TVNZ is proud to announce the launch of their newest digital-only series, Auckland Daze.
Airing on 27th October 2011, Auckland Daze follows the success of TVNZ’s Emmy-Award winning digital-only series Reservoir Hill.
This time, the series is a spoof comedy that follows four hapless
wannabes – a model, a stuntman, a dwarf entertainer and a stand-up
comedian who are all chasing fame in Auckland’s ridiculously small
Starring a number of local talents including Millen Baird (The Millen Baird Show), Jennifer Ward-Lealand (Xena: Warrior Princess), Natalie Medlock (Shortland Street) and Glen Levy, the stuntman described by National Geographic as “the 20th deadliest man on the planet”.
Auckland Daze takes the interactive experience that made Reservoir Hill a success to the next level. Screening on TVNZ Ondemand, which has almost four hundred thousand unique viewers per month, Auckland Daze
will also be embedded into Facebook where viewers will be able to
watch, “like” and share the episodes with their friends without having
to leave their Facebook profile. After the episode, the audience will
be prompted to say what they think. Filmed weekly, suggestions from
viewers will influence the plot of the next episode.
“Auckland Daze is another demonstration of TVNZ’s leadership in online
video. This hilarious new show combines high profile writers and actors
with an innovative platform that allows the audience to ‘like’, watch,
share and influence the show without having to leave their Facebook
page” says Tom Cotter, TVNZ’s GM – Digital Media.
Co-created, produced and directed by Kiwi actor Kiel McNaughton (Shortland Street),
the show promises to be funny, clever and full of twists the creators
don’t even know about yet. “Auckland Daze is a ground-breaking
digital-only show where the audience can have their say. It is a great
opportunity for New Zealanders to get involved with their favourite
characters while having a laugh along the way.”
Auckland Daze will be available to view at TVNZ Ondemand from October 27. ‘Like’ Auckland Daze on Facebook to watch the first outing for the guys. facebook.com/aucklanddaze.