Adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush period. It has all the stuff that makes a good drama: murder, love and revenge, as men and women travel the world making their fortunes.
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Eve Hewson ...  Anna Wetherell 6 episodes, 2020
Eva Green ...  Lydia Wells 6 episodes, 2020
Himesh Patel ...  Emery Staines 6 episodes, 2020
Marton Csokas ...  Francis Carver 6 episodes, 2020
Ewen Leslie ...  Crosbie Wells 6 episodes, 2020
Erik Thomson ...  Dick Mannering 6 episodes, 2020
Callan Mulvey ...  George Shepard 6 episodes, 2020
Benedict Hardie ...  Alistair Lauderback 6 episodes, 2020
Richard Te Are ...  Te Rau Tauwhare 6 episodes, 2020
Matt Whelan ...  Cowell Devlin 6 episodes, 2020
Matthew Sunderland ...  Joseph Pritchard 6 episodes, 2020
Joel Tobeck ...  Benjamin Lowenthal / ... 5 episodes, 2020
Gary Young ...  Quee Long 6 episodes, 2020
Paolo Rotondo ...  Aubert Gascoigne 5 episodes, 2020
Byron Coll Byron Coll ...  Charlie Frost 5 episodes, 2020
Mark Mitchinson ...  Thomas Balfour 4 episodes, 2020
Yoson An ...  Sook Yongsheng 5 episodes, 2020
Erroll Shand ...  Harald Nilssen 4 episodes, 2020
Kieran Charnock Kieran Charnock ...  Edgar Clinch 4 episodes, 2020
Chelsie Preston Crayford ...  Crown Maid 2 episodes, 2020
Michael Sheasby ...  Walter Moody 2 episodes, 2020
Charlie Corrigan Charlie Corrigan ...  Graves 2 episodes, 2020
Nic Sampson ...  Sinclair 2 episodes, 2020
Jack Barry ...  Deputy 2 episodes, 2020
John Leigh ...  Majestic Hotelier 2 episodes, 2020
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Adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush period. It has all the stuff that makes a good drama: murder, love and revenge, as men and women travel the world making their fortunes.

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Based on the book by the same name, written by Eleanor Catton, which won the Man Booker prize in 2013 See more »

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Not easy
13 June 2020 | by colmack-27604See all my reviews

The novel on which this series is based is sophisticated and the plot is complex. It is original and mature writing (it won the prestigious Man Booker Prize) but it's definitely not easy reading. Given this, it's asking too much to expect mere entertainment from a TV adaptation. The story is too complex to be reduced to the level of simplicity that many people want and expect. The novel demands active involvement for it to be rewarding; the TV version likewise. It's near-impossible to reduce a nearly 1,000 page novel to six hours of television. If this sounds like justification for the TV version's complexity, that's exactly what I'm trying to do. It's certainly isn't easy going, but it is rewarding if you're prepared to provide input yourself - just like the novel.


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14 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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The Luminaries See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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