SBS on Demand: Sanctuary

2019 Swedish thriller will screen at SBS on Demand.

This is a 9 part series.

Hel (Josefin Asplund) receives an invitation to visit her estranged twin Siri at an exclusive residential sanatorium set against the idyllic setting of the Italian Alps. Tension soon rises when Hel refuses Siri’s plea for help in taking care of some business by swapping places with her for a few days.

Much to her horror, Hel wakes up the next day to find Siri gone. She soon realises that Siri isn’t coming back, and that the clinic is far from a place of recovery. Hel is now trapped in a waking nightmare in which no one is who they seem to be and everyone believes that she is Siri.
Surrounded by the most predatory and manipulative people imaginable, escape is now only the second order of business, the first is simple – survival.

Thursday, 27 August on SBS On Demand. New episodes continue nightly.



  1. No worries David. It just seemed strange that SBS was going to air the Canadian series, although they are airing the original Stargate series so who knows.

    • Plenty of Canuck stuff on SBS over the years-‘Lost Girl’, ‘Corner Gas’, ‘Orphan Black’ etc etc-wouldn’t call ‘Stargate’ Canadian though-it’s shot there but is a US production, as many other shows are because it’s cheaper than south of the border!

  2. Hi David I was wondering why I didn’t recognise the episode synopses. It’s from a Swedish series also called Sanctuary. So is SBS showing the Swedish or Canadian series?

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