Zombie series from New Zealand is coming to German TV - fernsehserien.de

Zombie series from New Zealand is coming to German TV – fernsehserien.de

Sky launches New Zealand series “The Dead Lands”. The eight-part zombie horror film is based on the 2014 film of the same name that was supposed to represent New Zealand at the Academy Awards. Sky Atlantic will show the return of a dead Maori warrior to save humanity from zombies in double episodes starting March 22nd every Tuesday at 8:15 p.m.

The series combines the legendary mythology of New Zealand with a zombie horror story: the ruthless Maori warrior Waka Noko Rao was killed, but his ancestors prevented him from entering the afterlife. Waka must return to the world as an undead to atone for his sins on a dangerous mission: someone or something has broken the fragile bond between the world of the living and the world of the dead. As a result, the souls of the deceased return as living zombies and prey on the living. Waka tries to save the world along with the fearless young Mei, grappling with tribal politics, ancestral spirits and other natural and supernatural forces on his mission.

It stars Te Koh Tohaca, Darnen Christian, Jordi Weber, Vicki Hutton, Calvin Tutiu, Kirk Torrance and Grace Palmer.

Director Toa Fraser and screenwriter Glenn Standring’s The Dead Lands was a surprising success in New Zealand cinemas and won multiple awards at the 2014 New Zealand Film & Television Awards. Ultimately, the production was entered as an official Academy Award nominee for the coveted Hollywood film award, but it failed to Finally making the shortlist.

Five years later, Standring developed an adaptation of the hit series of the same name for TVNZ and streaming service Shudder for studio AMC Entertainment, with its premiere taking place in January 2020.

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