SBS unveils first fun look at ‘The Unusual Suspects’

The four-part heist caper from Aquarius will premiere June 3. The first major series to represent Filipino-Australians, it's looks delightfully light, diverse and female-driven.
Miranda Otto and Aina Dumlao in The Unusual Suspects Image: SBS / Joel Pratley

‘Grab your squad and make a date with The Unusual Suspects.’ So says SBS, announcing the premiere date for the four-part heist caper: Thursday June 3 at 8.30pm with all episodes available immediately via its On Demand service.

The trailer was also unveiled this week and personally, I can’t wait for this one. It looks fun, funny and empowering (as it says on the tin), and is set in ‘Sydney’s glamorous Eastern suburbs’ where a diverse girl gang gathers to lift a $16 million necklace. Looks a bit Oceans 8 but with Filipino-Australians, Miranda Otto as a rich bitch and lots of harbour views.  

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk