STARZPLAY snaps up UK TV rights to The Head
Staff Reporter | On 14, Jan 2021
STARZPLAY will premiere the eerie thriller series The Head in the UK this February.
Winter has fallen on the South Pole. The sun will soon disappear for the next six months. A small team of scientists, known as the Winterers, will remain at the Polaris VI Antarctic Research Station to continue their innovative research. Their work is crucial in the fight against climate change and they are under the command of renowned biologist Arthur Wilde (John Lynch). But when spring comes, summer commander Johan Berg (Alexander Willaume) returns to the station only to find most of the team dead or missing. A killer is on the loose and Annika (Laura Bach), Johan’s wife, is missing too. If he wants to find her alive, he will have to trust Maggie (Katherine O’Donnelly), the young doctor who is profoundly shaken and apparently the sole survivor from the group – or is there someone else who survived?
Produced by The Mediapro Studio in collaboration with Hulu Japan and HBO Asia, the six-part drama co-stars Tomohisa Yamashita (Code Blue), Sandra Andreis (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Amelia Hoy (Gidseltagningen), Chris Reilly (Everest), Richard Sammel (Inglorious Basterds), Tom Lawrence (The Third Day), and Álvaro Morte (La Casa de Papel).
Written by brothers Àlex and David Pastor with Isaac Sastre, and directed by Jorge Dorado (El Ministerio de Tiempo), the series was filmed in Tenerife in the Canary Islands on a set of the Polaris VI research station reproduced to actual scale, with exteriors shot in Iceland.
The series will premiere on STARZPLAY on Sunday 7th February, with episodes arriving weekl.
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The Head is available to watch online in the UK on STARZPLAY, a streaming service that costs £4.99 a month. The platform is available on iOS, Android, Apple TV and Virgin Media On Demand or through Amazon Prime Video Channels, as an add-on subscription to your existing account.