The trailer for Far North unveils the mostly true story of how an ordinary couple managed to foil the plans of an international crime ring in the Pacific.
The six-episode series will premiere with two episodes on Thursday, February 15, on Sundance Now and AMC+. Additional episodes will then be released weekly on both platforms.
Check out the Far North trailer below (watch more trailers):
What’s Far North about, and who is in it?
The dramedy promises to tell “the mostly true story of how the most comically inept gang ever joined forces,” according to the synopsis. In particular, it will focus on how that inept gang got half a billion dollars worth of meth to New Zealand’s shores. The gang would have gotten their meth all the way to market if not for a “pesky 70-year-old Māori diesel mechanic and his aqua-aerobics instructing wife.”
Far North follows Diesel mechanic Ed (played by Temuera Morrison of The Mandalorian) and his aqua-aerobics instructor wife Heather (played by Robyn Malcolm of Blackbird and My Life Is Murder) as they share a quiet life with their dogs. But when a Tongan-Australian gang’s pricey drug deal with a global cartel goes haywire, the gang is left with a ton of meth and a boatload of lies. They ultimately involve the ordinary Kiwi couple, Ed and Heather, in a pursuit that grows increasingly desperate in the hopes of getting their big payday.
Along with Morrison and Malcolm, the Far North cast 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, a Sundance Now Original Series, is written, directed, and executive produced by David White (This Town, Meat). Kelly Martin and Sally Campbell also serve as executive producers. It’s produced by South Pacific Pictures and White Balance Pictures. All3Media handles the international distribution.