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(Photo: Kate Elliot and Ido Drent in ‘The Gulf.’ Source: Sundance Now)

‘The Gulf’ Comes to Sundance Now

A police detective and her husband are in a not-accidental car crash. He dies, she loses parts of her memory. She continues investigating cases, including her husband’s murder. She begins recovering her memory and gets increasingly paranoid as the truth of what really happened starts to set in. She also fights a morphine addiction.

Intrigued? Watch the moral unraveling of Detective Jess Savage in The Gulf, a six-episode series from New Zealand debuting tomorrow, December 4, on subscription streamer Sundance Now.

The action, incidentally, takes place on Waiheke Island, a real locale in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf. But we’re sure the show’s title has a double meaning.

The Gulf stars Kate Elliott (Wentworth, Dear Murderer) as Detective Savage, and Ido Drent (Ash vs Evil Dead) and Mark Mitchinson (Straight Forward) as increasingly uncooperative fellow detectives.

The Gulf first ran earlier this year on New Zealand’s Three channel. Sundance Now will drop one episode for six Wednesdays from December 4 through January 8.

Sundance Now costs $6.99 monthly or $59.99 annually after a seven-day free trial. It’s available on the web, as an Amazon Prime or Apple add-on channel, and via iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Fire TV, and Chromecast. For more info, visit sundancenow.com.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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