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SBS Upfronts 2022 – SBS and SBS on Demand in 2023

NEW AUSTRALIAN COMMISSIONED DRAMA Safe Home TX: 2023 on SBS and SBS on Demand Number of Episodes: 4 x 1hr Safe Home is a thriller full of twists and turns. It is a story of a young woman – Phoebe – who leaves a successful job to work at a family violence legal centre, but finds her life turned upside down when she gets entwined in a brutal murder. As interconnecting stories unfold, relationships are tested and Phoebe must navigate a path that isn’t always clear, and people and events that aren’t always as they appear. The Bold Type’s Aisha Dee leads an exceptional cast including recent Logie-nominee Mabel Li (New Gold Mountain, The Tailings), Virginia Gay (Judy & Punch, Winners and Losers), Thomas Cocquerel (The Gilded Age, Red Dog) and Antonia Prebble (Westside, Outrageous Fortune). From the award-winning producer behind Offspring, Puberty Blues and RFDS, this is Imogen Banks’ first series under her new production company Kindling Pictures. Directed by 2021 AACTA award-winning director Stevie Cruz-Martin (The Tailings, Pulse) and created by acclaimed playwright Anna Barnes, Safe Home was inspired by Anna’s time working at a family legal centre in Melbourne. The series is written by Anna alongside Michelle Law, Jean Tong and co -produced by Emelyne Palmer. Safe Home is a Kindling Pictures production for SBS with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with SBS and financed with support from VicScreen. Banijay are managing international sales. While the Men Are Away TX: 2023 on SBS and SBS on Demand Number of Episodes: 8 x 30 mins While the Men Are Away is a queer, revisionist historical dramedy set in 1940’s rural Australia. It is a fun, sexy story, full of heart and adventure; a story of a group of misfits finding their power while the men are fighting in WW II. The story centres around two Women’s Land Army recruits who arrive from Sydney to the country and undergo a heady course in race relations, rural politics, spirituality, sex, personal growth – oh, and farming. While the Men Are Away is created by Alexandra Burke (Sissy), Kim Wilson ( Wentworth) and Monica Zanetti (Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)), and written by Wilson, Zanetti, Magda Wozniak (Bad Behaviour), Enoch Mailangi ( All My Friends Are Racist) and Sam Icklow (The Moth). It is produced by Lisa Shaunessy of Arcadia, whose feature Sissy premiered at SXSW Film Festival this year and it is the companies first television series, following years of successful feature films. While the Men Are Away is an Arcadia production for SBS with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with SBS and financed with support from Screen NSW. Red Arrow Studios International are managing international sales. Erotic Stories TX: 2023 on SBS and SBS on Demand Number of Episodes: 8 x 30 mins Erotic Stories is an anthology of contemporary tales about lust, desire, and longing, but with an SBS twist. Each story explores desire from a different character perspective and spotlights diverse experiences of sex and intimacy across age, sexuality, race, gender and disability. Sexy, warm hearted and erotic these are moving stories that say something real and relatable about modernity, connection, sex and desire. Erotic Stories is a Lingo Pictures production for SBS with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with SBS. ITV are managing international sales. NEW INTERNATIONAL DRAMA Rogue Heroes TX: March 2023 on SBS and SBS On Demand Number of Episodes: 6 x 1 hr From the creators of Peaky Blinders, Rogue Heroes is a dramatised account of how the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the SAS, was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of WWII. The series centres on David Stirling, an eccentric young officer, who is hospitalized after a training exercise gone wrong. Convinced that traditional commando units do not work, Stirling creates a radical plan that flies in the face of all accepted rules of modern warfare. Portraying David Stirling is actor Connor Swindells, best known for his role as Adam Groff in Sex Education and for drama series Vigil. He will be joined by Skins actor Jack O’Connell as Paddy Mayne, Game of Thrones’ Alfie Allen as Jock Lewes, The Wire’s Dominic West as Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke and Atomic Blonde star Sofia Boutella as Eve. The series is written by Steven Knight, creator, and writer of Peaky Blinders. The Doll Factory TX: 2023 on SBS and SBS On Demand Number of Episodes: 6 x 1 hr Set in London, 1850, The Doll Factory tells the story of Iris, who paints dolls for a living alongside her twin sister, Rose. Iris dreams of becoming an artist. By night, she secretly paints herself naked. Silas is a taxidermist who owns a shop filled with his creations. He dreams of one day finding an item so unique he will be catapulted to fame. Louis is a painter and member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, searching for his next muse. When Iris meets Silas, and then Louis, she is offered an opportunity to escape and start a new life. To do so, she must abandon her sister, sacrifice her reputation, and launch herself into the unknown. But as Iris’ world expands, a story of dark obsession begins to unfold. The Doll Factory was a #1 bestseller in the Times and #2 bestseller in The Sunday Times in hardback and praised by the Sunday Times as ‘a remarkable example of historical fiction’. It has been translated into 30 languages. Adapted by rising writer Charley Miles it will be produced Buccaneer Media (Marcella, Crime, Whistable Pearl). Sacha Polak (Hanna, Dirty God) is on board as director, Suzanne McAuley (Magpie Murders, Maigret) is producer and Julie Harkin (I May Destroy You, Becoming Elizabeth) is casting director. Django TX: 2023 on SBS and SBS On Demand Number of Episodes: 10 x 1hr The story is set in the Wild West in the 1860s and 1870s. Sarah and John have founded New Babylon, a city of

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November on Shelter

Shelter highlights for the month of November include The Rich House, It’s All a Plan and Mexity. Explore the innovative design secrets of Mexico City; discover the post-WW2 program aimed at delivering  high-level architecture to everyday Australians; and delve into the fascinating life of a renowned and Pritzker-Prize winning Brazilian architect this November on SHELTER. THE RICE HOUSE QUIRKY, SMALL AND AFFORDABLE The story of the Rice House, a unique mid-century home in Melbourne designed by Australian architect Kevin Borland. Commissioned by young artists Harrie & Lorna Rice in 1952, the house was noted at the time for its unusual construction technique and use of materials. Commissioned by Melbourne newspaper The Age in the aftermath of WW2, the Small Homes Program allowed everyday Australians to purchase unique, small and affordable housing plans from high-level architects; and was particularly aimed at veterans returning from service overseas.  The film explores the houses’ relevance today and the access to affordable housing.  “It was a program that allowed everyday people access to qualified architects.” THE RICE HOUSE (25 mins) Australia 2022 (Available 7 November) IT’S ALL A PLAN INGENUITY, PASSION AND ARCHITECTURE A documentary about the life and work of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, a renowned Brazilian architect.  This film explores Mendes da Rocha’s story and the highs & lows of his remarkable life trajectory; throughout a series of revealing interviews with his own daughter, Joana, over a period of ten years.  Paulo exposes his reflections on urbanism, nature, humanity, art and technique; offering an insight into the mind of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and Venice Biennale Golden Lion winner.   The warm father-daughter dialogue throughout the film gives rise to confidences and exchanges of ideas that reveal the ingenuity, passion, and tirelessness of a humble and appealing man with a gigantic legacy in the world of architecture. “A goal in architecture is that when we do what we intend to do, it is not to follow a functional schedule … it is to satisfy basic needs, imagining that you are actually supporting life’s unpredictability.” IT’S ALL A PLAN (74 mins) Brazil 2017 (Available 14 November) MEXITY SHELTER ORIGINALS: WORLD PREMIERE Scarcity. Population density. Disaster recovery. Many of our cities are facing these problems. Meet the Mexican architects building solutions for the City of Tomorrow.  Dive into contemporary Mexican design that seeks to build in harmony with pre-Hispanic history. Come on a journey to discover design secrets within the urban fabric of this Mexican metropolis.  Directed by Chilean journalist Kate Kliwadenko and Spanish architect Mario Novas, MEXITY is an edgy exploration of spaces that enhance life in the built environment of Mexico City. This four-part series is the most recent collaboration between Shelter and Kliwadenko Novas Productions, following up 2021’s ARCHITECTURE ON THE EDGE, and continues to explore design innovation from Latin & Central America.  “What’s happening here is really important in the Latin American scene. Here we risk.” – Abel Perles, Productora Production Credits: Directors: Katerina Kliwadenko & Mario NovasWriters: Katerina Kliwadenko & Mario NovasProducers: Katerina Kliwadenko & Mario NovasEditor: Mario NovasExecutive producers: Camille Clare & Dustin Clare A Shelter Original Production KLIWADENKO NOVAS is a production company focused on urbanism and architecture through its relationship with society. Episode 1: Public Spaces – (30 mins) Mexico 2022 (Available 21 November) “Architecture encouraging you to dive in, as if you were snorkeling in the sea, watching fishes; but here you dive in to watch insects, butterflies, plants.” – Mauricio Rocha, architect Episode one of MEXITY examines the ways contemporary Mexican architects are approaching award winning public spaces.  See progressive examples of building in harmony with pre-Hispanic history, and a showcase of uplifting post-earthquake urban revitalisation.  This episode features interviews with some of Mexico’s most influential architects, such as Mauricio Rocha,  who discuss the changing landscape of public spaces across Mexico City. “You don’t understand the kind of scarcity there is in Mexico and many other countries.” – Javier Garciadiego, developer Scarcity. Population density. Disaster recovery. Mexican architects are facing all of these challenges in ways that will surprise and inspire you.  Episode two of MEXITY looks at the importance of small-scale innovation and access to low-cost housing solutions.  Vernacular architecture, collaboration and education are key factors helping architects to provide sensitive solutions for thousands of families in the city.  Guest Curator: Alexa Kempton – Houses Magazine Editor of Houses Magazine Alexa Kempton has curated a collection of her favourite titles on Shelter for this November. Houses Magazine is Australia’s leading residential architecture and interiors magazine, presenting the homes, surroundings and products that designers and the design-savvy choose for themselves and their clients. Each issue has inspirational ideas from leading designers, the editor’s selection of edgy new products and much more.  About Shelter Shelter is a premium streaming service bringing you the world’s finest films about architecture & design.  Showcasing award winning feature films, episodic series and shorts, along with dedicated channels such as the Michael Blackwood Architecture Collection, The Design Emotive, 9 Sekunden, Never Too Small, Dwell and green magazine.  Shelter’s curated film library will keep you entertained, creative and inspired.  Handpicked for you by the team at Shelter, no algorithms here. No ads either. Shelter also brings you exclusive Shelter Originals that you won’t find anywhere else, such as popular debut series Inspired Architecture. “Each installment of Inspired Architecture is small but perfectly formed.” – The Sydney Morning Herald And because our planet is the home we all share, Shelter plants a tree for every subscriber, every month. Get Inspired Now.  More Information New content launched each month. 7 day free trial  Monthly subscription: AUD $8.99 | NZD $9.99 | USD $6.99 | EURO €6.99 | GBP £5.99 Yearly subscription: AUD $89.99 | NZD $99.99 | USD $69.99 | EURO €69.99 | GBP £59.99 Shelter TV apps are now available for Apple TV, Google TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Download the Shelter APP for iOS and Android or watch online. Register now for updates and more information at Follow us: Instagram:   Facebook:

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November on Paramount+

Paramount+ highlights for the month of November include Secrets of the Oligarch Wives, Offspring, The Challenge, Bose, Couples Therapy Australia, Malthouse Stand Up Specials, Tulsa King, El Gerente (The Manager), 2022 MTV EMA’s, Ziwe, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Bluey’s Big City Adventure, Wog Boys Forever, Crossfire, Fantasy Football, George and Tammy, Daryl Hall and John Oats: From Philly to Chile, Transformers: Earth Spark, Monster High and Spongebob Squarepants. Secrets Of The Oligarch Wives TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER Murder. Corruption. Betrayal.Secrets of The Oligarch Wives is tell all from the women closest to the oligarchs who put Putin in power, mistakenly thinking he would be a puppet president. Offspring (Seasons 1 7) TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER | EXCLUSIVE SERIES / EVERY EPISODE Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie) has a simple quest to deal with her fabulously messy family, manage the intensity of a job delivering babies, and go on the hunt for a decent love life whilst also handling her tendency to over think, fantasise, and wonder about life’s other little mysteries.Join Nina as she stumbles, dreams, cries, laughs and conquers life’s little and big tests over all seven seasons of the multiple award winning Australian drama series, Offspring. Kat Stewart, Don Hany, Deborah Mailman, Eddie Perfect, Richard Davies, Linda Cropper, John Waters and Matthew Le Nevez are among the key cast members. The Challenge (Season 38) THURSDAY, 3 NOVEMBER ALL NEW SERIES | NEW EPISODE EVERY THURSDAY Before watching the Australian iteration of The Challenge on November 14 on 10, check out what our American counterparts are up to… 38 seasons down the track!While forming friendships, rivalries, and romances, badass reality competitors from around the globe, face off in cut throat challenges and brutal eliminations, with the chance to earn their share of a $1,000,000 prize. Bosé THURSDAY, 3 NOVEMBER EXCLUSIVE NEW SERIES / NEW EPISODE EVERY THURSDAY Bosé a six part series that follows the impressive decades long career of barrier breaking Spanish singer songwriter Miguel Bosé. The series takes viewers to different parts of the songwriter’s career that began in the late 1970s, revealing the stories behind the inspiration, composition and recording of some of his most iconic works and how this success has impacted his personal life. Couples Therapy Australia (Season 2) FRIDAY, 4 NOVEMBER | EXCLUSIVE ALL NEW SEASON / EVERY EPISODE Three brave new Aussie couples dive into their long standing conflicts, explore their personal histories, seek connection and a new compassion for each other, in season two of Couples Therapy Australia. This true documentary filmmaking brings viewers into the authentic and visceral experience of weekly therapy with Registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Marryam Chehelnabi. This season we see Marryam guide our couples through deep trauma; the dilemmas of a modern mum: work versus family; and how much influence parents should have on their adult children’s relationships. Malthouse Stand Up Specials FRIDAY, 11 NOVEMBER | EXCLUSIVE LOCAL LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY Paramount+ brings the LOLs straight from the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, to you, with brand new specials:• Guy Montgomery: Guy Montgomery By Name, Guy Montgomery By Nature• Michelle Brasier: Average Bear • Sammy J: Symphony in J Minor• Luke Heggie: I Already Told You • Kirsty Webeck : Silver Linings• Dane Simpson: Didgeridoozy • Ivan Aristeguieta: Happy Papi• Harley Breen: Flat Out Tulsa King MONDAY, 14 NOVEMBER EXCLUSIVE NEW SERIES / NEW EPISODE EVERY MONDAY Taylor Sheridan? Check. Terence Winter? Check. Sylvester Stallone? Check. We’re all in. Tulsa King follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone), just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Realising that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. El Gerente (The Manager) MONDAY, 14 NOVEMBER ORIGINAL NEW FEATURE FILM Álvaro is a marketing manager, divorced with a son who he can barely talk to, living a mediocre life and doing a mediocre job, until his bosses tell him he needs to improve his marketing campaigns for the next World Cup.He’ll soon launch a plan with Argentina’s National Football Team and the upcoming qualifiers that may become a lot riskier that he planned.El Gerente is Paramount+’s first original film from Argentina. 2022 MTV EMAs TUESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER SPECIAL MUSIC EVENT Rita Ora and writer, director, and actor Taika Waititi will host the 2022 MTV EMAs, set to broadcast from Düsseldorf, Germany.The Awards see the world’s most iconic artists and entertainers come together to celebrate the year’s best moments in music with epic performances and more. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2022) FRIDAY, 18 NOVEMBER | FEATURE FILM The world’s favourite blue hedgehog is back for a next level adventure.After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilisations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles, and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.\ Ziwe (Season 2) SATURDAY, 19 NOVEMBER EXCLUSIVE NEW SEASON / NEW EPISODE EVERY SATURDAY Ziwe is the riotously funny, new variety series from writer, comedian, performer and internet sensation, Ziwe .A no holds barred mix of musical numbers, interviews, guest stars and sketches that challenge America’s discomfort with race, politics and other cultural issues. Blue’s Big City Adventure (2022) SUNDAY, 20 NOVEMBER ORIGINAL FEATURE

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