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A new TV series from writer Glenn Standring based on his movie The Dead Lands (2014). In ancient Maori times, an undead warrior and a young tribeswoman team up to find a way to stop the evil dead from rising.

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Glenn Standring
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Series cast summary:
Te Kohe Tuhaka ...  Waka Nuku Rau 8 episodes, 2020
Darneen Christian Darneen Christian ...  Mehe 8 episodes, 2020
Vicky Haughton ...  Turika 8 episodes, 2020
Calvin Tuteao ...  Ihi / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Kirk Torrance ...  Ka 6 episodes, 2020
Grace Palmer ...  Iringana 5 episodes, 2020
Miriama Smith ...  Te Paea 5 episodes, 2020
Jordi Webber ...  Rangi 5 episodes, 2020
Kawakawa Fox-Reo Kawakawa Fox-Reo ...  Uri 4 episodes, 2020
Rob Mokaraka Rob Mokaraka ...  Hako 4 episodes, 2020
Richard Te Are ...  Tui 4 episodes, 2020
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A new TV series from writer Glenn Standring based on his movie The Dead Lands (2014). In ancient Maori times, an undead warrior and a young tribeswoman team up to find a way to stop the evil dead from rising.

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Action | Fantasy | Horror

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The actor Te Kohe Tuhaka Played Wirepa in the 2014 movie and now plays Waka Nuku Rau in the series. See more »

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Spun-off from The Dead Lands (2014) See more »

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Remarkable new show that punches well above its weight.
24 January 2020 | by asheanaeSee all my reviews

Surprised by the low score for this new show.

Having watched the first two episodes, I would say that it has a similar tone and quality to the Mandalorian and The Witcher.

A strong anti-hero, on a long path to redemption, set in a historical, Polynesian, fantasy setting, with exemplary effects for the budget and evocative dialogue, costume and choreography of Maori culture (watching them move, barefoot, and their ritual stances incorporated into their dialogue to show emotion or intent, was a delight), comes together for some of the most immersive world building I've seen.

Add a splash of humour and characters that are at first glance, tropey, but quickly show nuance and the possibility of some really interesting directions for growth and character archs... And a show which undoubtedly has a fraction of the budget of the big hitters like HBO and Disney, can stand along side their best!

Very excited to see where this goes and hopefully get the recognition it deserves.


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New Zealand

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English | Maori

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23 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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