New Girl to land on SBS On Demand October 1

All seven seasons of Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl will be coming to SBS’ On Demand streaming platform as of October, giving Australian audiences the ability to stream the entire program for the first time, along with new additions Harlots, The Name of the Rose, Medici: The Magnificent, Letterkenny, Wisting and Pros and Cons.

The announcement:

Harlots, Roses and New Girls – Seven shows dropping this October on SBS On Demand

SBS On Demand will premiere seven series to the platform next month – New Girl, Harlots, The Name of the Rose, Medici: The Magnificent, Letterkenny, Wisting and Pros and Cons. There’ll be something for every viewer, from historical dramas to quirky comedies to in language thrillers.

All seven seasons of Zooey Deschanel’s celebrated comedy New Girl will drop on Tuesday, 1 October. After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Together with Jess’ best friend, Cece, they form an unlikely, and dysfunctional, family. Also starring Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Damon Wayans Jr.

European drama series The Name of the Rose will premiere on Thursday, 3 October. Based on Umberto Eco’s 1980 novel, which has sold more than 50 million copies to date, The Name of the Rose is set in Italy in 1327 and follows the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his novice Adso von Melk as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps. There they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders. The story takes place over a single week: seven days and seven nights filled with killings, ghosts, blood, and profound mysteries. Starring John Turturro (The Night of Barton Fink, Quiz Show) and Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Happy Prince). English language.

Set against the cosmopolitan backdrop of 18th century London, season three of British drama Harlots will drop on Friday, 11 October. In the new season, two new pimps – Isaac and Hal Pincher – arrive in town. While Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) fights back at the imposition of the Pinchers on London’s bawdy houses, Lucy tries to branch out on her own by joining forces with Elizabeth Harvey (Angela Griffin) and her son. Also starring Ellie Heydon, Lesley Manville, Kate Fleetwood, Eloise Smyth, Liv Tyler, and series newcomers Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) and Ash Hunter (The Secret Agent)

Canadian comedy series Letterkenny premieres on Tuesday, 15 October. The series began as a YouTube web series that experienced breakout success in Canada and the US, with Rolling Stone magazine calling it “marvellously goofy…strange, simple, delightful”. The series follows the residents of Letterkenny, Ontario, who belong to one of three groups: Hicks (farmers), Skids (drug users), and Hockey Players. The three groups are constantly feuding with each other over seemingly trivial matters; often ending with someone getting their ass kicked.

Season one of Norwegian/American crime drama Wisting will land on Thursday, 17 October. This series follows homicide detective William Wisting as he wrestles with the most challenging and shocking case of his career: a wanted American serial killer living among them. Meanwhile, Line – Wisting’s intrepid journalist daughter – is chasing headlines, leading her straight into the path of the serial killer.

The entire second season of Italian drama Medici will drop on Thursday, 24 October. In Florence, 1469, an attempt on Piero de Medici’s life forces his son Lorenzo (Daniel Sharman, Teen Wolf) to assume leadership of the family-run bank. Once in power, young Lorenzo resolves to do things differently. Lorenzo’s dream of a peaceful Florence is challenged by his greatest rival, Jacopo De’ Pazzi (Sean Bean) and the plotting Pope Sixtus, bringing Florence to one of the bloodiest moments in its history – The Pazzi Conspiracy. English language.

Lastly, season one of the Danish heist drama Pros and Cons will drop on Thursday, 31 October. Erik and Nina, a couple leading a quiet family life in the Copenhagen suburbs, are trying to hide their dramatic past as Denmark’s most notorious con artists. But it’s only a matter of time before their past catches up with them, and Erik and Nina once again have to balance parent-teacher meetings, lunch boxes and mortgage payments with pulling off the biggest swindle of all.

These new series join other premium shows coming to SBS On Demand, including The X-Files seasons one – five (Thursday, 24 October), Public Enemy season two (Thursday, 3 October) and Struggle Street season three (Wednesday, 9 October).

Source: SBS media release


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.