Closing out 2022 are the US (and in some cases global) premieres of three titles from Australia and New Zealand.

Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley — Photo courtesy of Netflix

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Kangaroo Valley

Narrated by actress Sarah Snook (Succession), this documentary takes viewers to a secret valley in Australia, where a young kangaroo joey called Mala learns what it takes to survive. In this kangaroo coming-of-age story, Mala faces famine, frosts, and a pack of hungry dingoes as she endeavors to survive her incredible first year.

Kangaroo Valley, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, December 14, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari

The personal accounts of survivors and rescuers, along with minute-by-minute footage, fuel this gripping documentary about the deadly 2019 volcanic eruption in New Zealand.

The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari has its global streaming debut on Friday, December 16, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.) (The film will be released in cinemas beginning December 9.)

Aftertaste: Season 2

In the new season of this Australian comedy-drama, Easton’s (Erik Thomson, 800 Words, Back to the Rafters) new life out of the public eye is shattered by the return of his niece, Diana (Natalie Abbott, A Perfect Pairing), who’s flaunting her successful career and love life in London. However, both of them must put their troubles aside when a secret from the past throws the West family into more chaos than ever.

Costarring Susan Prior (The Rover), Wayne Blair (Total Control), and Rachel Griffiths (Total Control), Aftertaste: Season 2 premieres in the US in its six-episode entirety on Monday, December 19, exclusively on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.



One Lane Bridge: Season 2

In Season 2 of this supernatural crime drama, Detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki, The Commons) uses his matakite — a supernatural ability akin to second sight — to save his boss Tremaine (Joel Tobeck, The Doctor Blake Mysteries) from attempting suicide on One Lane Bridge, the infamous Queenstown landmark. But in doing so, he inadvertently triggers a cataclysmic chain of events that unleashes fierce rivalries, uncovers long-buried secrets, and claims the life of one of Ariki’s nearest and dearest. Burdened by his second sight, Ariki’s loyalties are tested as he navigates a murder investigation rife with ulterior motives and conflicts of interest — including his own.

One Lane Bridge: Season 2 begins streaming Monday, December 12, 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 December 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. And for that of a select list of titles from other countries, visit The Global TV Place.



Down Under TV Premieres in December 2022