8:30pm Thursday, March 18 on TV2
Rich. Famous. Married. That was the plan. But it’d be fair to say things didn’t exactly go to plan for Amy (Anna Hutchison), Kevin (Jay Ryan), Britta (Alix Bushnell) and Cody (Bronwyn Turei), so this year they decide on new and bigger objectives, in the brand new season of hit local drama, Go Girls.
The season premiere kicks off a new year and new resolutions as Amy, Britta, Cody and Kevin embark on another epic quest. Amy is even more broke now than she was 365 days ago. Once the driving force behind the gang striving towards their goals, it seems Amy has now fallen off the bandwagon.
Fortunately, a random act of kindness and the support of her friends help Amy realise she needs a whole new way forward. Actress Anna Hutchison says the past year was hard for Amy and she’s struggling to work through it. “At the start of this series, Amy is trying to get over everything and it kind of alienates her from the group so everyone bands together to get her on the right track again.”
Britta realised that she’s too kind to be famous; not to mention so kind she’s comforted many needy blokes on the North Shore. But should she have to change herself to get what she wants?
Actress Alix Bushnell hints viewers can expect a new maturity in Britta’s character this series: “I’d like to say Britta’s grown up. She’s a lot more adult in her approach to life and she’s totally given up on the fame thing. She isn’t quite good enough at anything apart from being a good person with a good heart.”
Cody, on the contrary, got what she wanted – she got married. This week she returns from a honeymoon with her rugby star husband, Eli (Joe Naufahu), only to find those gay rumours haven’t gone away. Unfortunately for Cody, getting married was the easy part. Staying married is harder. Can she make her marriage work?
Bronwyn Turei comments: “Cody’s trying very hard to prove to everyone that she can take responsibility for things that she hasn’t necessarily stepped up to yet. She’s also trying to understand the world she’s been thrown into; in a marriage, living in somebody else’s house, playing with his new friends and having dinner parties, and not getting to go out so much with her friends and drink beer and eat pizza.”
Last year Kevin wanted things to stay the same but it’s amazing how things have changed. Admitting it wasn’t just a sports steering wheel he wanted, this time he’s aiming higher in all areas of life. The question is: will it make him happy?
According to actor Jay Ryan, this year it’s Kevin who instigates the goal-setting and getting his friends back on track: “Kevin’s matured a little bit since last series and I think he’s realised this whole change thing is actually good. Basically he feels the three girls are sort of losing their mojo and he has to be the older brother and control the situation a bit more.”
If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Go Girls will be available free online 12 hours after the show has aired on TV2. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘ondemand’ button.