SBS On Demand has something for everyone next month, with a slate of premium programming set to premiere on the platform.
Whether you’re a Nordic Noir fan, favour female-driven comedies or have always enjoyed SBS’s more risqué programming, Bloodlands, Atlantic Crossing, and season three of Shrill will keep you streaming in May.
Wednesday, 26 May will see the Australian premiere of Northern Ireland crime drama, Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt. Season one of Norwegian period drama, Atlantic Crossing drops on the platform on 6 May, while the third and final season of Shrill will be fast-tracked weekly from 7 May.
Bloodlands is a gripping, four-part thriller set in Northern Ireland. When an expensive car is pulled from the sea, veteran Northern Ireland police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt – The Missing, Cold Feet) instantly sees the connection to an infamous cold case that holds enormous personal significance for him – a notorious and long-buried series of mysterious disappearances. Bloodlands follows Tom Brannick’s obsessive campaign to identify and unmask the semi-mythical figure behind these events. It’s a case that comes from Tom’s dark past.
Atlantic Crossing is based on the true story of Norwegian Crown Princess Martha, who fought to save her country. The eight-part series offers a unique and never-before-seen perspective on the tragic events of World War II and stars two-time Emmy® nominee Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Sofia Helin (The Bridge). When the Nazis invade her country, the Norwegian Crown Princess Martha makes a narrow escape and seeks refuge in the United States. Soon, she develops a close relationship with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which turns into deep affection. Martha tries hard to convince him to help save her country and Europe from the Nazis. But Roosevelt does not want to alienate his voters, who are strongly opposed to being drawn into the war. Martha realizes she must step out of her overprotected way of life and influence the public.
Fast-tracked from the US, Shrill is from executive producers Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live, Wayne’s World) and Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) and based on the memoir from Lindy West. The third and final season finds Annie (Aidy Bryant) energised by her breakup with dud boyfriend Ryan (Luka Jones) and her newfound momentum at work. Annie feels like everything is finally falling into place for her, but does she actually know how to get what she wants? Also returning for the season final are cast regulars Lolly Adefope, Ian Owens and John Cameron Mitchell.
The three new series join a range of premium dramas and comedies coming to SBS On Demand in May, including romantic comedy Foodie Love (13 May), Brazilian comedy Hard (20 May), Italian medical drama Doc (20 May), Spanish crime thriller Antidisturbios (20 May), post apocalyptic comedy Creamerie (25 May), crime drama Hunt For A Killer (27 May), season two of Russian thriller An Ordinary Woman (20 May), seasons one-five of Swedish crime drama Sandhamn Murders (27 May), French drama Malaterra (27 May), plus weekly episodes of SBS’s revelatory documentary series, See What You Made Me Do (5 May). SBS fans will also be treated to the spectacle that is Eurovision 2021 from May 19-23.
Additionally, ahead of the launch of See What You Made Me Do?, investigative journalist and series host, Jess Hill, will curate a collection of her favourite films on SBS On Demand. Full collection available 5 May.
Also, Eurovision Song Contest co-hosts Myf Warhurst & Joel Creasey have also put together a playlist of their favourite movies & TV binge-watches to celebrate this year’s live event. ‘Myf & Joel Guest Curate’ collection streaming from 14 May.