'The Dead Lands': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Shudder's upcoming Māori horror show

The series features a murdered Māori warrior, who gets sent back to the living world in order to redeem his sins. He wakes up to a world consumed by a breach between life and the afterlife as the spirits of the freshly dead stalk the land and hunt the living. 


                            'The Dead Lands': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Shudder's upcoming Māori horror show

Shudder is AMC Network's premium streaming service for exclusive horror, thriller, and supernatural shows. The newest addition to this platform is a supernatural thriller called 'The Dead Lands' which is hitting your screens next year. Set in a mythic Māori past, it features an aesthetic that’s part 'Ash vs Evil Dead' and part 'Xena: Warrior Princess'.

From its first look, it can be said that this show is going to be intense as you will witness a war between the dead, the living and something ghastly in between. Now that you have been warned, here's everything you need to know about this show ahead of its release.

Release date

The show will premiere on Thursday, January 23, 2020. 

Plot

The series features a murdered Māori warrior Waka Nuku Rau, who gets sent back to the living world in order to redeem his sins. Unfortunately, the world he wakes up to is consumed by a breach between life and the afterlife as the spirits of the freshly dead stalk that land and hunt the living. 

As Waka progresses to redeem himself, he encounters a young woman, Mehe, who becomes his apprentice and moral compass. Together, they navigate tribal politics, the unrested souls of the dead ancestors and other supernatural forces on a quest to discover who “broke the world” and how to repair it—if it’s not too late.

Cast

Te Kohe Tuhaka

Actor Te Kohe Tuhaka plays Waka Nuku Rau (Getty Images)

Te Kohe Tuhaka is an upcoming actor who is known for his work in films and TV shows like 'Shortland Street', '6 Days', and 'Go Girls'. He will be playing Waka Nuku Rau on this upcoming TV show. 

Darneen Christian

Darneen Christian plays Mehe (IMDB)

Darneen Christian is a fresh face in the entertainment industry and we will see her in 'The Dead Lands' playing Mehe. 

Creators

Peter Meteherangi 

Peter is the co-director of this show along with Tikao Burger and Michael Hurst. The trio has worked as directors and producers and some of their previous work includes 'Until Proven Innocent', 'Mataku' and 'The Cult'. 

Glenn Standring

Glenn is the writer of this show who has also written the 2014 feature film that goes by the same name. That film is set in the same mythic world, but its characters and story are unrelated. 

Where to watch

The show will premiere its first two episodes on Thursday, January 23 and subsequent episodes will follow weekly on Shudder. 

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