Four new titles from Australia make their US premieres next month, including two series, one film, and one documentary.

A Perfect Pairing
A Perfect Pairing: Adam Demos as Max, Victoria Justice as Lola — Photo courtesy of Netflix © 2022

For updates about shows from Australia and New Zealand added to US linear TV and streaming channels throughout the month, see the Down Under TV Viewing Guide.

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MaveriX (AU)

In this high-energy, sports-themed teen drama, six young motocross riders form a team and go for big air as they try to beat their rivals, bring out the best in each other, and win it all in the national titles. The biggest win of all, though, might be the friends they make for life.

MaveriX, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, May 12, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

A Perfect Pairing (AU)

This romantic comedy follows Lola (Victoria Justice, Victorious, Eye Candy), an ambitious, hard-driving sales executive for a wine company in Los Angeles, who quits her job in the hopes of starting her own wine distribution company. In her eagerness, she gets on a plane to rural Australia to chase her first potential client: Vaughn Family Wines. Except the Vaughn Family isn’t interested in doing business with Lola’s fledgling company.

Not one to give up so easily and eager to prove herself an asset to the Vaughns, Lola volunteers to fill a vacant position on the family’s sheep farm as a farmhand. At first, she doesn’t seem cut out for the tough work of mending fences and wrangling sheep, but she and the dashing station manager, Max (Adam Demos, Sex/Life, Janet King), strike up a friendship as he trains her. And, as they open up to one another, Lola discovers that Australia has introduced her to much more than just a love for entrepreneurship; through it she has discovered a newfound love for Max. But will Max’s secrets prevent Lola from reaping what she romantically sows?

A Perfect Pairing, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, May 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Troppo (US-AU)

Based on the best-selling novel Crimson Lake by Candice Fox, this new mystery thriller series centers on two people: Ted Conkaffey (Thomas Jane, The Expanse) and Amanda Pharrell (Nicole Chamoun, Romper Stomper). Ted is a disgraced ex-cop who, after being falsely accused of a disturbing crime, escapes to the tropics of Far North Queensland. Here he meets Amanda Pharrell (Nicole Chamoun, Romper Stomper), an eccentric private investigator with a criminal past, who recruits him to help her solve her first real case: the disappearance of a Korean family man and tech pioneer. As the mismatched detective-y duo set about to find the missing man, they discover a series of strange deaths and end up in a fight for both their survival and their sanity.

Costarring David Lyons (The Commons), Sun Park (Wentworth), and Ling Cooper Tang (The Secrets She Keeps), Troppo, a Freevee Original, premieres in the US on Friday, May 20, exclusively on Freevee (IMDb TV’s new name). (You can add it to your watchlist now.)

Kick Like Tayla (AU)

This documentary about Tayla Harris gives viewers insight into Tayla, an incredible athlete who balances a successful boxing career alongside playing in the NAB AFL Women’s Competition for the Carlton Football Club. Through following her on the field and behind the scenes during the 2021 season, and through interviews with prominent figures inside and outside the AFLW and with Tayla’s fans, the program explores what makes Tayla tick, her love of all sports, and the impact of social media, cyber-bullying, and sexism on her.

Kick Like Tayla premieres globally on Friday, May 27, exclusively on Prime Video.

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Dead Lucky (AU)

Rachel Griffiths (Total Control) leads the cast of this four-part urban crime thriller as Grace Gibbs, a detective who, upon learning that the armed robber who murdered one of her junior officers is back in Sydney, becomes obsessed with catching them. She’s also the person that her new trainee, Charlie Fung (Yoson An, New Gold Mountain), blames for the death of his best friend.

Elsewhere in Sydney, a couple of convenience store owners resort to deadly measures to defend their business, a group of cohabitating international students thinks they have found paradise here, and a violent fugitive is in hiding. Over the course of a week, the paths of these characters collide, leaving two people dead and one missing.

Dead Lucky begins streaming Monday, May 30, on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.


Did you miss any of the new shows from previous days, weeks, or months? Check the Down Under TV Viewing Guide and Archives to find out.


For details about the May premieres of shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland, visit The British TV Place. For info about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place.


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