Oliver Twist's slickest operator gets his own story in new eight-part drama, The Artful Dodger. Jack Dawkins (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) reckons he's grown up and left his pickpocketing days behind, but it's not long before his past catches up with him.
Fans in the U.S. can watch The Artful Dodger exclusively on Hulu and you'll find it on Disney Plus in the U.K. and Australia. Viewers travelling abroad can watch The Artful Dodger from anywhere with a VPN.
We can think of better places to retrain as a surgeon than a ship en route to a penal colony in Australia, but you don't pick up a nickname like the Artful Dodger for nothing.
Slicing and dicing may be a respectable vocation, but it doesn't pay the bills, and so committed is Dawkins to his new life that he prefers to earn his keep by playing cards rather than pilfering.
The bad thing about gambling? You win some and you lose some, and when Dawkins is cheated out of a sizeable sum, he's faced with a choice. Resurrect the old art of dodging – or wave goodbye to one of his hands.
The close attentions of aspiring surgeon Lady Belle (Maia Mitchell) tighten his bind even further, while the unexpected arrival of Dawkins' scheming old mentor Fagin (David Thewlis) threatens to plunge him back into his old world.
You can watch The Artful Dodger online now and stream every episode of this gripping thriller on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney Plus in the U.K. and Australia. Use a VPN to watch when traveling overseas.
How to watch The Artful Dodger online in the U.S.
All eight episodes of The Artful Dodger landed on Hulu in November, where they are available to watch right now.
You can subscribe to Hulu on its own, or, if you have an eye for a bargain, you can snag the Disney Plus bundle, which includes Hulu and ESPN Plus, for just $14.99 a month (with ads).
Traveling outside the U.S. right now? You can access Hulu from anywhere with a VPN. Details below...
Hulu offers a huge library of classic and current TV shows and movies, as well as acclaimed originals such as Only Murders in the Building. New users get a free one-month trial, after which a subscription costs just $7.99. Or, you can subscribe to the Disney Plus Bundle (with Hulu and ESPN Plus) from $14.99 a month.
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How to watch The Artful Dodger from anywhere with a VPN
Currently traveling in a country where Hulu isn’t available? With the right VPN (Virtual private network), you can continue to access your usual platforms and watch your favorite shows online no matter where in the world you are.
We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable and comes with a 30-day risk-free trial, so you can give it a whirl and see how you like it.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN 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 Hulu account and stream The Artful Dodger online from wherever you happen to be in the world.
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How to watch The Artful Dodger online in Canada
The entire eight-episode run of The Artful Dodger was released in November in Canada, but you’ll need a Disney Plus subscription to watch the new series in the Great North.
You can choose between the basic, CA$7.99 Standard (With Ads) plan, and the top tier CA$14.99 Premium ad-free plan (which provides four simultaneous streams and offline downloads).
How to watch The Artful Dodger online in Australia
Disney Plus is the streaming home of The Artful Dodger in Australia too. All eight episodes arrived in November.
A monthly subscription in Australia costs AU$13.99. But you can save money when you opt for the annual plan instead.
Again, if you're traveling outside of Australia right now, simply use a VPN to access you Aussie Disney Plus account from anywhere in the world.
How to watch The Artful Dodger online in the U.K.
Viewers based in the U.K. can finally get their fix of Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jack Dawkins, because The Artful Dodger landed on Wednesday, January 17, with all episodes available on Disney Plus now via the Star hub now.
A British Disney Plus subscriber travelling away from home can use a VPN to watch from anywhere.
The Artful Dodger trailer
The Artful Dodger trailer
The Artful Dodger cast
The Artful Dodger cast
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, star of Love Actually and The Queen's Gambit, plays the titular role, with Harry Potter and Fargo's David Thewlis portraying his wily former mentor Fagin.
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jack Dawkins / the Artful Dodger
- David Thewlis as Fagin
- Maia Mitchell as Lady Belle Fox
- Damon Herriman
- Miranda Tapsell
- Huw Higginson
- Susie Porter
- Damien Garvey
- Andrea Demetriade
- Jessica De Gouw
- Kym Gyngell
- Luke Carroll
- Tim Minchin
- Lucy-Rose Leonard
- Jude Hyland
- Nicholas Burton
- Finn Treacy
- Albert Latailakepa
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Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.