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In the early 1980s, the unthinkable happened in Canada: The country’s blood supply became tainted with HIV and Hepatitis C. Thousands were infected, culminating in one of the largest medical disasters in Canadian history and the Krever Inquiry.
Unspeakable delves deep into the tragedy. The eight-episode miniseries is largely based on two books, Bad Blood by Vic Parsons and The Gift of Death by Andre Picard, but Unspeakable brings its own unique perspective. Executive producer Robert C. Cooper (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) was one of the many individuals infected, which makes this project deeply personal. Unspeakable offers first-person experiences from three families who had to cope with the scandal and their fight for justice.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Unspeakable online for free.
- Shawn Doyle as Ben Landry
- Camille Sullivan as Alice Landry
- Levi Meaden as Peter Thomas Landry
- Mackenzie Cardwell as Adult Emma Landry
- Trinity Likins as Child Emma Landry
- Aaron Douglas as Jim Krepke
- Karyn Mott as Lisa Krepke
- David Lewis as Lawrence Hartley
- Katelyn Peterson as Pre-Teen Jessica Hartley
- Brian Markinson as Roger Perrault
- Paloma Kwiatkowski as Elizabeth Darby Stephens
What channel is Unspeakable on?
Unspeakable is a CBC production that will air on SundanceTV in the U.S.
When does Unspeakable air?
Unspeakable premieres Friday, April 5 at midnight ET. The second episode airs Saturday, April 6 at 12am ET. New episodes will air the following weeks on Friday and Saturday at 12am EST.
How to watch Unspeakable online for free
SundanceTV may be a deep cable cut, but you can also watch it through all of the streaming services featured below. It may not be available in basic packages, but each listing will let you know exactly how to add SundanceTV to your channel package. No matter which service you choose, you’ll start with a one-week trial, letting you watch Unspeakable online for free.
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. To gain access to SundanceTV, you’ll need to opt in at $5 a month for the Hollywood Extra package, which also includes Reelz, Fandor Festival, TCM, Cinemoi, the Film Detective, and HDNet Movies. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
- Cost:$44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Jumping from your favorite game to your favorite show is seamless, and controlling it is as intuitive as playing an actual game. Your PS4 controller is your remote, after all. Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. SundanceTV is not available in the basic package, you’ll need to upgrade to “Core” to gain access. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
- Cost: $16 per month (after a free 7-day trial)
- Devices: Philo works with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, and Fire TV, iOS, Android, and your web browser
Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to AMC, SundanceTV, and other must-see channels at only $16 a month. You will also find the best deal on popular channels like Animal Planet, IFC, Lifetime, and other deep cuts like IFC and ID. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $49.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
Other ways to watch Unspeakable online free
1) Amazon Video
- Cost: $19.99/season
- Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii
If you’re not up to subscribing to a live streaming service, you can buy the entire mini-series on Amazon for $19.99 and watch the episodes as they air.
2) Sundance Now
- Cost: $4.99 per month (after 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, iOS, Apple TV, iPad
Sundance Now is the on-demand streaming service for SundanceTV fans. Once you subscribe, you’ll gain access to all the prestige TV drama, true crime miniseries, and great documentaries the channel is known for. And because it’s Sundance, there are countless films to watch including Django Unchained, Amour, and Big Fan.
Behind-the-scenes extras for Unspeakable are available on the official SundanceTV website.
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Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.