Sundance Now Essentials

Decadent period pieces, intoxicating tales of forbidden romance, and dysfunctional families; Sundance Now is your home for prestige drama.

Your home for prestige drama.

Good Grief
Good Grief
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Sisters Ellie and Gwen are unprepared to run the funeral home they inherit in a small New Zealand town, but facing death every day has unforeseen benefits.

The Bureau
The Bureau
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A smart and stylish spy saga based on real spies and actual events, this riveting thriller explores the shadowy world of France’s equivalent of the CIA.

Pan Am
Pan Am
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1963: The dawn of the Jet Age. Aboard the luxury Pan Am airliner, its colorful passengers and crew travel a new world of international intrigue and romance.

The Restaurant
The Restaurant
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This sprawling period drama chronicles decades of success, defeat, love affairs, and conflicts among the owners and staff of a high-end restaurant in Stockholm.

Playing for Keeps
Playing for Keeps
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Australian series about all the glamorous drama surrounding the wives and girlfriends of famous athletes: a world full of lies, scandals, and maybe even murder.

The Bridge
The Bridge
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A grisly serial killer operates on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Two detectives (Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir) work together to end the reign of terror.

A Discovery of Witches
A Discovery of Witches
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A tale of forbidden love and ancient magic, set in a world where witches, vampires, and daemons live among us. Starring Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode.

Cleaning Up
Cleaning Up
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Moving, funny and surprising, this characterful ratings-winning drama stars BAFTA winner Sheridan Smith as a down-on-her-luck office cleaner lured into the high-risk world of insider trading.

Total Control
Total Control
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When the Australian PM (Rachel Griffiths) seeks to exploit an Indigenous woman’s (Deborah Mailman) popularity for her own ends, it sparks a battle for power and revenge. "Spellbinding... ambitious series filled with heart and wit” —The Wall Street Journal.

The Commons
The Commons
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Set in an eerily familiar future, The Commons tells the story of gifted neuropsychologist Eadie Boulay (Joanne Froggatt) who is desperate to conceive a child. Yet facing a climate crisis and a crumbling social order, the question of bringing a child into the world is a whole lot more complicated than it used to be.

Des
Des
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In an Emmy® Award-winning performance, David Tennant stars as one of the most infamous serial killers in UK history: the murderer known as the “kindly killer.”

One Lane Bridge
One Lane Bridge
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In this dark crime drama with a supernatural edge, a Māori detective reawakens his second sight while investigating the death of a man on a mysterious one-lane bridge.

The Suspect
The Suspect
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It was a blood bath. On July 6, 2011, Canadian beer mogul Richard Oland suffered a gruesome 45 blows to his head. His son and heir, Dennis, became the prime suspect. Dive deep into a bewildering mystery, a dark, and twisted tale much like ‘Making a Murderer’, but this time the rich kid is in the crosshairs.

Upright
Upright
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An emotionally stirring dark comedy in the vein of Flea Bag and Barry, Upright stars prolific creator Tim Minchin and newcomer Milly Alcock. Two misfits, thrown together by chance in the middle of the Australian desert, forge bonds in a quest to transport a precious piano from one side of the country to the other.

The Secrets She Keeps
The Secrets She Keeps
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An exhilarating new psychological thriller, The Secrets She Keeps follows two pregnant women whose chance encounter sets in motion a dangerous chain of events that threatens to consume them both. Both have their secrets. And both will risk everything to conceal the truth.

Sanctuary
Sanctuary
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Starring Josefin Asplund (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) & Matthew Modine (Stranger Things) Sanctuary is a suspenseful psychological thriller that deals with the defining human issues of survival, identity, trust and betrayal in a story that explores the question: Who would you become in order to survive?

Idiomatic
Idiomatic
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An urban, bilingual, left-wing couple in their thirties: Aino, who’s originally from Finnish Lapland, and Swedish-speaking Micke are forced to move to a bourgeois neighbourhood next to Micke´s wealthy parents. The change of scenery shakes up the couple´s relationship in surprising ways.

The Little Drummer Girl
The Little Drummer Girl
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In this bold adaptation of John le Carré's spy novel, a fiery young actress (Florence Pugh) meets a mysterious stranger (Alexander Skarsgård) who draws her into a high-stakes game of international espionage.

The Cry
The Cry
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Nominated for an International Emmy® for Best Actress, Jenna Coleman (Victoria) mesmerizes as young mother Joanna in this intense psychological thriller.

The Split
The Split
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Scandalous affairs, relationship battles, and big-figure settlements are all in a day’s work for this all-female family of London divorce attorneys.

No One Saw a Thing
No One Saw a Thing
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In July of 1981, 60 townspeople shot Ken Rex McElroy dead. The still unsolved act of vigilantism is the subject of this gripping true crime series.

Liar
Liar
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What begins as two strangers on a date spirals through a shocking series of deceptions that will turn lives inside out. The question is…who will you believe?

Riviera
Riviera
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When her husband dies, Georgina Clios (Julia Stiles) uncovers dark secrets about the man she married—and she has to adapt to a dangerous new reality to survive.

State of the Union
State of the Union
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Winner of three Emmy® Awards, this acclaimed series from writer/creator Nick Hornby and director Stephen Frears is a witty take on contemporary relationships, in 10-minute episodes. Brendan Gleeson and Patricia Clarkson star in Season 2 of this “delightfully wry, bittersweet comic drama” (The Wall Street Journal).

Dead Lucky
Dead Lucky
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DEAD LUCKY is your next urban crime binge - starring Rachel Griffiths as Grace Gibbs; an impassioned detective hell-bent on finding her junior officer’s killer before he strikes again.