Allison Tolman, Lana Parrilla and Nick Frost lead the second season of 'Why Women Kill', dropping at SBS On Demand on 15 January.
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SBS Guide

8 Dec 2021 - 9:31 AM  UPDATED 17 Jan 2022 - 4:37 PM

Celebrate the new year with the entire second season of dark comedy series Why Women Kill, arriving on the platform Saturday 15 January.

From creator Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), the 10-episode second season features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949. Why Women Kill season two explores 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, in order to finally belong.

The second season stars Allison Tolman (Fargo), Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time), Nick Frost (The Nevers), B.K. Cannon (Switched at Birth), Jordane Christie (The Haunting of Hill House), Matthew Daddario (Shadowhunters) and Veronica Falcón (Queen of the South).

If you haven't discovered the whip-smart drama of Why Women Kill already, now is the time. The first season of Why Women Kill starring Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste is available to stream free on SBS On Demand.

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Also available next month is the Australian premiere of New Zealand comedy series Sextortion, dropping on SBS On Demand on Thursday 6 January. Starring Thomas Sainsbury, Natalie Medlock, Stephen Tamarapa and Cohen Holloway, Sextortion follows conservative Christian politician Darren Bellows (Thomas Sainsbury, Wellington Paranormal) after incriminating footage of him engaging in an S&M session with a dominatrix leaks just months out from the 2020 election. For fans of Wellington Paranormal and Creamerie.

Season one of German crime drama Dark Woods will arrive at SBS On Demand on Thursday 20 January, alongside the latest season of cult favourite Canadian comedy Letterkenny. Based on a true story and following dual storylines, Dark Woods follows Hamburg police officer Thomas Betghe as he investigates the disappearance of his sister Barbara. Little does he know that the search will take more than 30 years and will reveal a series of horrific murders. Popular comedy series Letterkenny returns for its seventh season, following siblings Wayne and Katy as they run a small farm and produce stand with help from Wayne’s friends Daryl and Squirrely Dan. The Sydney Morning Heraldpraises Letterkenny for being “very, very funny, even if you don’t always know why.”

Seasons one and two of drama series Sorry For Your Loss will drop on the platform on Thursday 27 January. Starring Emmy-nominee Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision) and Kelly Marie Tran (The Rise of Skywalker), Sorry For Your Loss follows a young widow who struggles to put her life back together in the wake of her husband’s unexpected death. As her grief upends and transforms every one of her relationships, it also forces her to realise there was a lot about her husband that she didn’t know. The series has been praised by The Atlantic as “so fully formed, so funny and candid and wrenching right from the start, that you almost question the emotional propriety of it all.”

Joining these titles on SBS On Demand next month is season one of Alone Denmark (1 January), season one of South African drama series 4 Mure (24 January,) season one of Swiss thriller Crisis Unit (13 January), season one of Spanish comedy Nasdrovia (13 January), and season two of Danish crime series Face to Face (13 January).

The full 10-part season 2 of Why Women Kill is streaming now at SBS On Demand. Double episodes of the new series will also air on SBS VICELAND on Saturday nights from 15 January. Start with season 2's first episode:

You can also catch up with the first season starring Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste, now streaming at SBS On Demand:

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