Winter has fallen on the South Pole. The sun will soon disappear for 6 months. A small team will remain at the Polaris VI Antarctic Research Station to continue their innovative research, playing a crucial part in combatting climate change, under the command of renowned biologist Arthur Wilde (John Lynch). But when spring comes, summer commander Johan Berg (Alexander Willaume) returns to the station to find the entire team are either dead or missing. A killer is on the loose and Annika (Laura Bach), Johan’s wife, is one of those missing. With only 6 episodes, you can smash through this addictive icy whodunnit in no time.
The Head is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Keep your viewing within that weird, pulp and noir world with this new crime drama. Rosario Dawson plays Allegra Dill, a dogged investigator who returns to her border-town home in San Bonifacio, Texas. What begins as a search for her sister’s killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring the corrupt town to its knees. Briarpatch is a twisted whodunnit in 10 parts and every chapter will leave you wanting more.
Briarpatch is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Continuing with some pulpy goodness and rockabilly noir comes the action-packed revenge thriller from the producer of The Handmaid’s Tale and Fargo. After her brother and his crew left her for dead, Doris (Abigail Spencer) has re-emerged many years later and many miles away into a new, seemingly quaint life in Detroit.
Armed with the expected inheritance from the impending death of her husband, Doris embarks on a vengeful mission to destroy the same gang that tried to kill her. But when her plans are thrown off course by a mobster who threatens to take the inheritance intended to fund her rescue mission, Doris ruthlessly takes matters into her own hands. She sets out with a plan to infiltrate her brother’s crew and take it down from the inside.
Reprisal is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
In this dark comedy from the USA, Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey Donovan, who also appears in Fargo season 2) is a sham psychic with a chain of fortune-telling shopfronts. He’s also under contract for the Marks family, who run an underground criminal syndicate. When Charlie sustains head injuries on the job, he begins seeing visions, and some fundamental truths about the world in which he operates. Is Charlie now a psychic for real? The ensemble cast includes Isabella Rossellini as matriarch Rita Marks, Australia’s Angus Sampson as layabout son Fonso Marks and KaDee Strickland as Linda, Charlie’s wife.
Shut Eye seasons 1 & 2 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man
James Nesbitt stars as Harry Clayton, a Central London cop who’s down on his luck – his wife (Eve Best) and child have left him, his boss at the murder squad has no respect for him, to put it mildly, and he owes debts to an underworld figure who routinely threatens his life. But then a mysterious woman gives him an ancient bracelet, with the power to control luck, but at what cost? Harry’s search for answers takes him to Hong Kong where he encounters dodgy characters who are after more than just his lucky charm.
Based on an original idea from Stan Lee, look out for the comic book legend’s cameo appearance in each episode of this intriguing crime drama with a sci-fi twist.
Stan Lee's Lucky Man is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Zero Zero Zero
If it’s high-quality, high-stakes drama you are after, then you can’t miss this one. From the makers of Gomorrah, this gritty series follows the journey of a cocaine shipment, from the moment a powerful cartel of Italian criminals decides to buy it until the cargo is delivered and paid for, passing through its packaging in Mexico and shipment across the Atlantic Ocean. An epic power struggle is sparked among the most powerful bosses in the hierarchy of international organised crime, their lives and livelihoods hanging in the balance. This complex and dark crime drama explores the meaning of globalisation by showing us three different worlds from three different perspectives all participating in a single shipment of cocaine.
Zero Zero Zero is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Fargo seasons 1, 2 & 3
If you haven’t caught the first 3 seasons of Fargo, now is the perfect time to catch up. They are stand-alone seasons so you can choose to watch in any order you like. What’s better than watching Fargo in between more Fargo?! They all follow a new case and new characters, all are entrenched in the trademark humour, murder and ‘Minnesota nice’ that made the film an enduring classic. Every season has an all-star cast: season 1 features Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton, season 2 Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Patrick Wilson and season 3 Ewan McGregor (x2), David Thewlis, Carrie Coon and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Fargo stand-alone seasons 1–3 are now streaming at SBS On Demand (till 16 December 2020).
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An all-new Fargo story will premiere with two weeks of double episodes, beginning 8.30pm Thursday 8 October on SBS. Episodes will continue weekly at 9.30pm from Thursday 22 October. New episodes will be available at SBS On Demand each week on the same day they go to air. Watch episode 1 now: