The Panthers: Season 1

The Panthers: Season 1

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Producers Halaifonua Finau (Baby Mama's Club) and Tom Hern (The Dark Horse) head this six-part historical drama on the rise of The Polynesian Panthers, a group of young radicals inspired by The Black Panthers to fight for change against Robert Muldoon's government in 1970s Aotearoa.

2021New ZealandNZ On Air
DramaHistorical

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

Will and his gang get themselves into deep trouble after... More being caught stealing a giant catch.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

As Will and The Panthers' movement fires up, so too... More does Machiavellian politician Rob Muldoon's.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

Lusitania enlists the help of Officer Havili to investigate her... More son, only to uncover more than she bargained for.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

Muldoon tops the polls ahead of the election and Ice... More puts a bounty out on Will's head.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

Piggy is the new prime minister. Will discovers the ultimate... More betrayal. Jimmy goes after 'the other man'.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Will goes to extreme lengths to redeem himself and put... More a stop to Muldoon's immigration raids.

The Panthers: Season 1 | Reviews

Captivating drama about the origins of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s - a time of anti-Pasifika racism, the infamous dawn raids and the rise of Muldoon.

The Spinoff

The Spinoff

Shining a bold light on an unobserved world, The Panthers is essential viewing.

Full review
Stuff

Stuff

If some of the characters feel a little under-developed... then that’s offset by the impressive, charismatic Schuster-Koloamatangi and the sight of finally seeing a well put-together dramatisation of a dark chapter in New Zealand...

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The Panthers: Season 1 | Release Details

The Panthers: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.