Drama and comedy funded by NZ On Air

Posted Thursday 21 Jul 2022

Drama and comedy funded by NZ On Air

Congratulations to our members who have received funding for their shows. Local audiences have two new drama series to look forward to, and a couple of funny ones too!

Great Southern Television receives up to $6,652,204 for Dry Creek, 6 x 44 mins for Three. 
Located in post-earthquake Kaikōura, this series is a fast-paced drama that explores a friendship that goes sour when a surrogacy deal goes wrong.

Warner Bros. Int. Television Production NZ receives up to $5,551,956 for The Bishop, 6 x 45 mins for TVNZ 2.
A charismatic young pastor forms an unlikely alliance with a queer podcaster to challenge his father’s mega-church, with explosive results.

Kevin & Co receives up to $1,371,655 for Raised by Refugees 2, 6 x 22 mins for Prime.
When 14-year-old Pax is presented with the alcohol-fuelled adventures high school has to offer, he is confronted with a choice; dive into the adventure, or stay firm in his Bahá’í beliefs.

Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ receives up to $1,097,926 for 7 Days 2023, 20 x 44 mins for Three.
The country's top comedians are pitted against the week’s news and each other.

Kevin & Co receives up to $400,000 for Guy Montgomery’s Guy-Mont Spelling Bee, 8 x 44 mins for Three.
New Zealand comedians are put through their paces as they attempt to be crowned best speller in front of a live audience.

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