Nothing Trivial is a comic drama based around the five members of a pub quiz team with one thing in common: each is unlucky or unhappy in love.
The 13-part series, which is intended to screen at prime time on TV ONE, will receive $6.9 million in funding.
NZ On Air said they are excited about the project.
“We’ve been looking for a quality drama to serve TV ONE audiences for a while now, and this one has all the credentials. The series deals with matters common to us all – life, love and the pursuit of happiness – in a witty and quintessentially Kiwi way,” said NZ On Air chief executive Jane Wrightson.
Made by South Pacific Pictures, the series has been created by award-winning writers Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan.