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In this gripping psychological mystery from New Zealand, Detective Jess Savage (Kate Elliott, Wentworth) is recovering from a car crash that killed her husband when she learns about a new lead in a cold case. Jess restarts the investigation but notices troubling lapses in her memory. As she searches for answers, she begins to fathom that justice isn’t always right, and not all crimes are wrong.
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This season, when Detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki) is trying to harness his Māori gift of matakite to save his boss Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck) from attempting suicide on the infamous One Lane Bridge, he inadvertently triggers a cataclysmic chain of events - unleashing rivalries and uncovering long buried secrets. Burdened by his second sight, Ariki's loyalties are tested as he navigates a murder investigation rife with ulterior motives and conflicts of interest, including his own.
Creators: Pip Hall, Philip Smith
Main Stars: Joel Tobeck, Alison Bruce, Aidee Walker
Maggie and Tom Cabbott move to the town of Pelorus to escape the oppressive influence of Tom's family. But when he disappears, unsettling facts about Tom soon come to light and the search brings long-buried wounds to the surface.
Set in Northern Ireland and written by Chris Brandon (Red Rock), the gripping, four-part Irish crime thriller stars James Nesbitt (The Hobbit, The Missing, Cold Feet) as a veteran detective going into his own dark past to solve a cold case.
When an expensive car containing a possible suicide note is pulled from the sea, veteran Northern Ireland police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, The Missing, Cold Feet, The Hobbit) instantly sees the connection to an infamous cold case that holds enormous personal significance for him. It seems someone is trying to force the police to re-open their investigation into a notorious and long-buried series of mysterious disappearances over 20 years ago during a dark period in Northern Ireland history.
This intense Irish crime thriller follows Brannick’s obsessive campaign to identify and unmask the legendary assassin behind these events, a semi-mythical figure nicknamed Goliath: it’s an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher. Bloodlands will premiere on BBC One prior to its North American launch on Acorn TV. Co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, creator/EP of Bodyguard and Line of Duty.
Five years ago, teacher Sally Wright (Katherine Kelly, Liar, Mr. Selfridge) was convicted of murder. And although it was never proven, she was also accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her 16-year-old students: gifted and talented Matty Taylor. Overnight her life imploded; she lost her freedom, her job as a teacher and her husband, Sam, (Jamie Bamber, Marcella, Battlestar Galactica), who filed for divorce and is now engaged to a new woman, Karen (Priyanga Burford, Avenue 5). But now, Sally is finally free - her guilty verdict overturned in the face of incontrovertible evidence. She is determined to recover everything she lost, and prove, without a doubt, her innocence.
Set in the steel town of Port Talbot, Wales, "Bang" is the story of a brother, a sister and a gun. Loner Sam's life is transformed when he comes into possession of a gun and starts to break the law. His ambitious policewoman sister Gina is paid to uphold the law and makes it her mission to find the owner of the weapon. The family saga plays out against an inquiry into the shooting of a local businessman that raises questions for Sam and Gina about their father's murder when they were young children.
Local restaurant owner Pearl Nolan sets up a local detective agency after undergoing police training in an earlier career. She is soon embroiled in her first case when she discovers the body of her close friend Vinnie.
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There are deep-rooted secrets in every family. Based on a series of books by award-winning New Zealand author, Charlotte Grimshaw, The Bad Seed tells the story of two brothers who have raised themselves from the desperate days of their early childhood, only to have their newly ordered lives begin to fall apart when one becomes a suspect in a murder and the police investigation draws the household into a hurricane of scandal. All five episodes of The Bad Seed will be available to binge on Thursday, April 29 via Sundance Now and the AMC+ streaming bundle.
Simon Lampton (Matt Minto, Shortland Street, The Blue Rose), a respected obstetrician, has a lovely home in Herne Bay with two daughters and a beautiful wife, Karen (Jodie Hillock, The Inland Road): a well-organized mother and pillar of their community. Older brother Ford Dean O'Gorman, The Hobbit, Trumbo), once estranged and still rough around the edges, is staying in the spare room and appears to be the only outward disruption to Simon's controlled life. But Simon has a secret-- he's having an affair with a beautiful young woman from one of Auckland's seediest suburbs. When Julia Stevens, the Lamptons' neighbor, is murdered in her own home, Detective Marie Da Silva (Madeleine Sami, Super City) starts focusing on the Lampton household, and Simon's attempt to cover up his affair begins to unravel his carefully constructed life.
To add pressure, Roza Hallwright (Chelsie Preston Crayford, Underbelly), the wife of the soon-to-be next Prime Minister (Xavier Horan, West Side), has decided to make the Lamptons her best friends, ostensibly because Simon has contributed funds to her husband's campaign, but she too has a secret that involves the Lamptons. As Detective Da Silva digs further, Simon's world starts to crumble. But it's going to take more than spadework to uncover that this fall from grace is no accident, rather a careful unpicking by someone Simon thinks he can trust.
The Bad Seed was produced by South Pacific Pictures for TVNZ 1, New Zealand. The series won for Best Script: Drama at the 2019 NZ TV Craft Awards.