An action thriller film and a drama series from Australia, along with the new season of a New Zealand comedy series, premiere in the US in June.
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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Elsa Pataky (Tidelands, Fast & Furious films) stars in this action thriller as as JJ Collins, a tough Army captain who, after being wrongfully drummed out of her dream job at the Pentagon, finds herself in charge of a lone nuclear missile interceptor base in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
When a simultaneous coordinated attack threatens the base itself, she comes face to-face with the charismatic yet crooked Alexander Kessel (Luke Bracey, Hacksaw Ridge, Home and Away), a former US military intelligence officer intent on carrying out an unthinkable plan.
With only minutes on the clock, Collins must utilize her years of tactical training and military expertise to determine who she can trust and stop Kessel and his covert mercenaries from completing their twisted and terrible mission.
Costars include Aaron Glenane (Snowpiercer), Mayen Mehta (The Bad Seed), Rhys Muldoon (Dead Lucky), Belinda Jombwe (The Secrets She Keeps), Marcus Johnson (Rake), Colin Friels (Total Control), and Zoe Carides (The Heart Guy).
Interceptor, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, June 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Surviving Summer (AU)
This new teen drama follows Summer Torres (Sky Katz, Raven’s Home), a rebellious American teen who, after being expelled from school, is sent to live with family friends in the small surfing town of Shorehaven in Victoria, Australia. Here she makes waves amongst a young surfer’s inner circle, ultimately finding family and friendship.
Costars in the ten-episode series include Kai Lewins (Moon Rock for Monday), Savannah La Rain (Mako Mermaids), Joao Gabriel Marinho, and Lilliana Bowrey.
Surviving Summer, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, June 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Wellington Paranormal: Season 3 (NZ)
In the third season of this mockumentary comedy fantasy-horror series, Officers Minogue (Mike Minogue, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and O’Leary (Karen O’Leary, What We Do in the Shadows) must deal with an invisible entity, a shapeshifter that feeds on people’s fears, and a group of super-powered locals exacting vigilante justice, amongst others of their encounters with the supernatural. (Video is from an earlier season)
Costarring Maaka Pohatu (Cowboy Bebop) as Sergeant Maaka, Wellington Paranormal: Season 3 premieres in the US on Wednesday, June 22, at 9 PM ET, on The CW, with streaming available starting June 23 on HBO Max.
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Starring Todd Lasance (The Secrets She Keeps), Hamish Michael (Janet King), and Marta Dusseldorp (Jack Irish), this drama follows five solicitors who, fresh out of law school, face the pressure and madness of modern single life while working with Crown Prosecutors for the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
For details about the June 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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