The BBC's newest historical epic series The Luminaries based on the Man Booker prize-winning novel is finally here. This six-part BBC adaptation based on Eleanor Catton's 2013 novel is set in 19th century New Zealand during the 1860s gold rush in the South Island. This tale of adventure and mystery follows the defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell. She sailed from Britain to New Zealand to start her new life where she meets the radiant Emery Staines. Their encounter triggers a strange form of magic that can't be explained. It eventually leads to love, driven together and apart by fate. These star-crossed lovers are left to wonder if it is they who make their fortunes. Don't miss this mysterious and magical adventure. You can stream The Luminaries (BBC) via TVNZ on demand.
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