Update: SS-GB

A new airdate for Free to Air premiere of acclaimed UK drama on SBS.

Acclaimed UK drama SS-GB was due to begin last week at SBS on Demand but has moved to April 18 on both SBS and SBS on Demand.

The 5 part thriller is based on the premise that the Germans won the Battle of Britain. The cast includes Sam Riley, Kate Bosworth, and Australian actress Maeve Dermody. It screened on Pay TV in May 2017.

A British homicide detective investigates a murder in German-occupied England in a parallel universe where the Nazis won World War II. BAFTA nominee Sam Riley plays Detective Douglas Archer, caught between his brutal new SS bosses and a ruthless British resistance movement as he investigates what looks like a black market-related murder. Starring alongside him, famed actress Kate Bosworth plays American journalist Barbara Barga, who becomes inextricably linked with the murder case that Archer is investigating. Adapted from Len Deighton’s intriguing, alternate history novel of the same name by BAFTA Award winners Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall, and Casino Royale).

10:35pm Thursday, 18 April on SBS. Each episode will be available on SBS On Demand following broadcast.

4 Responses

  1. As someone who enjoys reading recent history, which included some of Len Deighton’s non fiction WW2 history books, I found it interesting that the BBC’s SS-GB was made like a 70’s style pulp fiction crime story with geopolitics used as a backdrop, understandably making anything about WW2 is not that easy to do, particularly in Europe,so kudos to the BBC for having a go. SS-GB ended looking like it needed a sequel but as Len Deighton didn’t write one it’s not going to happen.

    1. It’s hardly a problem to find films and TV about WW2 from Britain and other European countries-the only major country that doesn’t do much about it is Spain where the focus is more on their civil war 1936-39. As it’s period recreation on a generally large scale, it’s a lot less common than contemporary settings for everybody.in general..

  2. A late slot-obviously SBS doesn’t think it has much of an audience-there have been a number of films and TV shows on the alternative history used in this one, but it’s unheard of to have 2 being made at the same time (the other being ‘The Man Ii The High Castle).

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