Unspeakable

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  • TV-MA
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (244)

Unspeakable chronicles the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada in the early 1980s and the tragedy that resulted after thousands of people were infected by tainted blood. One of the largest medical disasters in Canadian history, the blood scandal triggered a federal inquiry and precedent-setting lawsuit resulting in billions of dollars in compensation to victims.

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Apologies
8. Apologies
February 27, 2019
As the criminal trial falls apart, Ben considers taking matters into his own hands. Peter and Ryan both struggle with illness while forging families of their own. In 2015, both of their lives hang in the balance as the tragedy finally threatens to catch up to them.
Intent
7. Intent
February 20, 2019
The supreme court rules in favour of Krever and his report finally comes out. It names many for wrongdoing and aims to rebuild the flawed blood system in Canada. While victims still suffer and loved ones mourn the dead, at least many feel that their voices were heard and those responsible were held accountable. But Ben is not satisfied and pushes for criminal charges.
Krever
6. Krever
February 13, 2019
In 1994, Justice Horace Krever is appointed to lead an inquiry into the tainted blood scandal. Shocking revelations and heart wrenching testimony are laid bare as he digs for the truth. Estranged from his family, Ben's quest for revenge is galvanized, as victims around him continue to die. Krever is halted when those he intends to accuse of misconduct take him to court.
Compensation
5. Compensation
February 6, 2019
Over the early 90's, victims of tainted blood begin to come forward and pressure the government with lawsuits. With Margaret's help, the Hemophilia Society works tirelessly behind the scenes for compensation. Lucky to avoid HIV, Ryan Sanders suffers through the side-effects of treatment for Hepatitis C. Peter meets Darby and despite his HIV, they fall in love. Having finished the archival history, Ben starts work on a more personal book but it causes further rift between him and Peter.
Unsafe
4. Unsafe
January 30, 2019
In 1987, hemophiliacs untouched by AIDS believe blood products are safe. But one company's heat-treating process proves flawed and seven more people, five of them children, are infected. Brash and outspoken hemophiliac, Jim Krepke joins the fight. Will has a victory while Ben seeks direction. Alice and Peter try to pull themselves together.
Heat-Treatment
3. Heat-Treatment
January 23, 2019
In 1985 Will Sanders questions why the Red Cross may still be distributing tainted blood when safe, heat-treated product is available. Margaret Sanders battles the prejudice surrounding AIDS.
Contraction
2. Contraction
January 16, 2019
Will fights to get those in charge of blood safety to heed the danger. The Landrys struggle to keep their family together. Dr. Christos Tsoukas publishes a study on hemophiliacs.
Emergence
1. Emergence
January 9, 2019
In 1982, two families, are badly shaken when they learn that a mysterious deadly disease called AIDS is threatening the blood system. Each has boys with hemophilia. The medical community struggles to understand the growing epidemic.
Description

Unspeakable chronicles the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada in the early 1980s and the tragedy that resulted after thousands of people were infected by tainted blood. One of the largest medical disasters in Canadian history, the blood scandal triggered a federal inquiry and precedent-setting lawsuit resulting in billions of dollars in compensation to victims.

Unspeakable is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on January 9, 2019.

Where to Watch Unspeakable

Unspeakable is available for streaming on the SundanceTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Unspeakable on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 9, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (244)