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Documentary | United States • Get a glimpse at the future of health and rehab through five individuals testing out groundbreaking new technology and programs, from robotic exoskeletons to virtual reality pain relief. Judging by their stories, the future is bright.
Detective Inspector Rabbit is a loud, brash, one-eyebrowed copper who shoots better when he drinks. He and his partners, a doofy rookie and a smart young woman trying to prove women can be cops, solve a murder and make a ruckus in Victorian London.
Documentary | United States • To us they’re mundane objects, but to them they’re priceless. House on Fire asks individuals to save one thing if their house were ablaze. The items they choose tell entire stories about culture, identity, and the true value of material possessions.
Inspired by real people, this drama follows a draft dodger who joins the Israel Defense Forces with a group of Orthodox men who defied their families to enlist. The show explores unlikely friendships, romance, and the clash between family and duty.
A bank heist told from two perspectives: the officers and negotiators outside and the robbers and hostages inside. Each episode reveals mind-blowing twists that will keep viewers guessing until the end. Originally aired in Belgium as De Dag.
Age is just a number. A revealing docuseries about three older individuals who hold onto the hobbies of their younger years, boldly defying societal expectations. They don’t let age dictate what makes them who they are.
Nele and Gianni have been married for ten years and their love life seems to have died a slow, sexless death. With the help of a therapist, they decide to spice up their sex life in a darkly funny series that is not afraid to break a few taboos!
The road to progress is paved in blood, sweat, and oil. This Nordic drama follows the history-making events that created modern Norway. When a small fishing town discovers something big, six individuals must seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
This gothic horror series follows three nuns who inhabit an isolated, run-down convent. When a stranger threatens to disrupt their eccentric way of life, all hell breaks loose. Starring Essie Davis, Sam Reid, Jessica Barden and Emmy® winner Ann Dowd.
Drama | United States • New Orleans lore collides with dark magic in this horror anthology series. Created by Coodie & Chike and starring Chad Coleman, PJ Morton and Omar Dorsey, these “Twilight Zone”-style tales expose chilling corners of the Big Easy.
The Second City Presents: The Last Show Left on Earth
Talk Show | United States • A timely mash-up of original sketches, musical performances, animation and rare Second City footage. Featuring Second City alumni and famous friends and filmed from basements, bedrooms and bunkers from across the country.
Drama | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland • A dark, visceral drama and a tale of redemption. Joseph is a broken man who decides to confront his painful past, meeting an unexpected kindred spirit along the way. From director Shane Meadows, with a career-defining performance by S...
Harry, an Uber driver with autism, tries his best to connect with his passengers. Though his interactions go hilariously awry, like mistaking jihad for hijab, he remains optimistic that he’ll one day understand people, and maybe even woo his crush.
Comedy | France • Meet the most wanted man in Paris. He once ruled the subculture from his record shop, but now Vernon Subutex is homeless and aimless. But unbeknownst to him, he’s being hunted down by a group of misfits. What’s the secret tying them all together?
From Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant comes this mockumentary about a British paper company in an industrial town that is run by a comically inept middle-manager who would rather be popular than effective. Also stars Martin Freeman, Lucy Davis.
A comedy drama laced with an acerbically surreal sensibility, Not Safe for Work follows Katherine and her disillusioned workmates as they readjust to their new life and new surroundings when they’re relocated to Northampton.
A paranormal thriller about a secret society that chases immortality by seeking out human hosts. When ex-cop Jack Whalen’s wife goes missing, he starts an investigation that forces him to confront his past. Based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel.
Drama | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland • The discovery of a mutilated body, rumored to be the result of witchcraft, sparks violence in London’s Ugandan exile community. DI Moses Jones is given the case by Scotland Yard and, assisted by DS Dan Twentyman, sets out to find the ...
Documentary | United States • There are 75 different categories of American work visas - but one of the best known is O-1, the “genius” visa designated for people who have attained profound professional achievement. We explore what it takes to qualify for this rare status.
Painting a compelling picture of modern-day life, RUN is an original drama that weaves together the stories of four seemingly unconnected people facing life-changing decisions in a world where every choice is a luxury.
There’s only one way to really get to know a writer: over drinks. Reza Aslan sips Old Fashioneds with today’s most important voices in writing, across multiple disciplines, diving into their process, inspiration, and backgrounds. Cheers.
Three short films that examine key issues in the American cultural conversation: incarceration, race, life, death, digital culture, and gender. They may be fictional, but these dizzying one-take videos have the ring of truth.
Comedy | United States • Writer, director, and performer Wyatt Cenac stars in this new digital series about a Brooklyn resident moonlighting as a crime-fighting vigilante. Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series - 2018.
Australian stand up comedian Hannah Gadsby is a closet art scholar. Armed with a rapier wit and desire to pick beneath the paint, she travels across the continent on a mission to debunk the myths of the Australian Identity.
“The Nude” is one of the most enduring casts in western art. In this two part Arts-doc series, comedian Hannah Gadsby speaks art heavyweights such as Ben Quilty, Bill Henson and Julie Rrap, to try to get to the bottom of our fascination with the nude.
When a dying sex worker is found in a cabin with a deadly virus in her body, a Finnish officer must team up with a German virologist to track a serial killer and contain the virus before it becomes a full-blown pandemic.
Comedy | United States • What do computers do to our friendships, social lives and basic notions of ourselves? “Message Not Received” is a series of shorts examining communication and miscommunication in love and life.
This series features distinct perspectives on, pathways to, and experiences of homelessness. The interviews were conducted in 2015 while each Cast was having their portrait painted or drawn, as part of a project called Face New York.
Mental health is important! No one knows that better than comedian Maria Bamford. Now she’s opening up the discussion with fellow comedians and artists who share their own experiences. Join their funny, moving, and utterly candid conversations.
Finnish Jarkko Keränen travels to America in search of opportunities for those who, like him, were born deaf. From Rochester to Washington, Atlanta, Austin, and San Francisco, he meets with deaf people who have thrived in their communities.
Computers were built to process data—but can they also make us cry? Meet “The Artists,” the video-game designers, developers, and programmers who revolutionized the way we experience American entertainment and storytelling.
Documentary | United States • After years of hearing the story of her Nebraska cousins—who, unbeknownst to them, were passing for white—filmmaker Robin Cloud reaches out, in an attempt to bring them back into the family.
If dogs could talk, surely they’d share philosophical musings, biting insults—and stories of how centuries of selective breeding have altered their genetic makeup. Fred Armisen, Janeane Garofalo and others voice beloved breeds in this quirky series.
Comedy | United States • Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you didn’t know you needed. Comedian Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite) stars in this 12-part holiday special about the silver linings within everything from substance abuse to bankruptcy and existential despair.
Documentary | United States • In this declining steel town in Western Pennsylvania, meet the people making change in the shadow of the smokestacks. An activist, a filmmaker, a farmer, and a politician fight to bring their town back from the brink.
Comedy | United States • Humans don’t make a lot of sense to other humans. For aliens, they’re almost impossible to comprehend—which is why they need a special guide. Comedian Jim Rash stars in this very selective, very American walk through human history.
Follow five female candidates who are jumping into everything from gubernatorial showdowns to city-council races, getting inside the fascinating, difficult, and inspiring process of campaigning in the wake of Donald Trump's presidency.
Are miracles always good? When a Madonna statuette weeping human blood is discovered, it reveals unimaginable powers, upending lives and beliefs. Now the government, mafia, and church are all after it. Originally aired in Italy as Il Miracolo.
Jamie's Food Escapes is a tasty food series in which Jamie Oliver visits six countries in Europe and the Mediterranean to discover how their vast culinary differences and their amazing cultures can help inspire him to create fresh new recipes.
Jamie Oliver is taking the road trip of a lifetime as he travels to the parts of America that few visitors ever see, to uncover fascinating personal stories, try real American food and meet interesting chefs, all without the benefit of a guidebook.
Scientists have recently identified five spots around the globe where people are living significantly healthier and longer lives than the rest of us. Each week chef Jamie Oliver will visit two of these countries to uncover their diet secrets.
A successful London journalist returns to his hometown to find his father in the grip of Alzheimer’s. As he tries to remember the abusive incident that drove him away, he begins to unravel a devastating crime that will reveal unimaginable secrets.
A diverse group of characters, linked only by the street they live on, each receive an anonymous postcard which simply says, “We want what you have.” As the mystery of this letter deepens, their lives interconnect in surprising ways.
Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull became internet sensations after their appearance on the quiz show University Challenge. Now, they want to take you on a ‘genius’ tour of the United Kingdom in search of British scientific and technological ingenuity.
In this entertaining documentary series, the inimitable Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter) embarks on an epic road trip through the heartlands of Middle America and meets people whose opinions challenge everything she thought she knew about the country.