Disney’s Boba Fett, Netflix’s Neon’s Sex sequel, Netflix’s Witcher among December’s must-see TV shows


Kiwi viewers should buckle up for a holiday season watching TV.

There’s a wide array of exciting new series waiting for us over the next month or so – and we’re not just talking about the traditional “holiday specials”.

Of course there are a few, especially on free TV, with fans of TVNZ shows. Did you pay attention?, The big baked kiwi and Give us a hint everything is taken care of before the arrival of Santa Claus. The state broadcaster’s programming also includes a series of competitions hosted by Dame Helen Mirren and inspired by Harry Potter. Hogwarts Houses Tournament (December 5, TVNZ 2), a new series of Celebrity MasterChef Australia (to be confirmed), while Three has the highly anticipated three-part documentary In pursuit of Ghislane (1st December).

For those who prefer to watch on demand, TVNZ’s offerings include Saturday Night Live spin off Mcgruber (December 17), another Shortland Street summer webseries in Punishment (December 21), a Fantastic island reboot (December 11) and new seasons of Alex Cavalier (December 4), Claws (December 20) and Bang (December 26).

Netflix’s multitude of titles includes new series from Lost in space (1st December), Emilie in Paris (December 22), strange eye and Cobra Kai (both December 31), as well as the documentary series directed by David Fincher See (December 6), Amazon Prime Video has twin comedies Harlem (December 3) and With love (December 17) and the combined selection of Neon and SkyGo includes a jewelry design competition hosted by Katherine Ryan Everything that shines (December 26) and a party Young Rock episode (December 19).

However, after going through the timetables, Things to watch put together this list of the dozen shows we’re most excited to see before the start of 2022.

This Way Up, The Book of Boba Fett and Season 2 of The Witcher are among the new shows available to stream in December.

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This Way Up, The Book of Boba Fett and Season 2 of The Witcher are among the new shows available to stream in December.

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Miranda, Carrie and Charlotte are back in And Just Like That.

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Miranda, Carrie and Charlotte are back in And Just Like That.

And just like that (December 10, Neon / SkyGo)

Almost 18 years after the original Sex and the city completed and aimed to erase the terrible memories of the 2010 film sequel, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbs (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) are back in this 10-episode revival.

Promising to feature many fan-favorite supporting characters, he’ll see the main trio go through Covid and explore the complicated realities of life when you hit your 50s.

Temuera Morrison takes center stage in the Star Wars universe with The Book of Boba Fett.

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Temuera Morrison takes center stage in the Star Wars universe with The Book of Boba Fett.

Boba Fett’s book (December 29, Disney +)

Temuera Morrison finally gets the standalone solo series he’s long been looking for for his bounty hunter character.

Resumption after the events of the second season of The Mandalorian, he sees the eponymous character and offsider Fenec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) attempting to make a name for himself in the underworld of the galaxy by taking control of territory once controlled by Jabba the Hutt. The city of sin Robert Rodriguez directed several episodes.

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Curse of the Chippendales takes a look at the dark side of the famous all-male striptease dance troupe.

The Curse of the Chippendales (December 24, Amazon Prime Video)

Four-part documentary series that chronicles the dark side of the all-male striptease dance troupe that became a global phenomenon in the 1980s. Features interviews with former dancers and original business leaders.

“This wild and flamboyant tale is an irresistible addition to the genre of real crime”, wrote The telegraph Benji wilson.

Ashley Zuckerman plays the young Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.

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Ashley Zuckerman plays the young Robert Langdon in Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol.

Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol (December 6, Neon / SkyGo)

Succession Ashley Zuckerman stars as young Robert Langdon in this 10-part adaptation of the eponymous 2009 novel by the eponymous author.

He sees the Harvard Symbolist’s services being enlisted by the CIA to help solve a number of puzzles, when his mentor Peter Solomon (Eddie Izzard) is apparently kidnapped.

“Of course, it’s wacky and completely unrealistic, but seeing as he’s basically an adult Carmen sandiego The game on CD-ROM is exactly what appeals. wrote of the polygon Petrana radulovic.

Frankie Adams plays Bobbie Draper one last time in the sixth and final season of The Expanse.

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Frankie Adams plays Bobbie Draper one last time in the sixth and final season of The Expanse.

The Scope (December 10, Amazon Prime Video)

Bobbie Draper, former Martian sailor of Kiwi actor Frankie Adams, has one final secret mission to accomplish in this sixth and final six-part season of the cult sci-fi series. The solar system is now at war, as Marco Inaros and his Free Navy continue to launch devastating asteroid attacks on Earth and Mars.

Meanwhile, in the Belt, Drummer and what remains of his family are on the run and hunted down for betraying Marco. And, on a distant planet beyond the Rings, a new power begins to rise.

Heels is the story of wrestling siblings Ace and Jack Spade.

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Heels is the story of wrestling siblings Ace and Jack Spade.

Heels (December 6, TVNZ OnDemand)

Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig play siblings and rivals in this eight-part wrestling drama that sees the two brothers (Jack and Ace Spade) go head-to-head, while vying for national attention.

On the ropes, someone has to play the good guy, and someone has to play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, these characters can be difficult to live with – or to leave behind.

Heels is designed for endurance, not speed, and it wouldn’t be surprising if, in two more seasons, it starts popping up in ‘TV’s best drama’ conversations, wrote Varieties Joshua Alston.

New England's prestigious Essex College is the setting for The Sex Lives of College Girls.

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New England’s prestigious Essex College is the setting for The Sex Lives of College Girls.

Student Sex Lives (December 15, Neon / SkyGo)

Co-created by Mindy Kaling, this 10-part comedy follows four roommates in their first year at the prestigious Essex College in New England. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, they try to embrace the new freedoms of their campus life.

“More about emotional feelings, fun and friendship than sex, the characters are fully drawn and their antics provide rewarding entertainment.” wrote The Globe and Mail John doyle.

Eleven Station depicts the aftermath of an influenza pandemic that is wiping out the majority of the world's population.

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Eleven Station depicts the aftermath of an influenza pandemic that is wiping out the majority of the world’s population.

Station eleven (December 17, Neon / SkyGo)

Based on Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 novel of the same name, this 10-part post-apocalyptic saga describes the aftermath of an influenza pandemic that wiped out much of the world’s population.

Now, survivors must attempt to rebuild and reinvent the world, while retaining the best of what has been lost. The cast includes Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel and Lori Petty.

Cush Jumbo stars in Stay Close.

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Cush Jumbo stars in Stay Close.

Stay Nearby (December 31, Netflix)

Netflix’s latest Harlan Coben-inspired series is an eight-part series based on his 2012 novel of the same name.

Cush Jumbo, Eddie Izzard, Richard Armitage and James Nesbitt team up for this crime drama about the life of a photojournalist, soccer mom and homicide detective, all troubled by a terrible event from the past.

Aisling Bea is the creator and star of This Way Up.

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Aisling Bea is the creator and star of This Way Up.

This Way Up (December 20, SoHo / Neon)

Created by and starring award-winning comedian Aisling Bea, this comedy series (whose second season aired in the UK a few months ago) follows Aine with a quick wit as she tries to recover. order in his life and regain some semblance of happiness after having a nervous breakdown. Sharon Horgan co-stars.

“Bea and Horgan radiate wonderful brotherly solidarity, they are incredibly funny together and apart, and the writing is a biting delight throughout,” wrote The Sydney Morning Herald’s Brad Newsome.

A Silent Volcano is one of the many weird and wonderful places Will Smith visits in Welcome to Earth.

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A Silent Volcano is one of the many weird and wonderful places Will Smith visits in Welcome to Earth.

Welcome to Earth (December 8, Disney +)

A strange rock The duo Will Smith and Darren Aronofsky come together for this six-part series that sees the former embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to explore our planet’s greatest wonders and reveal its most hidden secrets.

Guided by elite explorers, it gets up close and personal with thrilling shows that include silently roaring volcanoes and swarms of animals that seem to have their own minds.

Henry Cavill is the witcher.

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Henry Cavill is the witcher.

The Witcher (December 17, Netflix)

Season 2 of this hugely popular fantasy series picks up the action after the Battle of Sodden.

Convinced that Yennefer’s life has been lost there, Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) takes Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) to the safest place he knows, his childhood home in Kare Morhen. As the kings, elves, humans and demons of the continent fight for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the maiden from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses within her. inside.


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