Only days after celebrating their 37th birthday, New Zealand television institution ‘What Now?’ has announced the show will undergo a “gritty and twisted reboot” in 2019.
Head of WhitebaitMedia, Janine Morrell-Gunn, spoke with the media today to discuss these upcoming changes.
“When we decided to take the show around the country and film the show live on location for all of 2018, that got us thinking – how can we top that in 2019?”
“We quickly figured out that it would be amazing if we could reconnect the previous generations of ‘What Now?’ viewers with today’s broadcast.”
“With the success of gritty and dark reboots like the Batman trilogy, Riverdale and the Ghostbusters movie with the ladies, we figured it was a risk worth taking!”
Morrell-Gunn went on to describe some of the changes the show would be making over the next few months.
“We want to cover off topics like hardcore, long-term drug abuse, the effects of gentrification on the most vulnerable people in society, as well as police violence and racism for good measure.”
“We did make sure it’s not TOO graphic – if someone gets shot onscreen, green gunge comes out instead of blood.”