15 female-led shows to watch on International Women’s Day
From the first female Doctor Who to an intimate portrait of female friendship in 1950s Naples, women take the lead in these TVNZ OnDemand favourites!
Whether it’s comedy, drama or real-life stories, TVNZ OnDemand has your International Women’s Day viewing covered in 2019.
Anna Paquin stars in this salacious comedy drama! It's celebrity publicist Robyn's job to manage scandals and fix other people's lives... but she is incapable of fixing her own.
Anika Moa Unleashed
Anika Moa is at large, meeting Kiwi people in places that are close to their hearts. To finish her second season, Anika is getting the queens that are TrueBliss back together. This is one you don’t want to miss!
The Guardian named it their best show of 2018 and we have the full first season available to stream now, before season 2 premieres on Monday 8 April. Sandra Oh stars as a bored but whip-smart MI5 security officer tasked with hunting down a psychopathic assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer).
Playing for Keeps
To be a footballer's wife, it takes serious balls. Some of Australia’s brightest stars, including Madeleine West, Olympia Valance, and Isabella Giovinazzo, dive into the salacious world of Aussie Rules Football in this new drama.
Ruth Wilson plays her own grandmother in this fascinating true story of spies, lies and family betrayal. After the sudden death of ex-SIS man Alexander, played by Game of Thrones star Iain Glen, his wife Alison investigates when mysteries from her late husband's past come knocking.
Jenna Coleman (The Cry) reigns supreme in this critically acclaimed historical drama following the early life of Queen Victoria as she flourishes in her royal role. Season 3 is finally here, with new episodes available Sundays.
If you haven’t returned to one of our favourite Aussie series yet, a trip back to Drover’s Run might be in order. Long-lost sisters, city and country collide in this eternally popular drama about a group of women running an outback cattle farm.
The first ever female Doctor touched down on TVNZ in 2018, with new friends, new monsters and new adventures to embark on. Jodie Whittaker’s first season in the Tardis took us across time and space, from the farthest reaches of the galaxy to America’s deep South in 1955. The full season is available to watch now.
My Brilliant Friend
This spellbinding period drama is an intimate portrait of female friendship in 1950s Naples based on the best-selling novels by Elena Ferrante. The story begins as Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house crammed with books, starts writing a tale that attempts to unveil the mystery of Lila, her lifelong best friend and worst enemy.
In this brand-new Australian drama, five very modern women juggle the big issues of love, family, careers, infidelity… and murder? Starring Melissa George (Grey’s Anatomy), Michala Banas (McLeod’s Daughters) and Jessica Tovey (Home and Away), this killer drama is the latest from Kiwi writers Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan.
In this feature-length documentary powerful women and activists come together to discuss the representation of women in the media and how it contributes to the under-representation of women in leadership roles. Featuring Gloria Steinem, Condoleezza Rice, Geena Davis, Margaret Cho, Jane Fonda and Nancy Pelosi.
She’s funny, she’s fabulous and she’s a fashion icon – Fran Drescher stars in this 90s comedy as Fran Fine, a cosmetics saleswoman who lands a job as a nanny to the children of a wealthy widower. Watch all 6 seasons now for a hit of pure, unadulterated entertainment.
This intimate and in-depth documentary series follows tennis legend Serena Williams as she navigates pregnancy and motherhood, all while retaining her champion status and dominating on the court. She really is the GOAT.
Three life-long friends are brought back together when they suddenly find themselves on their own in this heartening British drama that is laced with black comedy. Starring three highly-respected British actors, Zoe Wanamaker, Phyllis Logan and Miranda Richardson, this series will suck you in and steal your heart.
Go back to the beginning of this addictive, cult TV hit that made its lead, Kristen Bell, a star. This teen drama is half noir mystery, half dark comedy as the 17-year-old private investigator solves the toughest mysteries in her wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, California.