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Duckrockers cast revealed

Sione's Wedding was a phenomenon when it released in 2006, and now movie creators Oscar Kightley and James Griffin have gone back to the future with a new prequel comedy series for TV2, based on the much-loved stars from the movie. Spy can reveal the new talent who will take over the reins of these infamous characters.

The series, called Duckrockers, which has begun filming at South Pacific Pictures for TVNZ 2, has big shoes to fill. The original film had the biggest opening weekend of any New Zealand film at the time, taking around $630,000 at the box office in its first weekend and, despite heavy piracy, which began before the film was released, it went on to gross more than $4.1 million.

Most recognisable of the new cast will be Duane Evans jnr, who plays the younger version of Magasiva's character, Michael. The actor recently returned to NZ after several years filming on James Cameron's new series of big-budget Avatar films, which are set to launch this year. Before that, he spent several years starring on Shortland Street as the young son of Robbie's brother, the late Pua Magasiva's character Vinnie, also named Michael. He's also appeared in The Legend of Baron To'a and Netflix's Sweet Tooth.

Most recognisable of the new cast will be Duane Evans jnr, who plays the younger version of Magasiva's character, Michael. The actor recently returned to NZ after several years filming on James Cameron's new series of big-budget Avatar films, which are set to launch this year. Before that, he spent several years starring on Shortland Street as the young son of Robbie's brother, the late Pua Magasiva's character Vinnie, also named Michael. He's also appeared in The Legend of Baron To'a and Netflix's Sweet Tooth.

Kightley, who wrote the series and is directing it, is ecstatic about the calibre of talent that the show has discovered.

"This is such an exciting young cast," he tells Spy.

"One of the goals of the series was to unearth fresh awesome talent. And this cast is packed with that."

You can read more HERE about our brand new Duckrockers cast. 

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