Hulu acquires transgender series Rūrangi

Posted Monday 15 Mar 2021

Hulu acquires transgender series Rūrangi

Huge congratulations to producer Craig Gainsborough and the many WIFT NZ members and non-members who worked on this series which has been picked up by Disney-owned streamer Hulu. We can't wait for series 2!

Rūrangi will be available for streaming exclusively with NEON in New Zealand in May 2021 and on Hulu in the USA in June 2021. It has also been sold to Peccadillo Pictures in the UK who are aiming to release Rūrangi later in 2021, and Rialto Channel will be screening Rūrangi in New Zealand from June.

The series follows trans activist Caz Davis (Elz Carrad, pictured, middle), who returns to the rural dairy community he fled 10 years earlier, hoping to reconnect with his father who hasn't heard from him since before Caz transitioned.

As father and son slowly reconcile, Caz finds himself swept up in the environmental fight that is dividing the town. A second season of the series is currently in development.

The five-part series has also been packaged as a feature film and is currently on theatrical release in New Zealand.