TVNZ is happy to announce that the Emmy-award winning interactive drama Reservoir Hill is back for a second series.
The successful online series became the first New Zealand production to win an International Digital Emmy Award earlier this year. Now, TVNZ and production company KHF Media have secured funding from NZ On Air for a further eight episodes of the drama, in which viewers can communicate with the central character as the story unfolds.
The producers behind the award-winning project, David Stubbs and Thomas Robins, promise that the second series will develop the unique interactive element of the show even further.
“This year we’ll be introducing some exciting new ways in which the followers of the series can communicate with Beth, and help her through the madness which is about to unfold,” says Robins.
Stubbs adds: “Once again viewers will be able to text Beth and engage with her and the story – but additionally, this year you’ll be able to use social networking to connect with all the major characters – and all in real time.”
“It’s going to get really intense, scary and exciting. Beth and the fans have only scratched the surface of Reservoir Hill, its mysteries and dangers,” Robins continues. “Things are really about to explode, and we want our audience to be part of all that again – not just passive viewers, but actual participants in the drama.”
TVNZ drama commissioner Tina McLaren says: “TVNZ is committed to inspiring New Zeleanders on every screen, and we’re excited to bring this creative and innovative series back for another series on TVNZ Ondemand.”
The second series of Reservoir Hill will screen on TVNZ Ondemand later this year.
Folow this link to watch episodes of the first series: