One Australian TV series premieres in the US in November, while an awards-nominated Aussie TV movie begins streaming via SVOD.
For updates about shows from Australia and New Zealand added to US channels and streaming services throughout the month, see the Down Under TV Viewing Guide.
Programs and dates are subject to change without prior notice.
Love Island Australia: Season 1
Based on the British series Love Island, this reality-competition show follows single contestants called “Islanders” as they couple up in order to compete for the $50,000 prize. They live in isolation in a beautiful villa — located in Mallorca, Spain, in Season 1 — under constant video surveillance. Contestants can be eliminated and ousted off the island if they aren’t coupled up with another Islander, if they get the fewest public votes, or if the other Islanders vote them off. The couple with the most public votes during the final week wins.
Love Island Australia: Season 1 premieres in the US on Friday, November 1, exclusively on Hulu.
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An Accidental Soldier (AU)
Based on the novel Silent Parts by John Charalambous, this AACTA and Logie Awards-nominated telemovie centers on Harry Lambert (Dan Spielman, Sisters, Deep Water), a shy, 35-year-old Australian man and reluctant soldier who works behind the lines as a baker.
When Harry is called up for duty on the Western Front, he makes a conscious decision to run, and is fortunate to find refuge with Colombe Jacotot (Marie Bunel, A French Village, Guilty as Charged), a 40-something French woman, at her remote farmhouse. As they find love with each other, the authorities search for deserters, including Harry.
Directed by Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) and costarring Julia Zemiro (Conspiracy 365) and Bryan Brown (F/X), An Accidental Soldier begins streaming Thursday, November 28, on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.
For details about the November premieres of shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland, visit The British TV Place. For those about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place.
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