Claire Chitham, Cohen Holloway, Danielle Cormack, John Rhys-Davies and Dave Fane lead an all-star cast in TVNZ 2’s brand new series, Fresh Eggs, which began filming last week.

A black comedy with a deliciously twisted sense of humour, the six-part drama follows a couple’s quest for “the good life” that goes wickedly awry.

Penny (Chitham, Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune) and Wade (Holloway, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Eagle vs Shark) crave a peaceful, picture-perfect existence. But when they make the move to the small town of Alberton they find themselves in the middle of something odd and slightly sinister.

After a fatal accident, Penny and Wade find themselves face-to-face with some very bad eggs, who threaten not only their happiness, but their lives.

Award-winning actress Danielle Cormack (Wentworth) stars as Lulu, an overstretched modern mother and career criminal who’s married to Pig (Dave Fane, Sione’s Wedding), a criminal psychopath.

Acclaimed actor John Rhys Davies (The Lord of the Rings) plays Penny’s boss, Cutter, a narcissistic crime author who finds himself at the centre of a real murder mystery.

Actors Paul Yates (Girl vs Boy), Yoson An (Mortal Engines, Dead Lucky), Xana Tang (Filthy Rich), Stephen Ure (The Lord of the Rings), Fasitua Amosa (Dirty Laundry, Auckland Daze) and Stephen Papps (Russian Snark, The Piano) make up the ensemble cast for this refreshingly quirky drama series.

Fresh Eggs is co-created and co-written by Nick Ward (Stickmen, Second-Hand Wedding) and Kim Harrop (Shortland Street, The Coffin Club) and produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand.

Creator and writer Nick Ward says: “Living in rural New Zealand, I meet a huge range of interesting, diverse and darkly funny people. I wanted to tell a story about life beyond the Bombay Hills and this is it - a heartfelt but twisted love-letter to them.”

TVNZ’s Director of Content, Cate Slater adds: “Fresh Eggs is a brilliantly bold concept and with thanks to NZ on Air, we’re very proud to add the series to our content line-up. We look forward to introducing viewers to the crazy world of small town Alberton.”

Fresh Eggs will air on TVNZ 2 at a date to be set and is funded by NZ On Air.