Australia may have The Night Of, Mr. Robot, Stranger Things and UnREAL, but there are plenty of acclaimed dramas yet to premiere on any platform.
They include titles such as Preacher from the US, This is England 90 from the UK, Rebellion from Ireland, Soldat Blanc from France and Tannbach from Germany.
There are several Amazon Studio titles such as The Man in the High Castle and Hand of God amid industry chatter that it may set up in Australia.
This list includes new shows that have premiered internationally but with no confirmed broadcaster for Australia. Those yet to debut overseas (ie. Westworld, The Get Down, Lethal Weapon) or with a confirmed broadcaster (ie. Shades of Blue, Black-ish, Code Black etc.) have not been included.
NB: Clips may contain adult language and themes.
The Man in the High Castle
A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war.
Stars: Luke Kleintank, Arnold Chun, Alexa Davalos
The A Word
The Hughes family work and love and fight like every other family. Then, their youngest son is diagnosed with autism and they don’t feel like every other family anymore.
Stars: Morven Christie, Lee Ingleby, Greg McHugh
After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire to find God.
Stars: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga
The series centres on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Based on the Australian film.
Stars: Molly Gordon, Daniella Alonso, Ellen Barkin
This is England 90
The year is 1990, the rave scene has just entered England. The sound of the Stone roses lurks toward Shaun and the gang. This means that Woody and Lol are living in a domestic bliss, they are happy again. But this year will see huge changes in everyone. This is the year 1990. This is England.
Stars: Lyra Mae Thomas, Billy Braithwait, Chanel Cresswell
A man who converts to a controversial following suffers from a crisis of faith.
Stars: Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Kyle Allen
Contemporary husband and father takes his family on a road trip.
Stars: Jason Jones, Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich
Hand of God
A morally-corrupt judge suffers a breakdown and believes God is compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice.
Stars: Garret Dillahunt, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Julian Acosta
Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands
Set in Scandinavia. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall in Heorot has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel.
Murder in Successville
Each week D.I. Sleet is partnered by a celebrity guest as they investigate a murder in the titular town, which is in turn seemingly peopled entirely by ‘celebrities’.
Stars: Tom Davis, Liam Hourican, Luke Kempner
The life of William Shakespeare before he became famous.
Stars: David Mitchell, Gemma Whelan, Rob Rouse
Dark comedy about the eccentric members of the Flowers family. Maurice and Deborah are barely together but yet to divorce. They live with Maurice’s batty mother and their maladjusted twin children.
Stars: Olivia Colman, Julian Barratt, Will Sharpe
Feed the Beast
Two friends open up a restaurant together.
Stars: David Schwimmer, Jim Sturgess, Evan Leone
Cathy is attempting to move on with her life after the death of her husband. Through a year of new beginnings she rebuilds her life surrounded by her sometimes problematic family and friends.
Stars: Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Lisa McGrillis
In the early 1980s the lives of four ordinary women, their husbands, mothers, families and community are turned around when they become Ann Summers party plan saleswomen.
Stars: Sophie Rundle, Angela Griffin, Sharon Rooney
Comedy soap opera re-imagining the lives of the British Royal Family as you have never seen them before.
Stars: Matthew Cottle, Celeste Dring, Louise Ford
Nearly 40 years ago aliens crash-landed in the UK. They look like us, but are forced to live in a ghetto. Border control officer Lewis falls in love with one.
Stars: Michael Socha, Jim Howick, Michaela Coel
Soldat Blanc (White Soldier)
A muggy Saigon, late 1945. Stationed at a military camp in French Indochina, two young men–Robert and André–become close friends as they share the boredom and excitement of waiting for their first mission. But when they discover that instead of freeing Indochina from foreign aggressors, they will be fighting natives struggling for independence, their friendship is jeopardised.
Stars: Abraham Belaga, Emile Berling, Mike N’Guyen
A story of one village in Germany at the end of WW2.
Stars: Heiner Lauterbach, Natalia Wörner, Senta Auth
Naked Among Wolves
Taking place at the Concentration camp Buchenwald at the end of March 1945, prisoner Hans Pippig discovers in a carrying case of an incoming prisoner a Jewish child. If reported the three-year-old is sure to die. On the other hand, a violation of the rules of the camp would threaten the long prepared uprising of the concentration camp prisoners against the SS.
Stars: Florian Stetter, Peter Schneider, Sylvester Groth
The disappearance of a decorated FBI agent’s wife leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists – shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world. Filmed in Melbourne.
Stars: Nathan Phillips, Britne Oldford, Mark Coles Smith
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