The final episodes of Vikings are finally almost with us, part of a huge January at SBS On Demand.
Created by Michael Hirst (The Tudors), the final season of epic saga Vikings will premiere with a double episode on SBS and SBS On Demand at 8:30pm on Wednesday 6 January. Episodes will then air weekly on Wednesdays at 9:30PM.Vikings fans have been waiting over a year to find out how this iconic series, first premiering in 2013 and inspired by the tales of the Norsemen of early medieval Scandinavia, concludes. The final instalment begins as Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith, Lovecraft Country, Neighbours) learns the truth about Kjetill. Meanwhile, back in Norway, the battle against the Rus has had grave consequences. Reinforcements are on the horizon, and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games) has an idea that may yet turn the tide.
While we wait for the final episodes ever, you can watch the trailer for Vikings below:
More TV series coming to SBS On Demand in January
With over 11,000 hours of free content across every genre already available to stream on the platform, SBS On Demand will introduce another 16 new series to Australian audiences in January. From thrillers and historical dramas to mysteries and comedies, ring in the new year with something different.
Set in 1900s Vienna and starring Australian actress Jessica De Gouw (The Secrets She Keeps, The Hunting) and Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Vienna Blood drops on New Year’s Day.
World on Fire and the third season of Medici will arrive on the platform on Thursday 7 January. Set in 1939 and starring Sean Bean and Helen Hunt, World on Fire tells the story of World War II through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of the global conflict.
Watch the trailer for World on Fire below:
Espionage thriller La Unidad and Norwegian crime drama For Life will drop on Thursday 14 January.
Science fiction fans will devour The White Wall (available from Thursday 21 January), a thrilling tale about a mysterious white wall found deep underground, at the mining site of the world’s largest nuclear waste depository.
French drama No Man’s Land and Chinese crime series Miss S (the Chinese adaptation of the critically acclaimed Australian drama series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) will both be available from Thursday 28 January.
Joining these premium titles are seasons 1 and 2 of comedy series Atlanta (1 January), seasons 1 - 3 of period drama Versailles (1 January), season 1 of Danish thriller Cry Wolf (7 January), season 1 of Swedish crime series We Got This (7 January), season 1 of Norwegian family drama State of Happiness (14 January), season 1 of French thriller Possessions (21 January), and season 1 of Swedish political drama Inner Circle (28 January).
Also coming this January, SBS On Demand will partner with 2 leading festivals to bring Australian audiences an additional suite of content from around the globe.
Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley Enoch has curated a collection of 10 television titles that explore Australian culture. From Benjamin Law’s The Family Law to landmark series First Contact, the Australian Made collection will include a diverse range of documentaries, children’s programming, comedies and game show series. Audiences can binge the Australian Made collection from 6 – 26 January 2021.
January 2021 marks 30 years of Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying Short Film festival. SBS On Demand has partnered with Flickerfest to present 49 short films that celebrate the very best of Flickerfest. The collection includes 42 much-loved Australian and International films, as well as 7 short films that celebrate the LGBTQI+ experience. Films include Academy Award nominees Butter Lamp and The Eleven O’Clock starring Josh Lawson, and Ralph, written and directed by Deborah Mailman. Audiences can experience the 30 Years of Flickerfest collection from 1 January 2021 on SBS On Demand. The Flickerfest festival will take place in Bondi from the 22 – 31 January 2021.