SBS is turning to politics in September with international drama and documentaries on SBS and SBS on Demand.
Leading the suite is Hulu’s critically acclaimed docuseries Hillary plus the long-awaited return of The Good Fight, to conclude in sync with the US presidential election.
SBS / SBS on Demand
Wednesday 16 September at 8.30pm.
Hillary reveals an intimate portrait of a public woman, exploring how Hillary Clinton has become one of the most admired and vilified women in the world. The series masterfully interweaves revealing moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters in her life. The series features rare and personal interviews with Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, friends, journalists, colleagues and Hillary Rodham Clinton herself.
Directed by Nannette Burstein and praised by The New York Times as being “revealing and insightful”, Hillary made headlines around the world when it premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for a 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction series, Hillary gives an insightful and prevailing portrayal of Hillary Clinton’s life and legacy.
The Good Fight S4
9.30pm on Wednesday 23 September.
The first episode kicks off in an alternate reality where Hillary Clinton has been elected president. The new season sees Reddick (Louis Gossett Jr.), Boseman (Delroy Lindo) and Lockhart (Christine Baranski) navigating a very different landscape after losing their biggest client, consequently forcing them to accept an offer to be a small subsidiary under a huge multinational law firm. This season will feature the exciting addition of Hugh Dancy (Hannibal, Homeland) and the return of The Good Wife veterans Michael J. Fox and Zach Grenier.
This seven-episode season of The Good Fight explores the American political climate, entwining storylines inspired by real societal issues such as censorship, fake news and terrorism. The timely series will air on SBS and SBS On Demand in the lead up to the 2020 United States Presidential Election, with the final episode airing on Wednesday 4 November.
SBS On Demand:
Thursday 10 September.
Six-part political thriller Savages follows an assassination attempt on the President of France.
Witch Hunt (Norway)
Thursday 10 September.
Witch Hunt is based on the true story of a woman’s whistleblowing incident against a prestigious law firm.
The Pier S2 (Spain)
Thursday 17 September
The Head (UK, Denmark, Sweden)
International crime drama
Tuesday 25 September.
These new series joined other premium shows coming to SBS On Demand in September, including season one-three of Swedish crime drama Wallander (1 September), seasons one-four of US thriller 12 Monkeys (3 September), season one-two of hit thriller series Shut Eye (3 September), season one-two of the Canadian sci-fi series Killjoys (17 September) and the new Finnish thriller Invisible Heroes(30 September).
Additionally, in September, SBS On Demand will curate a collection of content for audiences wanting to learn more as we approach the United States Presidential Election in November. The collection titled Politics and Power will feature documentaries such as The Clinton Affair, Watergate, George W Bush, Trump’s First Year, The Impeachment Show, America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump and more.