Airdate: Shadowplay

Taylor Kitsch & Michael C. Hall star in drama set in the direct aftermath of World War II, on SBS.

New international drama Shadowplay comes to SBS next month.

The series stars Taylor Kitsch, Nina Hoss and Michael C. Hall, set in the direct aftermath of World War II, seen from the perspective of 1946’s Berlin.

The eight-part drama from the creators of Midnight Sun and The Bridge launches with a double episode on SBS and SBS on Demand.

Created by Måns Mårlind (Midnight Sun, The Bridge) and co-directed with Björn Stein (Midnight Sun, The Bridge), Shadowplay is the wild west of purgatory. American cop Max McLaughlin (Taylor Kitsch, Friday Night Lights) arrives in Berlin in the summer of 1946 to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war. Max’s goal is to take down “Englemacher” Gladow, the Capone of this divided and broken city. Secretly, Max undertakes a personal crusade to find his missing brother (Logan Marshall-Green, Madame Bovary, The O.C), who is killing ex-Nazis in hiding. Unbeknownst to Max, he is being used as a pawn in what will become the Cold War. Shadowplay also stars Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under), Nina Hoss (My Little Sister, Homeland) and Tuppence Middleton (Mank, Sense8).

In an SBS On Demand exclusive, Shadowplay director Måns Mårlind will be curating a collection of TV series for Australians to experience on the platform. The collection will showcase a wide variety of European dramas personally recommended by Måns, from ZeroZeroZero and Gomorrah to We Are Who We Are. The complete curation, Måns Mårlind Guest Curates, will be available to view from Thursday 4 March.

Shadowplay will be subtitled in Simplified Chinese and Arabic and will be added to the subtitled collection on SBS On Demand. Each subtitled episode will drop at the same time as broadcast.

8:30pm Thursday 4 March on SBS.

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