In the first episode of comedy drama Step Dave, solo Mum Cara (Sia Trokenheim) finds herself rescued by womanising barman Dave (Jono Kenyon), after a disastrous blind date ends in a sprained ankle. Dave is convinced he's met 'the one'. Cara's daughters and mother in-law (Lisa Harrow) are horrified. And Cara fears there isn't enough time in her busy life for a man who calls her favourite song "ancient". Meanwhile Dave's flatmate is falling for the workmate who has stolen his desk. Created by Kate McDermott, Step Dave screened for two seasons — and was later remade in Russia.
Getting a second season is notoriously hard, but I think it's good for everyone. We worked really hard on a show that's not trying to rehash an American format — it's trying to be Kiwi, trying to be real.– Actor Jono Kenyon (Dave) in the NZ Herald, 1 September 2015
Soundtrack composed by the band Sherpa
Features the song 'Escaping', composed by Barry Blue and Robyn Smith, sung by Margaret Urlich