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HBO Max announced today that international mystery thriller The Head will premiere in the US on the SVOD streaming service next month.

The Head
The Head — Image courtesy of HBO Max

The Head is a survival thriller set in an isolated and inaccessible Antarctic research station, where winter has fallen on the South Pole and the sun will soon disappear for the next six months. A small team, known as the Winterers, will remain at the Polaris VI Antarctic Research Station to continue their innovative research, a crucial part in the fight against climate change, under the command of renowned biologist Arthur Wilde (John Lynch).

But when spring comes, summer commander Johan Berg (Alexander Willaume) returns to the station to find the entire team are either dead or missing. A killer is on the loose, and Annika (Laura Bach), Johan’s wife, is missing. If he wants to find her alive, he will have to trust Maggie (Katharine O’Donnelly), the young doctor who is profoundly shaken and apparently the sole survivor from the group… unless there is someone else…

The six-episode series stars John Lynch (The Terror), Katharine O’Donnelly (Mary Queen of Scots), Tomohisa Yamashita (Code Blue the Movie), Alexandre Willaume (Tomb Raider), Laura Bach (Sprinter Galore), Sandra Andreis (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Amelia Hoy (Killing Eve), Chris Reilly (Everest), Richard Sammel (Inglorious Basterds), Tom Lawrence (The King) and Álvaro Morte (Money Heist).

A multilingual series (English, Danish, Swedish, Spanish), The Head, a Max Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, February 4, exclusively on HBO Max.

Produced by The MediaPro Studio in collaboration with Hulu Japan and HBO Asia, the series has received widespread acclaim from audiences in all of the territories where it has premiered, including Japan, Southeast Asia, Spain, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Baltics, Russia, Brazil, Australia, and the Middle East and North Africa.

The Head is part of a collaboration between Ran Tellem (Homeland), Director of International Content Development at The MediaPro Studio, and Àlex and David Pastor (The Occupant). The Pastor brothers co-wrote the screenplay with Isaac Sastre. Laura Fdez. Espeso, Javier Méndez, Ran Tellem, Bernat Elías, Mariano Baselga, Kazufumi Nagasawa, Jorge Dorado, Àlex Pastor, and David Pastor serve as executive producers.

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The Head: HBO Max to Stream International Mystery Thriller in the US
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