law, Karina Lee as Tamm, Vivian Wei as Michelle, Fiona Choi as Jenny Law, Anthony Brandon Wong as Danny Law
Filthy Rich [NZ]
Produced by Filthy Productions
Filthy Rich follows three young characters who find they are the illegitimate off-spring of one of New Zealand's wealthiest men. When he dies, these unwanted, unexpected heirs stand to share in his legacy — but not if his legitimate family has anything to do with it. They're bonded through thick and thin, sick and sin. But who is good? Who is bad? This is a game, a power struggle, a family torn asunder — who will be the victor? (20x45min) Airing 2016.
Cast: Miriama Smith, Taylor Hall, Josh McKenzie, Alex Tarrant, Taylor Hall, Emma Fenton, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Jodie Rimmer
Get Ace - series 2
Produced by Galaxy Pop
Animated. Get Ace follows the adventures of hapless geek Ace McDougal who, after being accidentally fitted with a pair of hi-tech super-spy braces, finds himself thrown into a world of espionage and adventure.
Ghosts of Time
Produced by Three's A Company
Animated. Some kids find a haunted house that can travel through time, they and its ghostly inhabitant go on adventures which are both comic and thrilling.
H2O - Mermaid Adventures
Produced by Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
Animated series. youtube trailer. 52x24min
Voice Cast: ...
Produced by Great Southern Television
A landmark series telling the complete story of Sir Edmund Hillary's life. Based on the story told by Sir Edmund exclusively to Tom Scott for his biography. 6x1hr
Cast: Andrew Munro as Edmund Hillary, Dean O'Gorman as George Lowe, Amy Usherwood, Alison Bruce, Stephen Lovatt, Joel Tobeck, Jared Turner, Ryan O'Kane, Peter Daube, Mick Rose, Darren Young
Produced by Essential Media and Entertainment Pty Ltd
Things are on the move for Jack Irish in this gripping new series. He's offered a scam that could cost him dearly, secrets surround an unexpected romance and his new mysterious client goes missing before he meets her. As well as a major crime story arc, the familiar endearing characters of Jack's world remain committed to complicating Jack's life at every turn.
Cast: Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp
Produced by Jungleboys
An improvised comedy that follows two detectives on a stakeout, waiting for the action to unfold a look at what happens when nothing is happening. The narrative juxtaposes a snails-paced crime story with the rapidly expanding personal stories of the two detectives as they riff on the oddities of life, work, love, family, hopes, regrets and everything in between.
Cast: Patrick Brammall, Darren Gilshenan, Damon Herriman, Harriet Dyer, Genevieve Morris, Dan Wyllie, David Field, Sam Simmons
Produced by Working Dog
A prime-time adult animation series
Please Like Me - series 3
A Pigeon Fancier/John & Josh International
In season three, new characters arrive, complications ensue, and a cast of extraordinary performers compete for screen time with John the cavoodle. Here we go again. 10x30min
Cast: Josh Thomas, Debra Lawrance, David Roberts, Thomas Ward, Renee Lim, Keegan Joyce, Hannah Gadsby
Ready For This (pka: My Life in 50 Words or Less)
Produced by Big Chance Films Pty Ltd
A long way from home, five Indigenous kids come to the city to explore their dreams. For some it's the opportunity of a lifetime, for others it's a last chance. For all of them, family is the last thing they expect to find.
Cast: Aaron McGrath, Leonie Whyman, Madeleine Madden, Christian Byers, Christine Anu, Lasarus Ratuere, Majeda Beatty, Liam Talty, Hamish Michael, Jimi Bani, Damian de Montemas, Tammy Clarkson, Tony Briggs, Ryan Johnson
Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Set amidst rising tension between China and America, the six-part series follows Helen, a political journalist, who uncovers a conspiracy which leads her into the underground world of political deception with deadly consequences. Based on the best-selling novel The Marmalade Files and upcoming sequel The Mandarin Code. Filming begins August 2015. Airing March 2016
Cast: Dan Wyllie, Anna Torv, Damon Herriman, Jacki Weaver, et al
Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Tips for Married Life
Produced by Endemol Australia
A grieving career wife has to wise up and fight for survival when she finds herself responsible for her dead husband's criminal debts and wrongdoings.
Produced by Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd and R&R Productions Pty Ltd
When two strangers intervene in a deadly car jacking, they are swept up in a roller coaster chase across Australia in a car full of money. FIlming begins October 2015
Cast: Rebecca Gibney, et al
Wastelander Panda - The Chronicle of Isaac and Rose
Produced by Madman Entertainment
One of the last pandas in the Wasteland, Isaac has grown up with his family serving the Tribe of Legion. After an inexcusable crime sees him banished out into the Wasteland, along with his mother and brother, Isaac sets out to find a young girl; his only chance of reinstating his family to the safety of the Tribe. In the desperate and savage world of the Wasteland, Isaac aligns himself with bounty hunters the Helm Clan. Betrayed by the Clan during a raid, he flees with a young girl, hoping to reach his family before Varrick and her mercenaries track him down. But Rose, his prize, is not what he expects, and Legion may not be the right place for him after all.
Cast: Chantal Contouri, Aaron Schuppan, Marcus McKenzie, Brendan Cowell, Lily Pearl
Produced by Matchbox Productions
Based on the book of the same name by Christos Tsiolkas, Barracuda follows young Olympic hopeful, Danny Kelly, as he deals with the pressure of obsession.
The Beautiful Lie
Produced by Endemol Australia
A grand, complex love story. It's also an engaging contemporary re-imagining of the greatest tragic romance of all time, Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. But THE BEAUTIFUL LIE is more than a great love story. It's a sprawling saga of adultery, scandal, manners and mayhem — about the fates of three enmeshed families across three generations. (6 x 60min)
Cast: Sarah Snook, Benedict Samuel, Rodger Corser, Celia Pacquola, Daniel Henshall, Sophie Lowe, Alexander England, Catherine McClements, Dan Wyllie, Gina Riley
Childhood's End [USA]
Produced by Universal Cable Productions
A US science fiction television miniseries filmed in Australia based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel, CHILDHOOD'S END and following the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords.
Cast: Ashley Zukerman, Charles Dance, Osy Ikhile, Zara Michales, Yael Stone, Tanc Sade, Jacob Holt, Hayley Magnus, Charlotte Nicdao, Zahra Newman
Produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures (NZ)
A smart, sexy and dangerous drama set in the near future, CLEVERMAN sees a group of non-humans, battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them and want to silence, exploit and kill them. Central to the drama is the story of two estranged Indigenous brothers who are forced together to fight for their own survival. Otherworldly creatures also emerge into this 'real world' dystopian landscape, in this startlingly original, action-packed genre series. An official Australian/New Zealand co-production
Cast: Iain Glen, Frances O'Connor, Deborah Mailman, Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick, Tony Briggs, Robyn Nevin, Lynette Curran, Jack Charles
Produced by Blackfella Films
A gripping crime drama that explores a world in which the threat of violence or death is only one encounter away.
The Kettering Incident
Produced by Porchlight Films
When two girls mysteriously disappear in identical circumstances in the wilds of Tasmania 15 years apart, Doctor Anna Macy finds herself inexplicably linked to both cases. To clear her name, Anna must delve into her troubled past and face some truths about herself and the otherworldly nature of this gothic land.
Cast: Elizabeth Debicki, Matt Le Nevez, Anthony Phelan, Damien Garvey, Sacha Horler, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Ben Oxenbould, Damon Gameau, Alison Whyte, Kris McQuade
Mako Mermaids - series 3
Produced by Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
The Mako pod is threatened by a fearsome magical creature. Ondina, Mimmi, Sirena, Evie and Zac, together with the newly arrived Chinese mermaid, Weilan, must find a way to defeat it before the pod is destroyed forever. (13x30min)
Cast: Surichai Romruen, Dominic Deutsher, Ivy Latimer, Lucy Fry, Kerith Atkinson
Produced by M4 Entertainment
At a time when Australia was finding her voice, Molly Meldrum helped us find the music.
Cast: Sam Johnson, Krew Boylan, et al
Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door
Produced by Shine Australia Pty Limited
There are few Australian stories as remarkable as Peter Allen's. The boy from the bush whose talent, determination and drive made him Hollywood royalty and an international household name. The only Australian to win an Oscar, a Grammy and a Golden Globe, Allen wrote some of our most iconic songs. He died in 1992 at 48, but his songs and spirit live on — whether on the stage as part of The Boy from Oz or as part of Coldplay's no. 1 worldwide hit 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall'.
Cast: Joel Jackson, Rebecca Gibney, Sigrid Thornton, Rob Mills, Henri Szeps, Nick Farnell, Sara West
Produced by Essential Media & Entertainment
Matt Bashir, history teacher and former Deputy at a prestigious girls' school, is swiftly promoted to the position of Principal of Boxdale Boys High. In this notoriously violent and difficult school in Sydney's south-west, Lahood's radical approach brings him into conflict on all fronts and leaves his personal life dangerously exposed. He works overtime to get the local community on side, promising change in his charges. But just when it seems he is making progress, a 17-year-old student is found dead on school grounds. (4x52min)
Cast: Alex Dimitriades, Aden Young, Salvatore Coco, Rahel Romahn, Tyler De Nawi, Richard Carwin, Neveen Hanna, Maya Stange, Mirrah Foulkes, et al
Project CM (working title)
Produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia Pty Ltd & Pukeko Pictures
As a community struggles to co-exist with non-human creatures living amongst them, two estranged brothers find themselves at a crossroads.
Tomorrow, When the War Began
Produced by Ambience Entertainment
A 6-part drama based on the novel series by John Marsden about a group of teenagers who wage a guerrilla war against an invading foreign power
Bombshell: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior [NZ]
Produced by Screentime
Bombshell tells the story of a nation-defining moment caused by a foreign government sanctioning a clumsy act of terrorism.
Produced by Shine
This is the true story of a man who was a hero to a generation of Australians, winning the Bathurst 1000 nine times and dominating motorsport for more than two decades. Loved and admired by many, but few knew the real Peter Brock -- what made him tick?
Cast: Matthew Le Nevez, Ella Scott Lynch, Brendan Cowell, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Steve Bisley
Dogstar Christmas in Space
Produced by Media World Pictures
In space, no one can hear you open your presents.
Produced by Lippy Pictures
Jean will take viewers into the world of New Zealand aviatrix pioneer Jean Batten.
Mary: Making of a Princess
Produced by FremantleMedia Australia
Twenty-eight-year-old Mary Donaldson has all but given up on love when one night she goes to the pub and meets a prince. But falling in love is the easy part, compared to what it takes for an Australian girl to become the future Crown Princess of Denmark.
Produced by Bogan Entertainment Solutions
A 1x70' special that tells the story of two brothers who are packed off on holiday to stay with their uncle, but run into trouble with the local community who turn out to be monsters.
Cast: Rove McManus, Steven Hall, Jacquie Brennan
Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows
Produced by Matchbox Productions
As a devastating magical being threatens to destroy the multiverse, the Nowhere Boys discover that to save everything and everyone that they love, they must make the ultimate sacrifice... themselves.
Cast: Dougie Baldwin, Joel Lok, Rahart Adams, Matt Testro
Venus and Mars [NZ]
Produced by Screentime NZ
A police officer bound, gagged, slashed and bleeding in the backyard of his burning house. A crazed Satanic Avenger on the loose, a city living in fear, who will be next? The case that sparked Operation Venus/Mars was one of the most shocking crimes in New Zealand's contemporary history. In order to escape a marriage it involved a deception of the highest level. A man willing to sacrifice almost anything, including his career as a well-liked and well-respected fraud detective, all the while watching as his friends and colleagues families lived in fear and investigated a fictional attacker he himself created. But one Detective working on instinct saw through the lies and went out on a limb, risking his own career to bring the truth to light.
Cast: Craig Hall, Ande Cunnigham, Sara Wiseman, Arlo Macdiamid, Toby Leach, Fraser Brown, Brooke Williams, Rachel Blampied, Taylor Hall, Tim Foley, Tim Carlsen, Vinnie Bennett, Alex Macdonald, Andrew Norman, Louis Maxwell
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