November on SBS on Demand – SBS on Demand highlights for the month of November include Erotic Stories, Alone UK, World on Fire, Better Things, Hidden – Firstborn, Threesome, Das Boot, Fargo, The Brigade and Furia.
Australian Premiere SBS Original Series
From Thursday, 26 October 2023 on SBS On Demand (all eight episodes available)
In eight steamy episodes, Erotic Stories explores sex and intimacy with a star-studded cast like you’ve never seen them before.
This intriguing anthology stars a formidable cast of Australian greats, including Golden Globe Best Actress nominee Frances O’Connor (The Importance of Being Earnest, Madam Bovary, The Missing), Mark Coles Smith (Mystery Road: Origin, The Clearing, The Drover’s Wife), Kate Box (Deadloch, Wentworth, Rake), Tim Draxl (In Our Blood, A Place to Call Home, The Newsreader) Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Rake, The Secrets She Keeps), Alex FitzAlan (The Twelve, The Wilds and upcoming series Prosper), Rärriwuy Hick (True Colours, Wentworth, Redfern Now), and Catherine McClements (Total Control, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Pieces of Her).
Wednesday, 1 November 2023 on SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)
In the ultimate test of survival, eleven ordinary people are dropped, completely alone, in the remote wilderness of north-west Canada to take part in one of the most extreme competitions on television. Filming their experience unaided, each person must fend for themselves and survive for as long as possible, equipped with only a handful of basic tools. The rules are simple but uncompromising: the last person standing wins £100,000.
This six-part series is the first UK version of the international survival hit, Alone.
British war drama
World On Fire
S 2 Australian Premiere
Thursday, 2 November 2023 SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)
1941 – RAF pilots are sent to destroy German bombers prowling the skies above Manchester, with rescue operations underway on the streets below. The true reality of war has arrived in Britain.
Telling the story of World War Two through the eyes of ordinary people, and following intrepid young heroes fighting for freedom, World on Fire season two will take viewers from the war-torn streets of Britain deep into Nazi Germany, the resistance within occupied France, and the brutal sands of the North African desert – where troops struggle to adapt to a very different kind of combat.
Thursday, 2 November 2023 on SBS On Demand (all four seasons available)
Better Things centres on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mum, dad, referee and the cops.
Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil, an English expatriate, who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also – just maybe – squeeze in some private time once in a while.
Swedish fantasy thriller
Hidden – Firstborn
Thursday, 2 November 2023 on SBS On Demand (all eight episodes available)
At a construction site, 26-year-old loner Jonas falls and crushes his skull. He’s raced to the hospital but declared dead – then he wakes up, fully healed. Confused and disoriented, Jonas dismisses it as a lucky break, until he discovers he’s developed inhuman strength.
As a slew of similar cases and murders emerge across the city, Jonas finds himself drawn to a mysterious organisation of others like him – and their dark secrets.
S 2 Australian Premiere
Thursday, 9 November 2023 on SBS on Demand (all seven episodes available)
After Siri’s infidelity is revealed, David’s world comes crashing down. He’s forced to reassess their marriage, his friendships, and the disaster that is his love life. As the couple’s jealousy, regret and desire continues to build, they struggle to grasp what the events of one rainy evening mean for their future together.
German war drama
S 4 Australian Premiere
Thursday, 16 November 2023 on SBS on Demand (all six episodes available)
In the Mediterranean, Germany’s U-Boats face impossible odds, while in Berlin a dangerous conspiracy unfolds within the German Navy Command.
Siblings Hannie Hoffmann (Rosalie Thomass) and Klaus Hoffmann (Rick Okon) are poles apart — until a shared tragedy brings them closer together. But each is soon thrown their own battle to fight. Klaus must travel to Naples to embark as U-Boat Commander again, this time on a mission to alter the course of the war. Meanwhile, Hannie finds new purpose in uncovering a group of uniformed criminals who have embraced the Reich’s darkest tendencies.
American black-comedy crime drama
S 5 Australian Premiere
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 on SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)
The latest installment of Fargo is set in Minnesota and North Dakota, 2019. After an unexpected series of events lands “Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lyon” (Juno Temple) in hot water with the authorities, this seemingly typical Midwestern housewife is suddenly plunged back into a life she thought she had left behind.
The new season features an all-star ensemble cast including Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Rysdahl, Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris, Richa Moorjani, Sam Spruell, and Dave Foley.
French crime thriller
Thursday, 30 November 2023 on SBS On Demand (all eight episodes available)
Former Special Forces soldier Saïd is the new leader of the B.R.I., an elite unit of young and fiery police officers who fight organised crime and terrorism. He’s taking over the role from Patrick, an old-fashioned cop who learned everything he knows by spending too long in the company of criminals. As the B.R.I. gets caught up in a gang war that could set Paris on fire, Saïd struggles to maintain his moral values while finding his way as the unit’s new leader.
Will he, like Patrick before him, be forced to turn to crime in order to fight it?
Norwegian crime thriller
S 2 Australian Premiere
Thursday, 30 November 2023 on SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)
It’s been two years since Ellen and Asgeir stopped a terror attack in Berlin. Ellen is back home caring for her elderly father, while Asgeir and his daughter live in Lofoten, in hiding from the relentless and lethal Ziminov. But when a brutal murder leads Ellen and Asgeir to Hungary, they discover that this is just a part of something much bigger; a plot to tear down the European democracy.
With the lives of their loved ones hanging in the balance, Ellen and Asgeir must team up with an unlikely partner to find and stop those who wish to see Europe burn.
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