With Vikings coming to an end at the start of 2021, Romulus may just fill that historical action hole in your heart. This Italian series (all spoken completely in ancient Latin) is a dramatic and gritty retelling of the ancient myth about the founding of Rome. But this is not the story you've heard before about two brothers, Romulus and Remus and the she-wolf who saves them.
"This is a story about tribes," explains executive producer Marco Chimenz, co-CEO of producer Cattleya (Gomorrah). "We don't actually get to see Rome in season 1. What we see are these almost primitive men and women, terrorised by nature and gods. We follow the stories of three or four characters, all outcasts for one reason or another, and how they survive and take their destinies into their own hands.
"This is done with a realistic ambition to do something that is powerful narratively but has a very realistic approach to the storytelling." We can't wait!
The Good Fight – Season 5
Season 4 of The Good Fight was condensed due to the impact of COVID-19 on production, but we bring good news: Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart will be back for a fifth season and the storyline will pick up right where we left off in season 4. Unfortunately, we will be saying farewell to Lucca Quinn; Cush Jumbo has confirmed that she won't be returning to the show.
The Good Fight season 4 is streaming at SBS On Demand until 5 March 2021.
The Handmaid's Tale – Season 4
After being delayed due to COVID-19, it's nearly time to return to Gilead. The Handmaid's Tale will be returning in 2021 to SBS and SBS On Demand. And in other exciting news the cast also announced that the show has been renewed for a fifth season. Praise be!
The Handmaid's Tale season 3 is streaming at SBS On Demand until 28 February 2021.
Why Women Kill – Season 2
We couldn't get enough of Why Women Kill at SBS On Demand in 2020 – it was one of the most watched shows of the year. So we are excited that the dark comedy anthology series will be back for a second season in 2021, this time starring Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz) and Allison Tolman (Fargo). Set in 1949, Tolman plays Alma, a shy and awkward housewife. She is married to Bertram (Frost) a good-humoured veterinarian with a dark secret hobby.
The season 2 storylines will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society and, finally, the lengths one woman will go to finally belong.
Why Women Kill season 1 is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Espionage thriller La Unidad will drop on Thursday 14 January. Based on the real experiences of counterterrorism professionals, La Unidad follows the members of a police unit led by commissioner Carla Torres (Nathalie Poza) and their fight against jihadist terrorism. When the most wanted terrorist leader is captured in Spain, it turns the country into a target. Carla and her team face the insurmountable task of stopping an impending attack, while also trying to resolve conflicts in their personal lives that their job has, in part, stolen from them.
La Unidad is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
No Man's Land
A fast-paced and high-intensity thriller, No Man’s Land explores the lengths that people are willing to go to save the ones they love. Antoine, a young Frenchman, uproots his life in search of his long-gone, presumed-to-be-dead sister, only to find himself plunged into one of the most dangerous places in the world, Syria. While unravelling the mystery, dark secrets emerge and threaten to ruin his family.
No Man's Land is coming to SBS On Demand on Thursday 28 January.
Lost For Words
Presented by actor and singer Jay Laga'aia Lost For Words is a heart-warming three-part series exploring Australia's staggeringly low adult literacy rates. Jay and an expert literacy teacher will follow the journey of 10 adults who are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change what has always been holding them back – reading, writing and spelling.
New Gold Mountain
Also coming in 2021 is SBS's most ambitious drama series yet, New Gold Mountain. The murder mystery explores the story of the Australian gold rush from the perspective of Chinese miners who risked everything for a chance at unlikely wealth in a strange new land. The impressive cast is led by Mulan and Dead Lucky's Yoson An, Vikings star Alyssa Sutherland, and Christopher James Baker from True Detective, with familiar face Dan Spielman and exciting new talent Mabel Li.
And there's so much more!