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Sneak a peek into DEGANZ member Roseanne Liang‘s upcoming projects.

The Season 2 trailer of TVNZ’s dystopian dramedy Creamerie is available online now. Set eight years after a deadly virus seemingly brings on the extinction of the entire male population, the show follows three dairy farmers when they stumble across a male survivor, Bobby. Immediately following the first season’s cliffhanger, this season will follow trio Alex, Jamie, and Pip, accompanied by Bobby, on their journey to take the Wellness cult leader down and reveal the truth about the ‘mandemic’.

The first season, which premiered in 2021, quickly became a beloved and critically-acclaimed series and was picked up by the streaming service Hulu. Season 2 will come out on TVNZ+ on 14 July before releasing on Hulu and SBS Viceland on 28 August. Roseanne created the show along with JJ Fong (Jamie), Perlina Lau (Pip), and Ally Xue (Alex) and is the show’s sole director.

Meanwhile, Netflix released the first teaser trailer and first look stills of the highly anticipated live-action adaption of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. The teaser features familiar imagery from the original cartoon, with the four nations’ emblems carved from their respective terrains and elements. It also confirms for the first time that the series will debut in 2024. The character sneak peeks reveal the real-life reimaginings of the iconic characters Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Zuko.

Roseanne directed episodes five and six and was a co-executive producer on the series pilot.

Keep your eyes peeled for Roseanne’s work as it hits your TV and laptop screens!

Roseanne's headshot with the Warner Bros. logo in to top right corner

Over the weekend, Warner Bros. announced that Roseanne Liang (DEGANZ) will direct Maude v Maude, starring Oscar winners Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry. Not much is known about the project, but according to Deadline, the feature will be a “Bond vs. Bourne type of global action thriller.”

Roseanne will direct from Scott Mosier’s script, with both set to executive produce. Along with Jolie, Berry and creative partner, Holly Jeter will produce the project. In early 2022, Berry and Jeter joined forces to create their banner HalleHolly to yield more projects that give voice to complex and strong women and women of colour on screen and behind the camera.

This female-led project follows these goals and contributes to the progression of women coming to the forefront of the action genre. Both Jolie and Berry have many credits in the genre, including iconic characters Lara Croft (Jolie) and Catwoman (Berry).

Roseanne also has made a name for herself in the genre. Her action-horror feature Shadow in the Cloud, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, won the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival. She is also one of the directors of Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender, an action-adventure fantasy series.

In an Instagram post, Roseanne shares her excitement about working on ‘this dream team’ and her lifelong passion for action films.

Congratulations, Roseanne, on the thrilling news!

Last week, DEGNZ board member and the film’s director, Roseanne Liang, was joined by kiwi cast members, crew and whanau to celebrate the first screening of Shadow in the Cloud in Aotearoa. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Liang could not attend the world premiere at Toronto Film Festival but said that “her heart is full” after having experienced the premiere in her home country of Aotearoa. The premiere hosted an exhibit featuring Maude’s infamous flight officer suit and the very Sperry used in the making of this NZ action film. Shadow in the Cloud is currently in NZ cinemas.

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