SBS on Demand: Medici: The Magnificent, We Got This, Cry Wolf.

A European period drama, a Swedish crime comedy, a Danish thriller drama screen from Thursday.

A bunch of new titles drop tomorrow at SBS on Demand.

They include a European period drama, a Swedish crime comedy, a Danish thriller drama.

World On Fire also screens at both SBS and SBS on Demand tomorrow.

Medici: The Magnificent Part II (Season Three)
All eight episodes available to stream. In English and Italian with English subtitles.
Medici’s third instalment resumes after the Pazzi Conspiracy, the event that wrought havoc within the Medici family. Giuliano de’ Medici (Bradley James) has been brutally murdered, and Lorenzo (Stuart Martin) is seeking revenge against Riario and Pope Sisto IV, who is still doing his best to destroy the Medici. To make things harder, Lorenzo also has to face the growing discontent of Florence’s citizens, who find their inspiration in the religious leader Girolamo Savonarola. This preaching friar is a real character from history who took power in Florence in 1494, proclaiming a ‘popular’ republic that was in opposition to the tyrannies of the rich.

We Got This
All six episodes available to stream. In English and Swedish with English subtitles.
Grieving from the recent death of his father, the sudden collapse of his career and the arrival of an unsurmountable tax bill, George English (Schiaffino Musarra) is an American living in Sweden. Racked with debt, he stumbles onto an unlikely solution; a 50 million Swedish Crown reward for solving the 30-year-old murder of the former prime minister Olof Palme. Naturally, he begins to imagine that cracking the Palme case could be the answer to all of his problems. Together with his closest friend, a not so intrepid journalist (Alexander Karim, The Lawyer, Thin Ice) who wants nothing to do with the case, a whacky conspiracy theorist and a former police officer, they follow the case into a web of conspiracy. Keeping his wife and daughter in the dark whilst following the cover up and the inconsistencies in the original investigation, George quickly realises that every step he takes towards the truth, the more dangerous his operation becomes. After a major discovery, George finds himself on a head on collision course with history, as their investigation goes from a laughing stock to a very real and closely watched operation by the media, politicians, titans of industry and organisations that stretch far beyond the Swedish borders that, for a variety of reasons, would rather this case remain forever unsolved. We Got This is based on the real-life murder and investigation of Olof Palme – a case that remained unsolved until this year and for which there was a 50 million Swedish Crown public reward.

Cry Wolf
All eight episodes available to stream. In Danish with English subtitles.
14-year-old Holly’s (Flora Ofelia Hofman Lindahl) family is torn apart by her school essay detailing violence in the home. Dedicated social worker Lars (Bjarne Henriksen) is assigned to the case. Convinced by Holly’s story, he places Holly and her seven-year-old brother, Theo, in foster care. However, when central family members including Holly’s stepfather claim that the essay is nothing more than teenage rebellion, Lars’s sense of certainty begins to fray at the edges. Holly’s parents launch a full-scale legal attack against Lars and their own daughter. Meanwhile, video footage of Lars performing a heavy-handed social services operation is shared on social media, turning private misery into public outrage. In a sudden role reversal, Lars quickly finds himself on the receiving end of negative publicity. Scrambling to rebuild his case before the final court ruling, several central questions remain. Are children always to be trusted? How much emotional turmoil can one family take? And who is really telling the truth?

2 Responses

  1. I always like to give a thumbs up to the SBS, their refresh rate of new streamed shows is commendable, whats more they’re even very watchable.
    Perhaps Foxtel should take a few programming notes from the SBS, I don’t expect much from the ABC with their streaming department, I’m not sure they even care.

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