You’re probably familiar with Acorn TV, but have you heard of it’s sister streaming service, Sundance Now?
The streaming service was initially related to the Sundance Film Festival, but has since stopped featuring indie films and has moved into creating a streaming experience specializing in prestige series and transportive character-driven storylines you can’t find anywhere else.
AMC Network’s Sundance Now boasts a rich selection of engrossing true crime, heart-stopping dramas and intelligent thriller series from around the world. Streaming subscriptions start at $4.99 a month and commercial-free for $6.99 a month. They also offer a 7-day free trial you can sign up for here.
Sundance Now is compatible with most streaming devices, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, Xbox One and Google Chromecast.
To get you started, we’ve listed seven of Sundance Now’s most bingeable series below:
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES (Sundance Now Original Series)
*The record-setting series is Sundance Now’s most successful title in the service’s history
Based on the critically acclaimed and bestselling “All Souls” trilogy by Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and demons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. Starring Theresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) and Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey).
Episodes: 8. Season 2 coming in 2020
RIVIERA (Sundance Now Original Series)
Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You) stars in this glamorous Sundance Now Original as Georgina Clios, an American art curator whose life is turned upside down after the death of her billionaire husband (Anthony LaPaglia, Without a Trace). Set in the gorgeous French Riveria, Georgina becomes immersed in a world of lies and crime as she seeks to uncover the truth about her husband’s death. Co-starring 2019 Emmy-nominee Juliet Stevenson and Will Arnett.
Seasons: 2. Season 3 coming in 2020
STATE OF THE UNION
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) stars in this Emmy-nominated short-form comedy about a married couple who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital session. Written by Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, Fever Pitch).
Episodes: 10 (10 minutes each).
THE CRY (Sundance Now Original Series)
The abduction of a baby from a small coastal town in Australia is the catalyst for a journey into the disintegrating psychology of a young woman (Jenna Coleman) as she and her husband (Ewan Leslie) deal with an unthinkable tragedy under both the white light of public scrutiny and in their private lives.
Exclusively premiered on Sundance Now
JONESTOWN: Terror in the Jungle
An engrossing docu-series that dives into one of the darkest moments in American history – exploring the rise of Jim Jones, a charismatic preacher turned manipulative cult leader who ordered the deaths of his own followers. Chilling interviews with Peoples Temple survivors along with newly declassified archival material offer the definitive account of the tragedy that captivated the world.
THE BUREAU (Sundance Now Original Series)
After six years of undercover work in Syria, French intelligence officer codename Malotru (Mathieu Kassovitz) returns home where he struggles to forget his undercover identity, train a young recruit, and investigate when a colleague disappears in Algeria.
KILLING FOR LOVE
Obsessed young lovers, heinous murders, a sensational trial, and a shocking miscarriage of justice. Killing for Love is a riveting dissection of the 1985 courtroom battle that played out on television, and its disturbing aftermath. Convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend’s parents, Jens Soering has been in prison for over 30 years. The series reveals for the first time the mounting evidence of his innocence.
Episodes: 6 (plus 8 podcast episodes with Amanda Knox)
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