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Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Good Grief coming to Sundance Now on August 4th

You'll be dying with laughter as Season 2 of the irreverent Kiwi comedy Good Grief makes its UK premiere on Thursday, August 4 as a complete series release on Sundance Now via Amazon Prime Video Channels. The complete 1 and 2 season box set will be available to view.


Co-created, co-written and starring sisters Eve and Grace Palmer along with co-creator/co-writer Nick Schaedel, the six-episode comedy series is set in a small New Zealand town and follows two millennial sisters with very different personalities who inherit a funeral home from their grandfather.


Cleverly observed and brilliantly wry, this fish-out-of-water comedy series might just be the funniest show to come out of the country since Flight of the Conchords, channelling channels Six Feet Under themes with Stath Lets Flats and This Country humour.

 
After inheriting the Loving Tributes funeral home in Season 1, Ellie (Eve Palmer, Jawbone) and Gwen Goode (Grace Palmer, Adrift) have set off on very different paths. Ellie embraces her inner 'girlboss', with all the ill-fitting pantsuits, amateur TV ads, and plumber liaisons that entails. Meanwhile, Gwen spends five months DJing in Bali and reappears unexpectedly in New Zealand to discover their mother has a new boyfriend and she's been kicked out of the family home. Gwen moves in with Ellie, takes up the job of social marketing for Loving Tributes, and embarks on a childish prank war against their mother's new partner. As family tensions escalate at work and at home, Ellie must decide whether to intervene, or let Gwen grow up all by herself.


The series deftly blends tragedy and comedy and features stand-out performances from a stellar case including Vinnie Bennett (Fast & Furious 9), Josh Thomson (The New Legends of Monkey), Sophie Hambleton (Westside), Lucy Wigmore (Shortland Street) and Bree Peters (Sweet Tooth).

 
Good Grief, Season 2 is directed by Kiel McNaughton (The Legend of Baron To'a, My Life is Murder), produced by Angela Cudd (I Am Waru) and Kerry Warkia (Vai, Waru).

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