SBS On Demand


The Runaway

  • Premiere date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022
  • Country of origin: France
  • Language: French

And to round off the June highlights is French contemporary drama The Runaway, dropping in full on Thursday 30 June.

16-year-old Lea lives in a nice, suburban home East of Paris with her parents and younger siblings. She’s a self-assured teen who does well in school and loves to dance. But when her overly strict parents try to curb her social life, Lea runs away from home. She winds up in the wrong place at the wrong time, getting tangled up with a shady rap duo.

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SBS has bought the AVOD rights to Estonian drama Traitor. The show is inspired by recent spy scandals in Estonia and begins in 2004, just before Estonia joined NATO and became a top target for Russian intelligence.


  • Sat, 30 Jul 2022

A daughter wants to save her father; a husband, his wife; a former lover, his childhood love. They are about to participate in a revolutionary kidney transplant program. They are not compatible with their direct relatives but are compatible with each other’s. Between them, they form a chain. But with the operation imminent, complicated family relationships, past conflicts and hidden resentments resurface. Will they have the strength and courage to risk their lives to save strangers?

^ the series mentioned above is The Six, from Poland.


SBS has also bought 6-part Polish medical drama The Six from Hong Kong distributor Harbour Rights.

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Lost Luggage

  • Thu, 07 Jul 2022

Ten days following a terrorist attack on the airport, Samira Laroussa , a strong hearted, half Moroccan police officer, is tasked with returning all baggage and personal belongings that were left behind in the departure hall that day. Every new encounter with a victim or relative will unbalance the seemingly strong Samira who is far from ready to deal with the pains of her own troubled past. Even so, she perseveres in helping everyone. In her blind determination, however, Samira forgets one thing: herself. LOST LUGGAGE is a bittersweet story about finding solidarity, love and hope, even in the most difficult times.

Too Close

  • Wed, 27 Jul 2022
  • Number of Episodes: 3

Three part drama based on the novel of the same title under the pseudonym Natalie Daniels. The miniseries is the powerful story of how two women become dangerously close when fate forces them together. Dedicated forensic psychiatrist, Dr Emma Robinson is not easily shocked. Then she’s sent to assess Connie who is facing trial for a terrible crime. Can Emma find out what happened on the night of the crime? Or what happened to turn Connie into a monster? As Emma tries to make sense of it all, Connie starts to show a searing insight into Emma’s deepest insecurities and begins to brutally exploit them. Their sessions become a complex psychological game with confusing and emotional undercurrents. As Emma tries to uncover the truth and learn what triggered Connie’s despicable behaviour, it seems that her attempts to see justice done may destroy her instead.

Season 3 of My Brilliant Friend will premiere on SBS on Demand on August 11, with the full season available from midnight AEST. Foxtel has previously shown the first two seasons.

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SBS has bought 8-part Icelandic thriller Blackport.



Thursday 22 September Swedish

This adaptation of the Jonas Bonnier novel Knutby: The Day of the Lord, centres on the notorious real life Swedish cult murder in Knutby that shook the nation in 2004.

In the summer of 1999, soul searching Anna moves to Knutby , a small village not far from Stockholm, Sweden, to start her new life in the tight knit Pentecostal community. There is something extraordinary about Knutby , the leadership within the congregation “knows” that the Second Coming of Christ will occur in their little village. And when Christ returns, he will take his bride. Slowly, the idyllic façade that surrounds the Congregation begins to disintegrate, revealing a sex cult and sinister web of intrigue, in which a deeply rooted and dangerous devotion to faith drives Anna to kill in the name of the Lord.


Thursday 22 September Spanish

The series tells the story of María, a Madrid girl in her thirties without much to offer to the world.

Hooked to drugs and to unwinding through toxic and sexual relationships, she hates her body while using it to achieve ephemeral challenges. Faced with such a sense of emptiness, she tries to turn her life around and sets out to help Puri , a 65 year old woman whose neighbourhood flower shop is about to be closed. After a humiliating encounter with her last partner, an accident will change her life and force her to face some uncomfortable truths.


Thursday 29 September French

A Parisian detective who is battling depression is confronted by her worst fears in this crime drama remake of the hit UK series Marcella (2016).

Six years after quitting the Paris police force and abandoning the hunt for a serial killer, Rebecca is back on the job. And as she investigates a spate of brutal murders that all carry the same signature, she becomes convinced the killer has resurfaced. Obsessed with the case, betrayed by her husband, and hampered by both depression and crippling blackouts, she throws herself into work to avoid falling apart. But Rebecca’s attempts to track down the murderer only bring her demons to the surface. When one of the victims turns out to be her husband’s young mistress, Rebecca struggles to piece together the fragments of her erratic memory. As the evidence piles up, she is faced with the terrifying realisation that she herself may be the culprit. Overwhelmed by emotion and by the unravelling relationship with her children, Rebecca is haunted by a traumatic family event she doesn’t remember. Struggling to discern fact from fiction, she tries to hide her spiralling reality from those around her all while uncovering the truth of the investigation, and her own painful past.



Thursday 6 October, 8eps, Italian (with English subtitles)

Phaim (Phaim Bhuiyan) and Asia (Carlotta Antonelli) are from two distant and apparently incompatible worlds. Phaim is a Muslim boy, rooted in Bengali family traditions, born, and raised in Tor Pignattara. Asia, the daughter of separated parents, is a nonconformist, rebellious and atheist girl. Will their love triumph over all?

Bonnie and Clyde

Monday 17 October, 4 ep, Netherlands

Bonnie & Clyde is a four-part miniseries about two young, rambunctious lovers and their violent quest for freedom. The series is inspired by the rise and fall of Antonio Marcos van der P. and Enise B., renamed Bonnie & Clyde in the press, who captivated the whole of the Netherlands for two weeks in February 2014.

Esra Kaplan has only a few months left in juvenile detention, but decides not to return to juvenile detention after a dramatic leave visit to her Turkish family. Instead, she and her boyfriend Greg Driessen are on the run. For the first time in their lives, Esra and Greg feel free from everything and everyone, but soon the crimes pile up from bad to worse and they come to be known as the “Bonnie and Clyde of the Low Countries”. Will they be able to escape and start over together - or will they eventually be overtaken by their past?

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2022 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Tune into the 2022 UCI Track Cycling World Championships on SBS On Demand this week from Thursday to Sunday, with live coverage of the evening sessions, highlights and catch-up replays from each day of competition.

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North Sea Connection

Monday 17 October
6 ep, Ireland.

The stunning scenery of Ireland’s west coast conceals a dark secret in which Ciara Kenny (Lydia McGuinness) must confront the dramatic consequences of her brother Aidan’s (Kerr Logan) decision to transport drugs at sea from the isolated and traditional rural Irish fishing community in Connemara.

North Sea Connection also stars Dónall Ó Héalai, Claes Ljungmark, and Natalie Simpson.


Thursday 27 October
6 eps, Germany, German with English subtitles

Heavily pregnant Chief Inspector Alex Enders (Aylin Tezel) goes on maternity leave and suddenly disappears. She wakes up a week later, bloodied, her baby gone, and with no memory of the birth.

Alex’s boss, Paul Nowak (Özgür Karadeniz), does everything in his power to find her missing baby, but is ultimately unable to do so. When her colleagues make no headway in investigating the kidnapping, Alex takes over. She gets entangled in a web of suspicions and lies and risks everything to get her child back - her job, her relationship, her own life.