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Genre Horror
Science fiction
Created by Thomas Robins
Written by Thomas Robins, Jason Stutter, Rachel Davies, Gabe McDonnell, Paul Yates, Jeremy Dillon, Zane Holmes, Pip Hall, Andrew Gunn
Directed by Thomas Robins, Jason Stutter, Rachel Davies
Country of origin New Zealand
No. of episodes 39 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Tony Palmer
Running time 10 minutes
Production company(s) Avalon Productions
Original network TV2
Original release 14 September (2003-09-14) – 14 December 2003 (2003-12-14)

Freaky is a New Zealand anthology children's television series that was produced by Avalon Productions and funded by NZ on Air. It features episodes about children facing odd phenomena and eerie situations. Usually the protagonist is a boy or girl who starts by trying to do something normal and ordinary, and ends up facing an alien, supernatural or weird force of some kind. This is both a fantasy and science fiction show, with aliens, portals and time travel. Often it has a low level horror aspect as well, as in ghost visitations. It is comparable to a children's version of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. It is set in New Zealand in ordinary locations such as houses, malls and schools.

It originally aired on TV2 on Sunday evenings at 5:00pm from 14 September to 14 December 2003 as well as TVNZ 6 New Zealand from September 2010 to December 2010. It also aired on ABC from early 2004 to mid 2009 and later on ABC3 in late 2009 to early 2010 in Australia.


Fresh and funky short dramas for children that explore the bizarre, the ridiculous and sometimes frightening ways that everyday life might turn weird – just when it's least expected!

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