Step Dave

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Step Dave
Genre Comedy-drama
Created by Kate McDermott
Starring
  • Sia Trokenheim
  • Jono Kenyon
  • Rawiri Jobe
  • Tania Nolan
  • Aidee Walker
Composer(s)
  • Joel Haines
  • Lukasz Buda
  • Conrad Wedde
  • Samuel Scott
Country of origin New Zealand
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kelly Martin
  • Chris Bailey
Producer(s) Mark Beesley
Cinematography Rewa Harre
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) South Pacific Pictures
Release
Original network TV2
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original release 11 February 2014 (2014-02-11) – 24 November 2015
External links
Official website
Production website

Step Dave is a New Zealand comedy-drama television series written by Kate McDermott.[1] It began airing its first series in New Zealand on 11 February 2014. It was renewed for a second series, which began airing on 1 September 2015. Jono Kenyon announced the show would not be returning for a third series.[2]

Premise[edit]

Bartender Dave, a 24-year-old Kiwi slacker whose life is turned upside down when he meets the woman of his dreams; Cara, 15 years his senior with three kids and some serious baggage in tow.

Cast and characters[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 11 February 2014 (2014-02-11) 6 May 2014 (2014-05-06)
2 13 1 September 2015 (2015-09-01) 24 November 2015 (2015-11-24)

Series 1 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Starry Eyed" Britta Hawkins Kate McDermott 11 February 2014 (2014-02-11)
Cara gets stuck in a pub toilet while on a blind date, and injures her ankle climbing out the window. Dave takes her to hospital and is attracted to her, but she turns down his offer of anything more. He returns her shoe the following day and persuades her to go on a date with him, but it ends badly when he discovers she is fifteen years older than him and has three children. He can't stop thinking of her and they reunite.
2 2 "Early Days" Britta Hawkins Kate McDermott 18 February 2014 (2014-02-18)
3 3 "The Clown and the Bear" Murray Keane Kate McDermott 25 February 2014 (2014-02-25)
4 4 "Worlds Collide" Murray Keane Kate McDermott 4 March 2014 (2014-03-04)
5 5 "My Room" Michael Hurst Rachel Lang 11 March 2014 (2014-03-11)
6 6 "Knocked-Up Natalie" Michael Hurst James Griffin 18 March 2014 (2014-03-18)
7 7 "Promise and Deliver" Michael Hurst Kate McDermott 25 March 2014 (2014-03-25)
8 8 "Rock Bands and Reefer" John Laing Sarah Nathan and Kate McDermott 1 April 2014 (2014-04-01)
9 9 "Goodbye Princess" John Laing Steven Zanoski, Rachel Lang and Kate McDermott 8 April 2014 (2014-04-08)
10 10 "Grow Up" Oliver Driver Rachel Lang 15 April 2014 (2014-04-15)
11 11 "Crowded House" Oliver Driver Kate McDermott 22 April 2014 (2014-04-22)
12 12 "Let It Go" Britta Hawkins Gavin Strawhan and Kate McDermott 29 April 2014 (2014-04-29)
13 13 "No More Escaping" Britta Hawkins Kate McDermott 6 May 2014 (2014-05-06)
Dave is trying to forget Cara by having lots of casual sex before he goes overseas. When Cara and Dave bump into each other at Dylan and Alec's wedding, it's awkward.

Series 2 (2015)[edit]

On 31 July 2014, the show was renewed for a second series of 13 episodes.[25]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
14 1 "Stepping Up" Oliver Driver Kate McDermott 1 September 2015 (2015-09-01)
15 2 "Mr Popular" Oliver Driver Gavin Strawhan 8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
16 3 "Threesome" Murray Keane Shoshana McCallum 15 September 2015 (2015-09-15)
17 4 "Secrets" Murray Keane Karen Curtis 22 September 2015 (2015-09-22)
18 5 "Good Lies" Britta Hawkins Kate McDermott 29 September 2015 (2015-09-29)
19 6 "Good Father Material" Britta Hawkins Max Currie and Kate McDermott 6 October 2015 (2015-10-06)
20 7 "Trust Me" Britta Hawkins Aidee Walker and Kate McDermott 13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
21 8 "Mr Wrong" Ian Hughes Gavin Strawhan 20 October 2015 (2015-10-20)
22 9 "The Home-wrecker" Ian Hughes Kate McDermott 27 October 2015 (2015-10-27)
23 10 "Inappropriate" Murray Keane Gavin Strawhan 3 November 2015 (2015-11-03)
24 11 "Make Believe" Murray Keane Shoshana McCallum and Kate McDermott 10 November 2015 (2015-11-10)
25 12 "Kids" Michael Hurst Karen Curtis and Kate McDermott 17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
26 13 "Will You, Won't You?" Michael Hurst Kate McDermott 24 November 2015 (2015-11-24)

International broadcast[edit]

  • Australia – Step Dave began airing on GEM from 7 January 2015,[26] however it was pulled from the channel after just one episode.[27] It has since been airing on channel 9 at 2.00am on Fridays since 2016.[citation needed]

U.S. version[edit]

It was announced it is going to get an remake which has been put into development by NBC, which Sean Hayes from Will and Grace will be among the executive producers, alongside South Pacific Pictures' Kelly Martin and Chris Bailey. The American version will be written by Emily Cutler, who has previously worked on The Odd Couple and Community. [28]

DVD release[edit]

Title Set details DVD release dates
Region 4[29]
Step Dave
  • Discs: 3
  • Episodes: 13
14 May 2014 (2014-05-14)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step Dave takes a step towards big success". Fairfax New Zealand. 12 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jono Kenyon: 'Time to wave goodbye' to Step Dave". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
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  4. ^ "TV drama" (PDF). Johnson and Laird. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "TV drama". eCaster. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
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  7. ^ "TV drama". eCaster. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Actor Biography" (PDF). Johnson & Laird. p. 2. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "TV drama". eCaster. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Television". Auckland Actors. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Actor Biography" (PDF). Johnson & Laird. p. 1. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "Television". Karen Kay Management. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "TV drama". eCaster. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  14. ^ Croot, James (11 March 2014). "Dramedy draws Harrow back home". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  15. ^ a b c "Meet Scarlett, Jasmine and Logan". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Future uncertain for Step Dave's Betty". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  17. ^ Simich, Ricardo (19 October 2015). "Spy: New faces on the Street". The New Zealand Herald. New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  18. ^ Pellegrino, Nicky. "My Beauty Secrets: Nathalie Boltt". New Zealand Woman's Weekly. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  19. ^ "Actor Biography" (PDF). Johnson & Laird. p. 1. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "Step Dave a step below where it should have been". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  21. ^ "Actor Biography" (PDF). Johnson & Laird. p. 1. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  22. ^ "Step Dave's Delaney Tabron on magazines and faxing a Sex Pistol". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  23. ^ Christian, Dionne (30 August 2015). "Wentworth star steps up as Dave's dad". The New Zealand Herald. New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  24. ^ Nealon, Sarah (24 October 2015). "Shane Cortese on the state of New Zealand television". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax New Zealand. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  25. ^ Regan (31 July 2014). "Outrageous Fortune prequel, Step Dave 2 get funding". Throng. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  26. ^ Knox, David (5 January 2015). "Airdate: Step Dave". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  27. ^ Knox, David (15 January 2015). "Gone: Step Dave". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  28. ^ https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/97585174/will-and-grace-star-behind-step-daves-american-remake
  29. ^ Region 4 DVD set:

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