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The Casketeers

The Casketeers

  • Premiered: 
    January 12, 2018
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  • Network: TVNZ1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Workplace
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Plot Synopsis

THE CASKETEERS is a half-hour reality series that follows New Zealanders Francis Tipene and wife Kaiora, who have fun behind the scenes of the funerals they direct for local Maori and other Polynesian communities. The series opens with the Tipenes overseeing a funeral fit for a Maori princess, and Francis frets over every detail, including the staff's weight and an assistant's chattiness. Then, Francis tries to prove the value of a questionable purchase to his wife. The Tipenes get an unusual request from the family of a young gunshot victim. Next, revered teacher-composer returns to his homeland for burial. A new staff member directs her first funeral. Francis suffers from leaf-blower envy. THE CASKETEERS had its U.S. premiere on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released the entire six-episode first season.
The eight-episode second season of THE CASKETEERS premiered in the United States on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT. In Season 2, the Tipenes expand their office and brood as Francis enjoys new toys and a slimmer body and the staff handle a disinterment and a child's funeral.


  • - New Zealand