Mark Strong in Deep State.

Deep State

What: A former spy signs up for one last mission... but this time, it's personal. Hoping to avenge the death of his son, agent Max Easton finds himself tangled up in a worldwide intelligence conspiracy.

Who: British actor Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Kingsman: The Secret Service) leads an impressive cast which includes Game of Thrones actor Joe Dempsie.

Why: It’s a high-action, high-stakes thriller that also delivers on intense emotional drama. 

When: Premieres Friday 6 April at midday.

 

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh in Killing Eve.

Killing Eve

What: A bored but whip-smart MI5 security officer becomes obsessed with hunting down a psychopathic assassin in a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase.

Who: Grey’s Anatomy alum Sandra Oh is back and we couldn’t be happier! She plays Eve opposite Doctor Foster’s Jodie Comer as killer for hire Villanelle.

Why: It’s a female-led spy thriller that is part psychological drama, part dark comedy.

When: Premieres Monday 9 April at 6pm.

This Is Us

What: It’s the drama that has the whole world talking! This Is Us reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become.

Who: Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley are the actors responsible for making us cry like babies every single episode.

Why: This is your chance to catch up and watch all of season one before season two returns to TVNZ 2!

When: Season one is available to stream for a month from 19 March and season two starts Wednesday 18 April.
 

Martin Henderson and Anika Moa


Anika Moa Unleashed 

What: Anika Moa is at large, meeting Kiwi people in places that are close to their hearts. 

Who: Anika’s guests include Martin Henderson, Paula Bennett and stars of The Casketeers Francis and Kaiora Tipene.

Why: Anika is refreshing, outrageous and hilarious. She brings out a side of her guests you’ve probably never seen before.

When: A new episode is available to stream every Wednesday.
 

Journalist Mobeen Azhar.


Power and Piety

What: A documentary series investigating the destructive links between religion and conflict.

Who: Award-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar digs deep into Islamic extremism, right-wing Christianity, Hindu Nationalism and hardline Buddhists.

Why: Although it can be an uncomfortable watch at times, this series is timely and essential viewing. 

When: The full season will be available to stream from midday on Sunday 1 April.

 

Alexander Karim in The Lawyer.


The Lawyer

What: A Swedish thriller following Frank Nordling, a young lawyer whose world begins to unravel when he learns the truth behind his parents’ untimely death.

Who: You might not know Swedish actors Alexander Karim and Malin Buska now, but take a note of their names because you’ll probably be seeing a lot more of them after this.

Why: It’s a dark, fast-paced, action-packed ride which has all the moodiness you would expect from a Nordic noir.

When: The full season will be available from midday on Sunday 1 April.

 

Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson in Splitting Up Together.


Splitting Up Together

What: Newly divorced couple Lena and Martin embrace the unconventional as they co-parent their children while sharing a house and adjusting to being single again.

Who: Ellen DeGeneres executive produces this comedy series starring The Office’s Jenna Fischer and Nashville’s Oliver Hudson.

Why: You’ve probably seen a lot of family comedies but never one quite like this!

When: A new episode streams every Wednesday at 8pm from 28 March.

 

Avi Duckor Jones.


Avi’s Return to Ghana

What: Avi Duckor-Jones returns to Ghana to find each one of the 19 students he taught when he lived there in 2014. 

Who: Survivor fans will remember Avi as the winner of the reality show's first New Zealand season. 

Why: Don’t worry if you didn’t watch Survivor, this series is completely captivating and uplifting even if you didn’t know Avi beforehand.

When: The full season will be available to stream from midday on Tuesday 3 April.
 

 

Genius Factory

What: This is a documentary about how an eccentric billionaire in the 1980s wanted to create the world's smartest kids, so he funded the largest legal genetic experiment in human history.

Who: 30 years later, the people who worked for the Genius Factory speak for the first time and the ‘super babies’ (now adults) share their stories.

Why: Never before has nature vs nurture ever been tested quite like this…

When: Available to stream from midday on Friday 30 March. 

The Pemberton family in Living the Dream.


Living the Dream

What: It’s a comedy drama that follows The Pemberton family as they move from rainy Yorkshire to run an RV park in sunny Florida. 

Who: Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, Prey) and Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey) play parents Mal and Jen Pemberton.

Why: Think 800 Words but the cultural clash is turned up to 11, with this comparatively quiet English family coming up against a trailer park full of red neck Americans and the odd crocodile.

When: The full season will be available from midday on 1 April.
 

Jürgen Todenhöfer (right) goes deep into the Islamic State.


Inside IS: Ten Days Inside the Islamic State

What: A documentary which exposes everyday life in the cities controlled by ISIS, and their apocalyptic view of the future.

Who: Jürgen Todenhöfer goes deep into the State, to meet a population controlled by fear and an organisation committed to violence.

Why: It's a unique opportunity to see behind the lines of this devastating conflict.

When: Available to stream from midday on Friday 13 April.

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