April – June TV bookings have rolled around already – and there’s some great content coming to our screens very soon.

For those thinking linear TV is fading, you couldn’t be more wrong. The average New Zealander spends 2 hours and 24 minutes watching broadcast TV daily.

If you’re a TV client, it’s a great time to get your budget finalised, to ensure we can deliver the best outcome on your preferred shows.

However, if you’re looking forward to new shows much as we are, there’s some incredible content coming to our screens this Autumn. Locally made content accounts for around 25% of all programming aired. With this in mind, we’ve put together a shortlist of our favourite New Zealand-made shows to look out for in Q2:

  • TVNZ – ‘Bad Seed’ is a drama about two very different brothers with a dark history. Based on the books by NZ author Charlotte Grimshaw, it’s set to be a must-watch mystery.
  • MediaWorks – ‘The Gulf’ is a gritty thriller set on Waiheke Island following a detective, who’s determined to find justice after the death of her husband.
  • Sky – ‘Hunt for the Bunker People’ is a one-off documentary, coming to air on Vice. This explores the lives of rich doomsday bunker owners in Queenstown.