Sundance Now is a new streaming service focused on compelling storytelling, with a robust collection of independent cinema, international television, and a heavy focus on true-crime. Based on the Sundance Institute and Film Festival, it aims to bring to home viewers these unique voices and stories found in independent filmmaking.
Sundance Now Cost
Sundance Now costs either $4.99 or $6.99 per month, depending on whether a subscriber takes a monthly or annual subscription to the service. While the normal monthly cost is $6.99 per month, subscribers can opt to pay an annual subscription price of $59.88, which equates to $4.99 per month. Sundance Now offers a 7-day Free Trial.
Like most a la carte streaming sites, each one has to have a niche that makes it unique, with enough content to fulfill that niche and keep viewers coming back.
How to Watch Sundance Now
Sundance Now is available for a direct subscription after a 7-day free trial, running either $59.99 yearly ($4.99/month) or $6.99 monthly. The service can be streamed online at Sundancenow.com, or via apps for iOS and Google devices, on Roku, Xbox One, and Amazon Fire.
Also, it is available as an add-on subscription through YouTube TV, Sling TV and Amazon.
What is On Sundance Now?
Sundance Now has the backing of a stable family, being part of the AMC umbrella, which also owns cable channels such as IFC, BBC America (through a partnership with BBC Studios), and Sundance TV.
This combination provides Sundance Now with a substantial collection of new and recent independent film, both recognizable hits as well as intriguing looking movies that flew under the radar. Among the collection are Cosmopolis, The Vicious Kind, and One Million American Dreams. The documentary category is particularly strong, with popular hits like I Am Another You, American Dream, and Finding Oscar.
Despite its origin and focus on independent film, one of the biggest genres in which Sundance Now has heavily invested its focus is true crime. With dozens of true crime movies and series, it has something for everyone, including several Sundance Original and Exclusive series.
With movies and shows coming from several networks, a few shows show up on other services, but Sundance Now does an excellent job of curating a collection of high-quality titles of each genre. This makes the service a pretty solid deal for fans that want its wide variety of storytelling, drama, and true crime all in one place.
Series to Look for on Sundance Now
Here are a few of the new or unique ongoing series that are worth seeking out on Sundance Now.
Des -Premiering October 16th, 2020 and Starring David Tennant, Des is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous serial killers in UK history – Dennis Nilsen. Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983.
One Lane Bridge – A dark crime drama with a supernatural edge, One Lane Bridge takes us to a small town upended by a mysterious killing. The story revolves around unexplained events that occur on an infamous One Lane Bridge that connects two ends of town. While investigating the murder, an ambitious Maori detective inadvertently reawakens a spiritual gift that endangers his life, but may help solve the mystery of One Lane Bridge.
We Got This – Struggling from the collapse of his career and a sudden unsurmountable tax debt, American immigrant George English stumbles onto the fact that there is a 50 million SEK reward for solving the murder of Olof Palme. He assembles a crew of misfits to assist him as he begins to imagine that solving this seemingly unsolvable crime of the century could be the answer to all of his problems, but as the deeper they go into the labyrinth the more dangerous their journey becomes
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