Starring Stanley Tucci as a devious treasure hunter, drama series La Fortuna arrives Thursday 9 December, exclusive to SBS On Demand
Countdown to the end of 2021 with SBS On Demand. From crime, comedy and thrillers to Korean sci-fi dramas, SBS On Demand continues to bring Australian audiences a selection of distinct dramas from all over the world this December. With over 12,000 hours of content from across the globe, SBS On Demand has now reached 10milllion subscribers across Australia.
Starring Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, The Lovely Bones), Clarke Peters (The Wire), T’Nia Miller (The Haunting of Bly Manor), Álvaro Mel (A Different View) and from Oscar®-winning director Alejandro Amenábar (The Sea Inside, The Others), the 6-episode first season of English-Spanish drama La Fortunadrops exclusively on SBS On Demand on Thursday 9 December.
Alex Ventura (Álvaro Mel) never imagined his first day on the job at the Ministry of Culture would change his life forever. In the depths of the ocean off the Southern Spanish coast, Captain Frank Wild (Stanley Tucci) and his team of buccaneers have discovered the largest underwater treasure ever. Proving that the “La Fortuna” and its booty actually sank in Spanish waters is hard enough, let alone taking it back from Wild and his modern-day freebooters. Inspired by true events, La Fortuna is an English-Spanish adaptation of the graphic novel El tesoro del Cisne Negro by Paco Roca and Guillermo Corral.
Also available next month is the fifth and final season of critically acclaimed Italian crime drama Gomorrah, dropping on SBS On Demand on Thursday 2 December. Based on the book by Roberto Saviano, this concluding season sees Naples in a pile of bricks after the clash between the Levantes and Patrizia. It forces Genny to give up his dream of normality and return to action, but with the police hot on Genny’s heels, his only ally is O’Maestrale, the mysterious crime boss of Ponticelli. War is imminent, and his enemies are fierce. But Genny is about to make a sensational discovery: Ciro Di Marzio is alive, in Latvia. And for Genny nothing will ever be the same again.
Joining La Fortunaon SBS On Demand on Thursday 9 December is season one of German thriller Echos. Max, Nellie and Janosch are vapid, privileged twenty-somethings who don’t like to think about much else but partying. When they hear of an illegal rave at a secret location, they are excited to go. Their destination: the catacombs, a system of tunnels underneath the central station, below the picturesque city of Munich, undisturbed by the authorities. But something goes horribly wrong when a fire breaks out. Dozens are injured in the ensuing panic, some go missing. The next day, a body is found on the banks of the river…
Crime series Vienna Bloodreturns for its second season on Thursday 16 December. Set in 1900s Vienna and starring Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), follows brilliant young doctor Max Liebermann, student of famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. In the first season, Max encountered a detective inspector struggling with a strange case and agreed to help him investigate a series of unusual and disturbing murders. Max’s extraordinary skills of perception and psychology and Oskar’s forceful tenacity led them to solve some of Vienna’s most mysterious and deadly cases. From acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson (Deep State, Jericho, Sherlock) and based on the best-selling novels by Frank Tallis, The Guardianlabelled it “enjoyably absurd”.
Season one of Korean sci-fi series SF8drops on SBS On Demand on Thursday 23 December. Revolving around people who dream of a perfect society, SF8 is an anthology series with eight standalone episodes. One episode explores romance amidst an impending apocalypse, while another explores AI companionship. Another episode follows a group of people in pursuit of a fortune telling service that predicts the future. Themes include artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, robots, games, fantasy, horror and superpowers.
The full first season of Spanish supernatural thriller series Paraisowill arrive at SBS On Demand on Boxing Day. Set in 1992, three girls disappear without a trace in a small peaceful town in Spain. Javi, brother to one of the missing girls, decides to look for them at the now-abandoned night club where they went missing: Paraiso.
Joining these titles on SBS On Demand next month is season one of Alone Sweden (1 December), season one of Canadian police procedural drama Sketch Artist(16 December,) seasons one and two of Spanish comedy Perfect Life(3 December), season one of Norwegian crime Catch and Release (23 December), four-part Australian true crime series Framed (26 December), and season one of French crime The Promise(30 December).
To celebrate the end of the year and some of our most popular local and international content, SBS On Demand has published three ‘Best Of’ collections: Best of 2021 (Movies), Best of 2021 (Drama)and Best of 2021 (Documentaries). Collections are available on the platform from today until the end of the year, and titles include See What You Made Me Do, Atlantic Crossing, The Killing, Molly’s Game, Girl With a Pearl Earring and Couples Therapy. Browse the collections HERE.
Additionally, on Friday 17 December, SBS On Demand will launch the Viva l’Italia collection, a compilation of Italian television and film available on the platform. From Gomorrah and My Big Gay Italian Wedding, the collection will launch with over 20 titles.