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Hulu Acquires Streaming Rights for Season 2 of New Zealand Drama ‘Rūrangi’

Hulu has picked up the exclusive U.S. streaming rights for New Zealand’s Rūrangi.  The drama recently won an International Emmy for best short-form series.

According to Deadline, the first season, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, charted the story of transgender activist Caz Davis who returns to the remote, politically divided dairy community of Rūrangi, hoping to reconnect with his estranged father, who hasn’t heard from him since before Caz transitioned. In the second season, Rūrangi’s culture war intensifies between the transgender activists, farmers, and local Māori, while ancestors from the past reach out to the living with unfinished business.

Returning cast member includes Elz Carrad, Āwhina Rose Henare Ashby, Ramon Te Wake, Aroha Rawson, Renee Lyons, Renée Sheridan and new cast members include Cohen Holloway and Liam Coleman recasting the roles of Gerald and Jem respectively.

Rūrangi showrunners are Max Currie and Briar Grace-Smith. Series writer is Cole Meyers and lead producer is Craig Gainsborough for Autonomouse. Co-producers are Tweedie Waititi, Graham Tipene, Lucean Lunare and Melissa Nickerson.

The second season is in post-production and is set to release in early 2023.

Source: Deadline

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