The highly anticipated Swedish thriller Midnight Sun will premiere exclusively from Thursday 1 December on SBS On Demand.
Directed by Marlind & Stein, the team behind Scandi-noir success The Bridge, Midnight Sun stars French actress Leila Bekhti (The Prophet, All That Glitters), Swedish actor Gustaf Hammarsten (Bruno, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), and follows the investigation of the brutal murder of a French citizen in Kiruna, a small Swedish town in the Arctic Circle where the sun never sets. What ensues is the discovery of a ten-year-old secret conspiracy that no one could ever imagine.
Head of SBS On Demand, David Gwynne, said: “The international interest and response to this new thriller has been exceptional and we’re pleased to be able to add this to our growing library of premium content on SBS On Demand – available exclusively and for free.
“Australians have really embraced Scandinavian dramas, a genre SBS has been home to for almost 20 years. Most recently, we’ve had great success bringing premium Scandi-noir titles to Australians first on SBS On Demand, including Trapped and Modus.”
Midnight Sun will roll out on SBS On Demand throughout December – Episodes One and Two are available from Thursday 1 December, Three and Four from Tuesday 6 December, and the final four episodes available from Tuesday 13 December. The series broadcasts on SBS in early 2017.
Alongside Midnight Sun, SBS On Demand also launches a host of additional exclusive premium drama titles across November and December – French mystery The Disappearance (available now) explores a family’s breakdown as their 17-year-old daughter goes missing; Brazil’s Magnifica 70 (from Sunday 27 November) follows an actress who transforms the life of a man working in the film censorship department of Sao Paulo in the 1970s; Belgian crime thriller Public Enemy (from Thursday 15 December) tells the story of a child murderer’s release back into society; and Scandinavian revenge drama Black Widows (from Thursday 15 December) follows the lives of three women who plot to murder their husbands.
To celebrate Midnight Sun’s exclusive premiere on SBS On Demand from December 1, we’re hosting an exclusive preview screening at ACMI in Melbourne on November 29. Win or buy tickets now