Topic is the boundary-pushing streaming service from First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural political drama (The Miracle), or a mind-blowing paranormal mystery from Russia (Dead Mountain), Topic expands your view of the world.
What’s the relationship between an artist and a place? The series takes viewers around the world to examine eight distinct locations and how they’ve inspired visionaries like Keith Haring, Tadao Ando, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Italy drastically changed in 1994 with the election of Silvio Berlusconi. Now, political mastermind Leonardo Notte finds that while it is not easy to win power, holding on to it might prove to be impossible; 1994 will be the year of restoration.
Chaos rules in darkness. When the prime minister’s daughter is kidnapped as a nationwide blackout engulfs Belgium, she must make the impossible decision between family and country and grapple with the consequences of her political decisions.
An illuminating showcase of emerging artists from underrepresented communities. Each one shatters norms, breaks borders, and pushes boundaries in their respective fields, much like the filmmakers who capture them.
He’s surly, unorthodox, unapologetically blunt, and he’s about to change your life. Meet the new philosophy teacher, Merlí, who will help his students view the world in a whole new light, both in and out of the classroom.
A mysterious call from a dying stranger upends Katie Bonner’s life and sends her down a dangerous rabbit hole in search of a woman named Tala. Is she risking everything to save a woman she's never met, or trying to destroy the woman she's become?
What if you had to investigate your own murder? This anthology series follows victims who wake up to find their own dead bodies and have to navigate the limbo between life and death to solve the mystery of who killed them and why.
Meet Iceland’s radical new prime minister. Benedikt Ríkarðsson is beloved for his unconventional style, straight talk, and revolutionary ideas, but underneath all that promise are inner demons that threaten to destroy him and his government.
No one escapes war unscathed. A gripping action thriller and existential character drama, Commandos follows John de Koning, an ex-Dutch Special Forces commander who is thrown into a deadly game of cat and mouse when his past comes back to haunt him.
Documentary | United States • An intimate look at four rising musicians from Chicago and the common issues that young Black women artists have to overcome both in a male-dominated music industry and a marginalizing society, from racism to physical expectations to sexual trauma.
Guy Nehama has a wife he loves, five kids, and a dreadful IT job. But after a devastating loss, he must choose between pursuing his dream of being a stand-up comedian and stepping up for his family. A show about finding comedy again after tragedy.
After a world-renowned economist, and leading contender for this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, is found dead in his bed by four of his closest friends, they decide to keep his death a secret to ensure that he has the chance to win the prize.
In order to broker peace, Ann-Mari Sundell must enter unfathomably dangerous situations. Navigating armed conflicts, corrupt governments, and powerful politicians are all in a day’s work. Welcome to the world of international peace negotiations.
After narrowly escaping an assassination attempt on election night, Idder Chaouch, France’s first president-elect of North African descent, must navigate both racial and family politics to secure a future for his loved ones and country.
What happens to a property after it’s been marred by tragedy? Can it be revived or will it be forever stigmatized? “Distressed real estate” expert Randall Bell shows us what has become of four infamous sites around the US steeped in trauma.
When a deadly pandemic spreads across the outskirts of a large US city, a group of interconnected people are impacted in different ways. Some deal with unfinished business, others struggle to hold onto their faith, and all must fight to survive.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau takes us on an adventure across Greenland, and gives us a very personal tour of his adopted country. Meet the locals, get to know the culture, and see how climate change is impacting its breathtaking landscapes.
In this short docu-series, a diverse group of everyday people, from graffiti artists to college freshmen, recount their arrest stories and reveal the shocking range of encounters one can have with law enforcement.
1993 picks up where the first season of 1992 left off, tracking the collapse of a political system and the chaos that results. Out of the ashes will rise new right-wing parties, like the Forza Italia party founded by media magnate Silvio Berlusconi.
Like The Devil Wears Prada meets The Mary Tyler Moore Show, this series follows fashion newbie Irene as she works her way up the ranks at top Italian fashion magazine Appeal in 1970s Milan. A fun, colorful celebration of Italian fashion.
Documentary | United States • Seven billion people. One act. Infinite ways to do it. Everybody eats, but that’s where the similarities end. With the power to influence cultures, industries, and personal ambitions, eating is a direct entry point into understanding humanity
When 66 safe deposit boxes are robbed in Brussels, Police Inspector Paul Gerardi discovers that the victims are all members of a mysterious elite organization called Salamander, and their stolen secrets could bring down the entire country.
Who is Tank Man? Based on real events, and adapted from Lucy Kirkwood’s hit play, this series follows a photojournalist trying to uncover the true identity of the infamous protester, who stood defiantly in front of the tanks at Tiananmen Square.
He might be a false prophet, but Sri Kumaré has been known to teach true enlightenment. Now he’s imparting new wisdom with his series, The Guru Inside You. Each episode focuses on a different issue with Kumare’s hilarious brand of spiritual guidance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Stephen Graham.
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.
Writer, director, and performer Wyatt Cenac stars in this digital series about a Brooklyn resident moonlighting as a crime-fighting vigilante. Nominated for a 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.
New episode every Thursday. 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.
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.
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.
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.