How to watch 'The Regime' online and from anywhere: episodes available now

Kate Winslet, as autocratic ruler Chancellor Elena Vernham, walking down a corridor in her palace/HQ with soldiers on either side
(Image credit: HBO)

Writer, exec producer and showrunner Will Tracy ("Succession", "The Menu") will not have struggled for inspiration when creating "The Regime". Despite the lessons of the 1930s, right-wing demagogues, populists and autocratic leaders suddenly seem to be all the rage once more. Fortunately for Tracy, they also lend themselves to biting political satire. Here's how to watch "The Regime" online around the world and from anywhere with a VPN.

'The Regime' streaming details, TV channels, start time

Date: "The Regime" airs on Sundays.
Time: 9 p.m. ET/PT
• U.S. Max
• AUS
Binge (7-day FREE trial)
• CAN Crave
• Watch anywhere — try NordVPN risk free

You can imagine the fun the writers had whilst creating Chancellor Elena Vernham. First, you take some Eva Perón, the former first lady of Argentina, and mix with equal measures of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump before adding a sizable dollop of vintage mid-1980s Margaret Thatcher and pouring it into a baking tray with the essence of Hungarian wannabe hard man Victor Orbán. 

When all that is done, you garnish with a pinch of Liz Truss for extra comedy value and hand the creation to Kate Winslet to make it all work. And work it does... 

Taking its most obvious cue from Armando Iannucci's 2017 film "Death of Stalin", Tracy's 6 episode mini-series packs in the tell-tale traits of a despotic, anti-democratic government on the brink of disaster: A narcissistic leader with hypochondria; fawning sycophants at every turn; and a Rasputin figure (Corporal Herbert Zubak played by the excellent Matthias Schoenaerts).

Following the course of a year, the series is seeing Chancellor Vernham becoming increasingly insane in the requisitioned grand hotel she has turned into her HQ/ prison, with the world events around this fictional Central European state uncomfortably close to those actually playing out in real life right now. Which is when the black comedy stops and the satire becomes more urgent. Don't miss this. 

Airing in the US on Sundays, you can watch "The Regime" online and stream every episode from anywhere with the help of this guide.

How to watch 'The Regime' online in the U.S.

How to watch 'The Regime' online in the U.S. 

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HBO's Max platform is the place to watch "The Regime" in the U.S. The show premiered on the streaming service on March 3 and now lands every Sunday

<a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/news/hbo-max-price-guide" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"">Max prices start at $9.99/month if you don't mind ads, going to $15.99/month for ad-free and $19.99/month if you want the option to watch content on up to four devices and in 4K. For even better value, you can pay for a whole year upfront and effectively get 12 months for the price of 10 on any of its tiers.

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Max is no. 1 on our best streaming services list for its vast, high-quality library, including all of HBO’s prestige series like Game of Thrones and Succession, plus recent offerings among the best Max shows such as Our Flag Means Death.

Watch 'The Regime' from anywhere in the world

How to watch 'The Regime' from anywhere with a VPN

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching "The Regime" on your usual subscription?

You can still watch the despot drama thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for viewers away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're visiting the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the show. Head to your streaming service app and watch Bookie online from wherever you are in the world.

Watch 'The Regime' around the world

How to watch 'The Regime' online in Canada

You can watch "The Regime" in Canada with Crave. The first episode dropped on Sunday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET, with further episodes now airing on Sundays.

Crave subscriptions start at $9.99/month for its Basic plan (720p video, includes ads) all the way up to $19.99/month for Premium (ad-free, 4K, downloadable shows).

Those on vacation away from Canada will need one of the best VPNs to log in back home to use Crave as it will be geo-blocked when not at home.

How to watch 'The Regime' online in Australia

Aussies can watch "The Regime" on streaming specialist Binge — episodes premier on Mondays.

Binge offers a FREE 7-day trial to check out the streaming service. After that, the Basic plan costs $10 AUD/per month, with more pricey options if you want to ditch ads and stream on more than one device.

Or if you have a Foxtel subscription, you can watch two new episodes every Thursday (or on-demand) from 8:30 p.m. on Fox8.

How to watch 'The Regime' online in the U.K.

"The Regime" is set to land in U.K. on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the U.K. in April. 

But remember: if you're visiting the U.K. from overseas and want to stream "The Regime", as you normally do, you'll need to use a VPN to appear as if you're back in your home country.

'The Regime' trailer

'The Regime' trailer

'The Regime' episode guide

  • Episode 1: Mar. 3 - Memorial
  • Episode 2: Mar. 10 - The Founding
  • Episode 3: Mar. 17 - The Heroes Banquet
  • Episode 4: Mar. 24 - Midnight Feast
  • Episode 5: Mar. 31 - All Ye Faithful
  • Episode 6: Apr. 7 - Don't yet Rejoice

'The Regime' cast

'The Regime' cast

Kate Winslet - Elena Vernham, a former physician and the Chancellor of fictional European state 

Matthias Schoenaerts - Corporal Herbert Zubak

Guillaume Gallienne - Nicholas, Elena's French husband

Andrea Riseborough - Agnes, the palace manager and Elena's right-hand woman

Martha Plimpton - Judith Holt, the U.S. Secretary of State

Hugh Grant - the Leader of the Opposition

'The Regime' FAQ

Where is "The Regime" filmed?


"The Regime" was shot in Austria and around the UK. In Austria locations used included Schonbrunn Palace and the Hercules Hall in Liechtenstein Garden Palace. In the UK the production was spotted filming at Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham.

Bill Borrows

Bill Borrows is an award-winning journalist, feature writer and columnist (Times Magazine/ Guardian/ Telegraph/ Daily Mirror/ Mail On Sunday/ Radio Times), author (The Hurricane: The Turbulent Life and Times of Alex Higgins) and book editor. A frequent contributor on talkSPORT and talkRADIO, his areas of specialisation include sport, history, politics, TV and film. He doesn’t get much free time but does admit to an addiction to true crime podcasts, following Man City home and away, and a weakness for milk chocolate cookies