Sundance Now has set the US and Canada premiere date for the (mostly) true New Zealand true-crime drama Far North. Check out the trailer.
Far North tells the (mostly) true story of how the most comically inept gang to ever join forces got half a billion dollars’ worth of meth to New Zealand shores — and nearly to market. And they would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for an ordinary Kiwi couple.
Pesky 70-year-old Māori diesel mechanic Ed (Temuera Morrison, The Mandalorian, My Life Is Murder) and his aqua-aerobics instructing wife, Heather (Robyn Malcolm, Black Bird, Harrow), lead a quiet life with their beloved dogs in the Far North. Meanwhile, a Tongan-Australian gang’s lucrative drug deal with a global cartel goes awry, leaving them stranded with 500kg of meth and a boatload of lies. In their increasingly desperate pursuit of their ultimate payday, they unwittingly involve Ed and Heather.
Amidst the absurdity, Ed and Heather have to navigate treacherous waters, hoping to both thwart the gang and survive the ludicrous ordeal.
Far North is a saga of screw-ups, as everyday people strive to foil an international drug cartel’s largest-ever drug deal in the Pacific; as the cops trip themselves up; and as the gangsters chase a payday with zero discretion — leaving a trail of wreckage you can see from space.
Far North, a Sundance Now Original Series premieres in the US and Canada with two episodes on Thursday, February 15, on Sundance Now and AMC+. New episodes will be released each Thursday through the season finale on March 14.
Additional cast in the six-episode drama includes Fay Tofilau (Beyond the Veil) as Blaze, Mosa Alipate Latailakepa (Wellington Paranormal) as Thugga, Villa Junior Lemanu (Sharkdog) as Louie, Maaka Pohatu (Wellington Paranormal) as Stevie, John Paul (JP) Foliaki (Red, White & Brass) as Mack, Albert Mateni (Brutal Lives) as Gravel, Dimitrius Schuster-Koloamatangi (Red, White & Brass) as Tall Guy, Fei Li (Island of Yesterday) as Cai, Dennis Zhang (Buzz Cut) as Sam, Xiao Hu (Hu Die Lan) as Jin, Xana Tang (Mulan) as Bi, Louise Jiang (Good Grief) as Ling, and Nikita Tu-Bryant (Avatar: The Way of Water) as Hui.
Far North is written, directed, and executive produced by David White (This Town, Meat). Kelly Martin and Sally Campbell also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by South Pacific Pictures and White Balance Pictures. All3Media handles the international distribution.
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