Category:2015 New Zealand television series debuts
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The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 800 Words – 800 Words is an Australian—New Zealand comedy-drama television series, co-produced by South Pacific Pictures and Seven Productions for the Seven Network. On 19 October 2015, the Seven Network and South Pacific Pictures renewed the show for a second season and it premiered on 23 August 2016 in Australia. On January 24,2017, the Seven Network announced that the series had been renewed for a third season, the series was first announced on 29 October 2014 with the Channel Seven 2015 highlights. The CEO of South Pacific Pictures, Kelly Martin said Seven loved the scripts from the start and were thrilled to have this project underway and it enables South Pacific Pictures to broaden our horizons and itll open up some great opportunities for our local actors and crew. Filming for the series began on 2 March 2015, erik Thomson plays George Turner, a recent widower who quits his job as a popular 800 word columnist for a top selling Sydney newspaper. Over the internet he buys a house on an impulse in a fictional New Zealand remote seaside town called Weld. He then has to break the news to his two kids, Shay and Arlo, who just lost their mother, and now face an even more uncertain future. But the colourful and inquisitive locals ensure Turner’s dream of a fresh start does not go exactly to plan. Erik Thomson as George Turner Melina Vidler as Shay Turner Benson Jack Anthony as Arlo Turner Rick Donald as Woody, bridie Carter as Jan, Georges former boss and editor in Sydney Emma Leonard as Tracey, an Australian expat and Shay and Arlos form teacher at Weld High School. Michelle Langstone as Fiona, the owner-operator of the Weld Boat Club, anna Jullienne as Katie, a part-Maori artist and owner of the Weld arts and crafts gallery. Cian Elyse White as Hannah, a surfer who works part-time at the Weld Boat Club, jonathan Brugh as Monty McNamara, a real estate agent who sold George his new home in Weld and a volunteer firefighter. Peter Elliott as Bill Big Mac McNamara Paul Glover as Bill McNamara, Jr. Manon Blackman as Lindsay McNamara Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Montys daughter and secretary. John Leigh as Constable Tom, Welds local police officer and photographer Alex Tarrant as Ike Reon Bell as Billy, Katies son Rob Williams as Zac, Katies ex-partner, tandi Wright as Laura Turner, deceased wife of George and mother to Shay and Arlo. Jackie van Beek as Gloria, production manager of the newspaper, News of the Weld Millen Baird as Robert Robbie McNamara. Ditch Davey as Terry Turner, Georges younger brother who is a chef, jamaica Vaughan as Emma The series premiered in Australia on 15 September 2015 on the Seven Network and premiered in New Zealand on 5 November 2015 on TV One. In the United States, the series premiered on Acorn TV in 2016, season one along with part one and two of season two are available on iTunes in Australia. Official Australian website Official New Zealand website 800 Words at South Pacific Pictures 800 Words at the Internet Movie Database
2. Our First Home – Our First Home is a New Zealand reality television series. The first series premiered on 8 February 2015 and ran Sunday–Tuesday at 7,30 pm, the series is hosted by Goran Paladin. In July 2015 a second series was commissioned, series 2 was screened in February 2016
3. Thunderbirds Are Go (TV series) – Thunderbirds Are Go is a British-Australasian science fiction television programme produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures. They are aided in their missions by technologically advanced vehicles used for land, sea, air and they also enlist the help of English aristocrat Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward with her chauffeur Aloysius Parker as their London field agents when a mission requires criminal investigation. Penelope and Parkers primary mode of transportation is FAB1, a six-wheeled limousine fitted with gadgets and weaponry, as well as flying, the organisations main adversary is the Hood, a crime lord bent on stealing others technology and seeking control over IR and the Thunderbirds. He is later arrested and imprisoned by the Global Defence Force, secretly the uncle of Kayo Kyrano, the Hood is also responsible for the assumed death of the Tracy brothers father, ex-astronaut and IR founder Jeff Tracy, after his ship supposedly crashed. Later, IR face a new adversary called the Mechanic, a villain who possesses highly advanced machinery and is in league with the Hood. Notes David Graham, the actor who performed the voice of Parker in the original Thunderbirds, returned to the role for this series, rosamund Pike, Teresa Gallagher and Kayvan Novak also perform the voices for various guest characters. The famous Thunderbirds countdown, from the credits of the original series, is used in the remake in the same manner. This is original, archived audio of the voice of Jeff Tracy, the series is produced using a combination of scale model miniature effects and CGI created by Weta Workshop. In comparison to original series, the reboot features updated character, vehicle, music composers - Ben and Nick Foster Film editor - Anthony Cox Production of each episode for the revamp differs somewhat from that of the original 1960s series. Extensive hand-made live action model sets are still used, since the show uses Computer-generated characters rather than puppets for the character creating each episode required a different approach. The sets were designed with a method to the original series. For example, the Thunderbird 1 bay of the series included an orange hand juicer as part of it. The characters and the titled Thunderbird craft themselves have been created using CGI owing to the budget constraints typical of modern childrens programming. All of the CGI sequences to be superimposed onto live footage of the sets are first sketched on paper to work out. The actual shooting miniatures are individually 3D scanned to provide the information for the CGI elements to later be accurately registered within the environments. Computers are then used to model the layout of the CGI elements needed for the sequence. Details are then introduced, such as costumes, craft setup, atmospheric particles, flying debris, etc. and are made to follow very closely to the camera layout. The music for the show was given a modern flair, uK-based Milk VFX was responsible for final composition
4. Westside (TV series) – Westside is a New Zealand comedy crime drama television series created by Rachel Lang and James Griffin for South Pacific Pictures. It is a prequel to Outrageous Fortune, and chronicles the lives of Ted, the first series aired from 31 May to 5 July 2015 on Three. On 28 July 2015, NZ on Air announced funding of the show for a second series, unlike the previous series chronicling a separate year in the 70s, the entirety of series 2 is set in 1981. On 2 August 2016 NZ on Air announced funding for a third series and it will be set in 1982 and will air sometime in 2017 Set in the 1970s, it features a Westie couple, and stars Antonia Prebble and David de Lautour as Rita and Ted West. In the first episode, set in 1974, it features John Walker beating Rod Dixon in the 1500 metres at the 1974 Commonwealth Games. In series one each episode covers one year, from 1974 to 1979, with events like the Muldoon election, dawn raids on overstayers, carless days, the second series is set in 1981, and follows the Springbok Tour. The series starts with Rita returning home from prison to find the West household in disrepair, throughout the course of the series Teds gang plots to steal from the South Africans visiting New Zealand, preventing them from buying land. In July 2014, NZ on Air approved funding of NZ$4.8 million for the miniseries. On 28 July 2015, NZ on Air approved funding of NZ$7.6 million for a second series, filming for series one commenced on 12 October and concluded on 17 December 2014. Filming for series two commenced on 27 September 2015 and concluded on 19 January 2016, filming for series 3 commenced on 30 October 2016 and concluded on 3 February 2017. Westside, The Original Soundtrack was released for download on 8 July 2015. It peaked at nineteen in New Zealand. Music from Westside Series Two was released for download on 1 July 2016 Series 1 Series one premiered in Australia on 9Gem on 2 December 2015. Official website Production website Westside at South Pacific Pictures Westside at the Internet Movie Database Westside at NZ on Air
5. The X Factor (New Zealand TV series) – The X Factor is a New Zealand television reality music competition, originating from the original UK series and based on the Australian The X Factor production format. The show began in 2013 and is open to anyone aged 14, the winner is signed to Sony Music Entertainment New Zealand. The contestants are split into the four traditional categories, Boys, Girls, Over-25s. From the second series, bands are able to enter in the group category. Both series have been hosted by Dominic Bowden, the X Factor was created by Simon Cowell in the United Kingdom and the New Zealand version is based on the original UK series. TV3 initially purchased the rights to produce a version of The X Factor in 2010. In September 2012, TV3 finally confirmed that the first series would begin production in early 2013. Broadcast funding agency NZ On Air confirmed they would contribute $1.6 million to the first series as a minority investor, for the production of 30 episodes of 60 minutes duration each, Dominic Bowden is the sole host of the series. The first series was co-produced by MediaWorks and FremantleMedia Australia, the series key sponsors were Ford New Zealand as broadcast sponsor, Samsung Electronics as technology partner with McDonalds and Coca-Cola as programme partners. The broadcast sponsor of two is McDonalds, with Mazda, Fruttare, 2degrees and VO5 as programme partners. The judging panel for season one consisted of Australian Idol winner Stan Walker, All Saints singer Melanie Blatt, Kiwi singer Ruby Frost, the judges were accompanied by Dominic Bowden who hosted the series. The series premiered on 21 April 2013 and finished on 22 July 2013, for the judges retreat, judges were assigned or selected an assistant judge to assist their choices, as well as taking their contestants international. Jackie Thomas was announced as X Factor NZ winner for 2013, with Whenua Patuwai placing second, a second series of The X Factor was not included in TV3s 2014 line-up, however in August 2014 TV3 confirmed that a second series of the show would be made. Production began in November 2014 and the series will screen in 2015, NZ On Air will contribute $800,000 minority funding to the second series. The judging panel for the season saw Husband and Wife Duo, Teddy Sinclair and Willy Moon join original judges Stan Walker. Dominic Bowden returned to host season two, again in season two, judges retreat went international with the help of celebrity guests. Blatt was assisted by Nicole Appleton and travelled to Pattaya, Walker was assisted by Ginny Blackmore and travelled to Bangkok. On 15 March 2015 during the first live episode of The X Factor, Teddy Sinclair and Willy Moon bullied and verbally attacked a contestant, the next day, several hours before that days episode aired, it was announced that the two judges had been fired from the series