Ginnifer Goodwin in Why Women Kill

Why Women Kill
Full season premieres Friday 6 December

From the creator of Desperate Housewives, this darkly comic and deliciously sinful drama tells the stories of three women living in three different decades – a housewife in the 60s, a socialite in the 80s and a lawyer in 2019 – and how they deal with infidelity in their marriages. The roles of women may have changed over time, but their reaction to betrayal hasn’t...

The star-studded cast includes Lucy Liu (Elementary), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing Eve) and Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Abigail Spencer in Reprisal

Reprisal
Full season premieres Saturday 7 December

Mad Men’s Abigail Spencer stars in this action-packed revenge thriller following relentless femme fatale Doris Quinn. After being left for dead, Doris leaves her comfortable life behind to mount a campaign for vengeance against her brother and his gang.

Coming to NZ on the same day as the U.S., this bold new series comes from the producers of The Handmaid’s Tale and Fargo.

Idris Elba in Luther

Luther
Every season from Monday 9 December

Get ready because we have all 5 seasons of the iconic British crime drama Luther coming for you!

Idris Elba stars as the self-destructive, passionate near-genius detective John Luther, who lives on the edge of the law.

Working in East London, DCI Luther tracks serial killers and tries to avoid being consumed by the darkness of their deeds.

Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton in War & Peace

War & Peace
Full season from Monday 9 December

The lives of three young people change forever as Russia is drawn into war with France.

This lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic story of life, love and loss in 19th-century Russia, is full of familiar faces including Lily James (Downton Abbey), James Norton (Grantchester), Gillian Anderson (The Crown), Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine), Rebecca Front (Poldark) and Callum Turner (The Capture).

Claire Foy and Damian Lewis in Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall
Full season from Monday 9 December

This gripping adaptation of the Hilary Mantel novel chronicles the rise of the low-born Thomas Cromwell as he navigates the corridors of power of the Tudor court and becomes King Henry VIII's chief minister.

This critically acclaimed period drama has an impressive cast too, with Dunkirk’s Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Homeland’s Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII and The Crown’s Claire Foy as another Queen, Anne Boleyn.

Mark Gatiss, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock

Sherlock
Every season from Monday 9 December

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are electrifying in this thrilling, fast-paced modern reimagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.

Co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (who also stars as Mycroft Holmes), the series follows the crime-solving adventures of the iconic master of deduction and his friend and sometimes begrudging assistant Dr John Watson in 21st-century London.

Olivia Colman and David Tennant in Broadchurch

Broadchurch
Every season from Monday 9 December

Considered the benchmark for British crime dramas, this series follows two very different detectives who are brought together to investigate crimes in a small coastal community.

Each season looks at a different case, with the acclaimed first season following David Tennant and Olivia Colman’s characters Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller as they investigate the tragic death of an 11-year-old boy.

Nick Jonas in Kingdom

Kingdom
Every season from Monday 16 December

In this gripping family saga set against the backdrop of Mixed Martial arts, former MMA legend Alvey Kulina (played by Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Frank Grillo) struggles to keep his gym in Venice, California afloat while also keeping his family united.

We have all 3 seasons of this compelling relationship drama coming, with singer-turned-actor Nick Jonas, Friday Night Lights’ Matt Lauria, Lost’s Kiele Sanchez and Parenthood’s Jay Kulina.

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan in Masters of Sex

Masters of Sex
Every season from Monday 16 December

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star as renowned obstetrician Dr William Masters and his assistant Virginia Johnson, the real-life pioneers of research into human sexuality.

In this impeccable and daring period drama, Masters and Johnson move between the hospital and the brothel to conduct their research, juggling their complicated personal lives and their own increasingly complex relationship with each other.

Glenn Close in Damages

Damages
Every season from Monday 16 December

Award-winning actress Glenn Close leads the cast of this gripping thriller following the personal and professional life of Patty Hewes, New York’s most revered and most ruthless litigator.

Rose Byrne co-stars as Ellen Parsons, an ambitious new lawyer who becomes Hewes’ protégée as she plans to take on powerful and corrupt billionaire Arthur Frobisher, played by Ted Danson.

Sam Trammell and Aden Young in Reckoning

Reckoning
Full season premieres Monday 23 December

This brand-new mystery thriller follows two fathers, Leo and Mike, who are trying to do what’s best for the people they love. But both are struggling to suppress their inner demons. The murder of a local teenager sets them on a course of mutual destruction that will reverberate through their quiet suburban town in Northern California.

The series is from showrunner David Eick (Falling Skies, Battlestar Galactica) and stars Rectify’s Aden Young and True Blood’s Sam Trammell.

 

Plus, check out our British Drama and Natural World categories for more new shows arriving Monday 9 December!

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