Fresh off his appearance as the titular intergalactic bounty hunter in Boba Fett’s Bookfrom new zealand Temuera Morrison returns to its roots with a new series for Sundance Now titled far north. According to a report by Variety, the show, which is currently filming in the northern tip of the country, features Morrison alongside his fellow New Zealander and award-winning. Robyn Malcolm (top of the lake, Outrageous fortune) as a typical couple who somehow foil a massive plot by an international criminal network involving their business in the Pacific. Filming is expected to last 14 weeks, including seven on location in the small town of Ahipara.
far north Just David White (This city, Meat), who created, directed, and conducted research for the series. The series is based on a real series of events that took place in Ahipara, though everyone was kept mum on the finer details. White also served as a screenwriter alongside Suli Moa (Shortland Street, The Panthers) and Mingjian Cui (Ink, Same). In total, the show will consist of six one-hour episodes. Joining Morrison and Malcolm will be Dimitrius Schuster-Koloamatangi (The Panthers), Xana Tang (Mulane, Greedy), Fei Li (yesterday’s island, eternal romance), Gabriel Chao Ren (Power Rangers, cowboy bebop), Maaka Pohatu (Savage, Wellington Paranormal), and Fay Tofilau (26:29).
Production of far north is a joint effort between US and New Zealand studios with South Pacific Pictures and White Balance Pictures spearheading the project. They produce for Sundance Now (USA), Paramount+ (Australia), Warner Bros. Discovery (New Zealand) and All3Media International. Among the executive producers is White who will work through his White Balance banner with the CEO of South Pacific Pictures Kelly Martin. Chris Bailey will also produce while Nicole Horan will produce online. Te Puna Kairangi, the New Zealand government’s Premium Productions Fund for International Audiences, will provide funding with Sundance Now, Paramount+, Warner Bros. Discovery NZ and All3 Media International.
“This project spanned six years and we’re beyond excited to be in production now,” Martin said of the series. “far north is an epic story based on real events and audiences are going to be taken on an incredible journey when they watch the series. ‘Far North’ is an exact fulfillment of Sundance Now’s promise to provide our audience with high quality programming , challenging, incredibly well-acted and captivating. This story only gets more interesting with each new discovery.”
Morrison and Malcolm each bring strong resumes to the series, even beyond the former’s turn as Boba Fett. Prior to starring in the Disney+ series, Morrison had a strong relationship with star warsbehind the role of Jango Fett for attack of the clones. Going back further, her career really took off after her starring role in the 1994 film Once upon a time there were warriors. He’s also known as Aquaman’s father, Tom Curry, in the DC movies and is set to appear in the upcoming The Glow film and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Malcolm, meanwhile, is best known in her native New Zealand where she began her rise to local stardom on the soap opera Shortland Street before playing its decisive role in Outrageous fortune. She has received awards in her home country, particularly for her role in serial killers. Her acting prowess also landed her a small role in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
Stay tuned here at Collider for more on Morrison’s latest starring role.