• (L-R) 'Limetown', 'Stella Blómkvist', 'Detective Chinatown', 'Save Me' (SBS)Source: SBS
They may not officially be part of the police force, but these citizens are ready to investigate the case!
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1 Mar 2021 - 2:23 PM  UPDATED 1 Mar 2021 - 4:11 PM

Limetown

What happened to the people of Limetown? That's the 15-year-old mystery American Public Radio journalist Lia Haddock (Jessica Biel) is trying to uncover. Based on the hit number one podcast in the US, this tale of mystery and suspense garnered comparisons to everything from The X-Files to Wayward Pines to hit podcast Serial. We follow Haddock as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee. But what happened in the past is far from over...

Hit podcast 'Limetown' is now a chilling TV mystery
Over a decade ago, three hundred people vanished from a small town. Now one podcaster is about to discover the mystery is far from over.

Limetown is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Miss S

Based on one of the most well known professional P.I.s in Australia, Miss S is the Chinese adaptation of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Miss Su Wen Li (Ma Yili), a beautiful and witty socialite, forms an unlikely detective duo with the righteous and serious inspector Luo Qiuheng (Gao Weiguang). Despite their many differences, the pair share an undeniable chemistry and of course go on to solve many cases together in and around Shanghai, all while Su Wen Li chases clues behind her sister's disappearance ten years ago, forever a thorn in her heart.

Miss S vs Miss F
‘Miss S’ is the Chinese adaptation of Australia’s own ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’, but just how much has changed in shifting the series to Shanghai?

Miss S is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Save Me

From the award-winning producers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard, Save Me is a six-part thriller written by and starring Lennie James. Nelson ‘Nelly’ Rowe (James) is arrested at his girlfriend’s South East London flat, accused of abducting his estranged daughter, Jody. Nelly protests his innocence, arguing that he hasn’t seen his daughter in years, but the police have evidence that Jody’s last three calls were to Nelly’s phone. With the clock ticking, Nelly sets out on a mission to clear his name and find his missing daughter.

An unlikely hero is searching for his lost daughter in the thriller 'Save Me'
From the award-winning producers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard, 'Save Me' is a six-part thriller written by and starring Lennie James.

Save Me is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Hungry Ghosts

The theme of fighting for family continues with this SBS Original series. When a tomb in Vietnam is accidentally opened on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Festival, a vengeful spirit is unleashed, bringing the dead with him. As these spirits wreak havoc across Melbourne’s Vietnamese-Australian community, reclaiming lost loves and exacting revenge, young woman May Le (Catherine Van-Davies) must rediscover her true heritage and accept her destiny to help bring balance to a community still traumatised by war.

Lamingtons, fried rice and healing old wounds in ‘Hungry Ghosts’
Playing Diane in 'Hungry Ghosts' meant looking back on Vietnam War trauma and what's in a multicultural school lunchbox.
Who’s who in the new SBS supernatural thriller ‘Hungry Ghosts’
Catherine Văn-Davies and Bryan Brown lead an ensemble cast in the four-part SBS original supernatural drama series ‘Hungry Ghosts’.

Hungry Ghosts is now streaming at SBS On Demand including with ArabicSimplified Chinese and Vietnamese subtitles.

 

Stella Blómkvist

Poldark’s Heida Reed is Stella Blómkvist in this crime drama from Iceland. Stella is the kind of lawyer who takes rules and smashes them, or uses them to smash her opponents. As well as being smart and ruthless, she’s also flexible with morals and her sexuality, with a taste for easy money and fine whiskey. When the prime minister’s assistant is murdered, it appears to be an open-and-shut case, but the deeper she goes, the murkier the details become, leading Stella into a maze of corruption at the heart of government itself. A thrilling ride, Reed shines in this sexy neo-Noir series.

Stella Blómkvist is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

The Lawyer

Let’s combine the themes of law and family with this hit series out of Sweden. Frank Nordling (Alexander Karim) is a young and exceptionally promising defence lawyer. When Frank learns the truth behind his adoptive parents’ deaths, his whole world unravels. They were murdered by a leader in Copenhagen’s criminal underworld, Thomas Waldman (Thomas Bo Larsen). To Frank’s horror, Waldman also happens to be one of the law firm’s most prominent clients – a man that the firm has helped escape justice many times. To avenge his parents’ deaths, Frank must infiltrate Waldman’s organisation and become his personal lawyer and trusted confidant. To avoid putting those close to him in danger, Frank must keep up appearances and play the game. But can he handle it? Is it worth the price? And who’s really tricking whom?

TV’s nastiest bad guy is back in a new season of 'The Lawyer'
It takes more than bullets to stop this villain: Thomas Waldman is back in season 2 of 'The Lawyer', and he’s more vicious than ever.
‘The Bridge’ looms large in acclaimed new thriller ‘The Lawyer’
Step back onto that familiar crossing between Malmo and Copenhagen with the next big thing in Scandi drama.

The Lawyer seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

We Got This

Struggling from the collapse of his career and a sudden insurmountable tax debt, American immigrant George English (Schiaffino Musarra, who also created the series) stumbles onto a 50 million SEK reward for solving the murder of Olof Palme. He assembles a crew of misfits to assist him as he begins to imagine that solving this seemingly unsolvable crime of the century could be the answer to all his problems, but the deeper they go into the labyrinth, the more dangerous their journey becomes. 

The murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme actually happened in 1986 and remains a bit of a mystery. This dark comedy pokes fun at the conspiracies surrounding the case and not the crime itself. It also features a familiar handsome face; Alexander Karim from The Lawyer plays English’s best friend who gets dragged into the chaos.

Winning Swedish crime comedy 'We Got This' stems from a real-life tragedy
There’s plenty of laughs when a bunch of bunglers tangle themselves in a web of conspiracy theories. But the assassination at the centre? It really happened.

We Got This is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

The Head

After a summer of hard scientific work at Polaris VI International Research Station, most of the crew head home. Only a few chosen ones stay behind to endure the Antarctic winter. Inexplicably, in the middle of the long polar night, communications with the base are lost. Weeks later, a team led by Johan, the summer commander, comes to the rescue… only to find the most terrifying scene: a bunch of brutally murdered bodies, two survivors and one missing person: Johan’s wife. Arthur, the veteran in charge of the scientific team, and Maggie, the young and inexperienced doctor, are the only survivors that can shed some light on the crimes. But they are also the main suspects. Both tell completely different stories. Who’s lying? Who’s telling the truth? And will Johan be able to find his wife before it’s too late?

Who’s who in the thrilling icy new whodunnit ‘The Head’
What happened to the crew of the Polaris VI International Research Station over the Antarctic winter? With only two survivors, who knows who is telling the truth?

The Head is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

The Pier

Alejandra is a high-profile architect who is shattered by her husband’s suicide. After discovering that he led a double life with another woman for years, Alejandra tries to appease the pain by approaching her under another identity to discover why her husband lived a lie – and what really happened on the night he died. Starring Álvaro Morte (a.k.a The Professor from the hit series Money Heist) and created by Álex Pina (who created Money Heist) you won’t want to miss this addictive Spanish thriller.

Spanish drama ‘The Pier’ reinvents the female duo, 'Thelma & Louise'-style
And it's all about sex, lies and double lives.

The Pier seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Detective Chinatown

Strange crimes occur in Thailand as the ranking for the world's best detective sees a shift. In this world, the best detectives are ranked on the famous app 'Crimaster'. New detectives come into the picture to tackle three difficult cases. The series is separated into three cases, with the first two telling the story of Lin Mo (Roy Qiu), who applied to be the apprentice of none other than Tang Ren (Wang Baoqiang) who is known as the great detective in the movie franchise the series is based on. Lin Mo is currently ranked 4th on 'Crimaster', showing he has learned well from Tang Ren. The third story follows the adventures of Noda Koji (Chen Zheyuan) who enlists the help of a five-member team of youngsters. A fun, intelligent ride through the Thai capital, that expands the world created by the popular film franchise.

Detective Chinatown is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

 

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