Fox Showcase


#61

The Americans

From Wednesday April 18 at 8.30pm AEST

THE AMERICANS, the award-winning drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans during the Cold War, returns for its sixth and final season from Wednesday, April 18 at 8.30pm AEST – streamed on Foxtel Now and seen on Foxtel’s showcase, the new home of FX Originals.

In this action-packed final season of THE AMERICANS, the arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but as the pressures and demands of the job grow heavier, the personal toll becomes almost too exhausting to bear. Having revealed their true identities to their teenage daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), Philip and Elizabeth’s ability to protect their cover and their family’s safety deteriorates. After a particularly fraught mission, Philip and Elizabeth decide to end their tour and take their family home to Russia.

However, a game-changing development in one of their ongoing cases forces them to abandon those plans for the sake of the motherland. Now, Paige delves deeper into the family business, even as Philip takes a step back from it, and the Jennings struggle to maintain a smokescreen of normalcy, especially around their son, Henry (Keidrich Sellati), who remains blissfully ignorant of the spies in his midst. Their neighbour and Philip’s best friend, FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), has also yet to discover their true identities. Although he’s transferred divisions, Stan remains their greatest threat since his friend and former partner, Agent Dennis Aderholt (Brandon J. Dirden), leads the force tasked with uncovering the Soviet Illegals hiding in plain sight.

With Gorbachev in power in the Soviet Union, the winds of change are sweeping through both Russia and America, creating new perils. A growing rift within the KGB draws disillusioned former officer Oleg Burov (Costa Ronin) back into the fray, and may set Philip and Elizabeth on opposing sides as the Cold War reaches its boiling point.

The sixth and final season of THE AMERICANS premieres on Wednesday April 18 at 8.30pm and can be seen on showcase or streamed On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming service Foxtel Now.


#62

Westworld star James Marsden to visit Australia

Westworld Season Two starts Monday 13 April 11.00am/8.30pm AEST on showcase

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Leading Hollywood actor and star of HBO’s smash-hit series Westworld, James Marsden, will visit Sydney from April 30 to May 1 to promote the launch of the highly-anticipated second season of Westworld on Foxtel.

The internationally-renowned actor has enjoyed a hugely successful career spanning over 25 years, with credits including The Notebook, Superman Returns, Hairspray, Enchanted, 27 Dresses, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Best of Me, The Butler, Bachelorette and X-Men, where he played the character of Cyclops across the entire X-Men franchise.

Marsden’s latest role sees him play lead character and mysterious android host Teddy in the Emmy-nomated television series Westworld - a handsome transient with a quick draw and a dark past, who longs for a simpler life. He joins an exceptional cast including Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris and Thandie Newton.


#63

Expect multiple radio and television programs to have ‘exclusive’ interviews.


#64

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

From Thursday 24 May at 8:30pm AEST on showcase

The highly anticipated second instalment of the acclaimed, award-winning American Crime Story anthology series The Assassination of Gianni Versace is coming to Foxtel and available to stream on Foxtel Now from Thursday May 24 and screen at 8:30pm AEST, on Foxtel’s showcase, the new home of FX Originals.

The hugely popular season, which has captivated audiences in the US, features an A-list cast including Édgar Ramírez as Gianni Versace, Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan, Ricky Martin as Antonio D’Amico and Penélope Cruz as Donatella Versace.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story profiles spree-killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), whose cross-country path of destruction earns him a spot on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List, before his murder of international fashion icon Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) on the steps of Versace’s South Beach residence in 1997. Based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth, the series examines how cultural homophobia and prejudice delayed law enforcement’s search for Cunanan, as well as Versace’s relationship with his sister and muse Donatella (Penélope Cruz). The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is a story of failed ambition, about how the pursuit of an “American Dream” ended in murder and suicide.

Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, Dan Minahan, Tom Rob Smith, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are Executive Producers of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. It is written by Tom Rob Smith, and Ryan Murphy directed the premiere episode of the series, which stars Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz and Ricky Martin. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story can be streamed from Thursday May 24 through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming service Foxtel Now. It will also screen at 8.30pm AEST on Foxtel’s showcase, the new home of FX Originals.


#65

Sharp Objects

Starring Amy Adams and based on the bestselling novel by Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn

The eight-part series premieres July 2018

Express from the US

The brand new eight-part HBO thriller series Sharp Objects, starring five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams and based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), is set to premiere on Foxtel in July.

The minute-long preview showcases the eerie world of Wind Gap, Missouri, home to reporter Camille Preaker (Adams), who rekindles relations with her estranged family as she investigates the murders of two young girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

Sharp Objects co-stars Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Elizabeth Perkins, Matt Craven and young Australian actress Eliza Scanlen (Home and Away) in her breakout role as Adams’ 13- year-old half-sister, Amma. The series is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (Big Little Lies) from scripts by Gillian Flynn and Marti Noxon.


#66

Darren Criss to visit Australia

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story starts Thursday 24 May at 8:30pm AEST on showcase

American actor Darren Criss, star of the upcoming FX Originals series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, will visit Sydney next week to promote the launch of the highly anticipated series on Foxtel.

The second instalment of the acclaimed, award-winning American Crime Story anthology series The Assassination of Gianni Versace will be available to stream on Foxtel from Thursday May 24 and will screen at 8:30pm AEST on showcase, the new home of FX Originals.

An Emmy®-nominated artist with an illustrious career spanning television, film, music and stage, Darren Criss has scored acclaimed reviews for his captivating portrayal of spree-killer Andrew Cunanan in the series.

Best known for playing Blaine Anderson on Twentieth Century Fox Television’s global phenomenon Glee, his previous screen credits also include Girl Most Likely, American Horror Story, Web Therapy and Eastwick. He has starred in numerous Broadway productions, most recently his critically-acclaimed performance as “Hedwig” in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Last year he debuted his indie-pop band Computer Games, with the lead single from his EP Lost Boys Life debuting at number two on the Billboard “Hot Singles” charts.

While in Sydney, Darren will also perform Intimate & Live, a one night only concert in Sydney on Friday May 18, at the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst for the Michael Cassel Group. For further information and ticket sales go to www.michaelcassel.com


#67

FAHRENHEIT 451

Premieres Monday 28 May at 9:30pm AEST

HBO Films present a modern take on a literary classic

Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) and Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Boardwalk Empire, Oscar® nominee for Nocturnal Animals and Revolutionary Road) star in HBO Films’ Fahrenheit 451. Directed and co-written by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) the film is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books.

Jordan portrays Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty, played by Shannon. Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.
The cast also includes Lilly Singh (Bad Moms) as Raven, a tabloid reporter who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting its book-burning raids to fans.

“I have always loved Ray Bradbury’s prophetic novel Fahrenheit 451,” says Bahrani. “Two years ago, as I looked at the world around me, it seemed like the ideal time to do a modern interpretation. I am grateful to HBO for helping me bring my vision of the film to audiences with this incredible cast.

To coincide with the HBO release, HarperCollins will re-issue the dystopian classic which was originally published in 1953, with a special cover to celebrate the movie.

Fahrenheit 451 can be streamed from Monday May 28 through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming service Foxtel Now. It will also screen at 9:30pm AEST on Foxtel’s showcase.


#68

The Affair - Seaon 4

From Tuesday 19 June at 9.30pm AEST

Express from the US and only on Foxtel

The highly anticipated fourth season of the worldwide hit series The Affair is set to return, with the first episode streaming express from the US from 9.30pm AEST on Tuesday, June 19. Season four will also premiere on showcase on Tuesday, June 19 at 9.30pm AEST.

Starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney, the Golden Globe Award-winning series is both deeply observed and intriguingly elusive, exploring the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship on the people involved.

Noah (West) is a New York City schoolteacher and budding novelist with a wife of twenty years, Helen (Tierney) and four children. Alison (Wilson) is a young waitress and wife from Montauk at the end of Long Island, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy shared with her husband, Cole (Jackson).

Over the past three seasons, the provocative drama has unfolded separately from multiple perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of each of the four lead characters to tell the story.

In season four, long past the secrets that brought them together and tore their lives apart, Noah, Alison, Cole and Helen are on separate journeys with the promise of new relationships and a fresh start. But as the past continues to surface, they begin to question what they’re holding on to, as their lives keep crashing back in to one another.


#69

Snowfall

A storm is coming and its name is crack

Wednesday 4 July at 8.30pm AEST

All ten episodes available to stream on Foxtel and screen weekly on showcase

All ten episodes of the confronting and compelling drama series Snowfall, will be released to stream on Foxtel from Wednesday July 4 at 8.30pm AEST and also available to screen each week on showcase, the home of FX Originals.

Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack. Snowfall is a one-hour, ten-part drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it.

The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras; and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

Snowfall is created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron and Executive Produced by Singleton, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Amadio, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron will serve as showrunner. It is distributed by 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.


#70

Sharp Objects

8-part series starring Amy Adams and Australia’s own Eliza Scanlen

From Monday 9 July at 11.00am AEST
Express from the US

HBO’s new psychological thriller series Sharp Objects, starring five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams and based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), will premiere on Foxtel on Monday, July 9 from 11.00am AEST.

The 8-part series will be available to stream on demand and will also screen on Foxtel’s showcase, with a primetime encore at 8.30pm AEST on July 9.

Based on the book of the same name by The New York Times bestselling author Flynn, the series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who returns to her small hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri to cover the murders of two young girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

Sharp Objects co-stars Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Elizabeth Perkins, Matt Craven and young Australian actress Eliza Scanlen (Home and Away) in her breakout role as Adams’ 13- year-old half-sister, Amma.

The series is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Big Little Lies) from scripts by Gillian Flynn and Marti Noxon. Executive producers are Jason Blum, Charles Layton and Jessica Rhoades, as well as Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, Marti Noxon, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg.


#71

Orange is the New Black

Season 6 marathon premieres Friday July 27 from 5:01pm.
The entire season will be available On Demand.

Foxtel announced today it will screen a new Season 6 marathon of hit US series Orange is the New Black on showcase – the same day as the US.

Starting from 5:01pm on Friday July 27, Foxtel subscribers can lock it down and do a little more time with the ladies of Litchfield.

Every episode of the new season will play out on Foxtel’s showcase channel from 5:01pm and will then be available to stream via Foxtel On Demand following the live airing, enabling fans to binge the entire new season back-to-back.
The outrageous, award-winning and critically-acclaimed series from EmmyⓇ Award winner Jenji Kohan stars Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Selenis Leyva, Yael Stone, Nick Sandow, Lea DeLaria, Jackie Cruz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Adrienne Moore.

Following the Season 5 riot cliffhanger, 10 of Litchfield’s finest, including Alex, Piper and Nicky are bunkered into Frieder’s cell that has just been broken into by the CERT officers, while the rest of the inmates were loaded into buses and heading to new prisons.


#72

American Horror Story: Cult - Series 7

From Thursday 26 July 2at 8.30pm AEST

The highly anticipated seventh instalment Cult from the anthology horror drama series American Horror Story, will stream on Foxtel and screen on showcase, the home of FX Originals, from Thursday July 26 at 8.30pm AEST.

An engaging psychological thriller and true breeding ground for nightmares, American Horror Story: Cult stars Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourde, Evan Peters and guest stars Emma Roberts, Billy Eichner and Lena Dunham. Created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the new instalment delves into real human fears in today’s world, turning them into a personal horror story.

The 11-part horror drama series is set in the fictional city of Brookfield Heights, Michigan – a city that is left divided by the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Local restaurant owner Ally Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson) is utterly distraught by Donald Trump’s victory and several of her longstanding phobias intensify as a result. Contrarily, a fellow Brookfield Heights resident named Kai Anderson (Evan Peters) rejoices at the election results and is enticed to pursue political power, recruiting his liberal sister Winter Anderson (Billie Lourd) who dropped out of college to work on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In the months following the election, Kai begins running for city government while Ally is targeted and relentlessly terrorized by masked clowns. Those close to her struggle to ascertain whether the attacks she alleges are real or merely anxiety-fuelled hallucinations.

The Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Disribution.

For viewers wanting to catch up on the past seasons 1 through to 6 of American Horror Story, every episode is currently available to stream through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming service Foxtel Now.


#73

My Brilliant Friend

Foxtel today announced the acquisition of HBO’s new drama My Brilliant Friend, an eight-part series based on Elena Ferrante’s internationally bestselling novel of the same name.

Set to premiere on Foxtel in 2019, My Brilliant Friend is based on the first book in Ferrante’s four-part series of novels, which trace the friendship of two girls, Elena and Lila, in postwar Naples.

With production on My Brilliant Friend currently underway in Caserta, Italy, casting for the series took place over a period of eight months, with almost 9,000 children and 500 adults from all over Campania auditioning.

Newcomers Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti were chosen to portray the two lead roles of Elena and Lila as young children. As production on the series progresses, these young actors will give way to two teenage actors, Margherita Mazzucco (Elena) and Gaia Girace (Lila). In total, My Brilliant Friend is expected to include a cast of more than 150 actors and 5,000 extras.

The series tells the story of Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman who discovers the most important friend in her life, Raffaella ‘Lila’ Cerullo, has disappeared without a trace. A writer, immersed in a house full of books, Greco turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their tempestuous friendship, stating from the point when Elena met Lila in their first year of school in 1950.

Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives, as she tries to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena’s brilliant friend and – in a way – her best friend and worst enemy.

My Brilliant Friend is an HBO, RAI FICTION and TIMVISION series, produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and by Domenico Procacci for Fandango, in co-production with Umedia Production.

The eight-part series will stream on Foxtel and screen on showcase in 2019.


#74

Showtime has renewed The Affair for a fifth and final season. The fourth season is currently showing on Showcase.


#75

Why?! There’s no story left. Hasn’t been for two seasons. Showtime continues to drag shows on for two seasons too long: Weeds, Homeland etc.


#76

Dexter…


#77

Yes that one. Was trying to think of the other big one.


#78

Mayans M.C.

The next chapter in the award-winning FX Original series Sons of Anarchy

From Wednesday 5 September at 7.30pm AEST

Mayans M.C., the highly-anticipated next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga, will stream on Foxtel and screen on showcase, the home of FX Originals, from Wednesday, September 5 express from the U.S. at 7:30pm AEST.

Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp.

The series also stars Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral and Danny Pino. Recurring stars include Emilio Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero, Vincent Rocco Vargas, Maurice Compte, Gino Vento, Tony Plana and Ada Maris.

Mayans M.C. was co-created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James. Norberto Barba directs the first two episodes. The series is executive produced by Sutter and Barba, with James as Co-Executive Producer. The 10-episode first season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.


#79

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Tuesday 28 August at 9.30pm AEST

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, the critically acclaimed HBO film of one of the world’s most beloved comedians, premieres on Foxtel on August 28.

The two-hour documentary film will stream on Foxtel and screen on showcase from Tuesday, August 28 at 9.30pm.

A funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most loved and inventive comedians, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is told largely through Williams’ own words, and celebrates what he brought to comedy and to the culture at large, from the wild days of late-1970s L.A. to his tragic death in 2014.

Directed by Emmy Award-winner Marina Zenovich, the film explores his extraordinary life and career, revealing what drove him to give voice to the characters in his mind.

With previously unheard and unseen glimpses into his creative process through interviews with Williams, as well as home movies and onstage footage, this insightful tribute features in-depth interviews with those who knew and loved him, including Billy Crystal, Eric Idle, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Steve Martin, Pam Dawber and his son, Zak Williams.

The documentary underscores what made Williams so unique, ranging from his early days in San Francisco, to his time in New York at The Juilliard School, to his worldwide fame on TV’s Mork and Mindy. The film also captures the spark that made Williams stand out across four decades in entertainment, by examining Williams’ career high points including his landmark comedy show at the Metropolitan Opera, his Broadway debut in “Waiting for Godot”, his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting and his classic confessionals about his alcohol and drug issues.


#80

Pose

From Tuesday 11 September at 8.30pm AEST

Ground-Breaking 8-Part Series Features Television’s Largest Cast of Transgender Actors in Series Regular Roles and the Largest LGBTQ Cast Ever for a Scripted Series

Pose, the ground-breaking dance musical will stream on Foxtel and screen on showcase, the home of FX Originals, from Tuesday, September 11 at 8:30pm AEST.

Set in the 1980s, Pose is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

Making television history, Pose features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Tony Award® winner Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, and newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel.

Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple “Stan” and “Patty Bowes,” who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s, as epitomized by “Matt Bromley” (James Van Der Beek), Stan’s boss. Mj Rodriguez stars as “Blanca Rodriguez,” who breaks from the House of Abundance and her former house mother “Elektra Abundance” (Dominique Jackson) to form her own “house,” a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families. Indya Moore plays “Angel,” a streetwalker who develops feelings for her new client, Stan. Ryan Jamaal Swain plays “Damon Richards,” a dancer who joins Blanca’s house. Together they compete in the Balls—where house members challenge each other in various categories and are judged on their outfits, attitude, or dance skills. Under the watchful eye of “Pray Tell” (Billy Porter), Grandfather to all the children who compete in the house balls, Elektra’s House of Abundance and Blanca’s upstart House of Evangelista face off in what may develop into a legendary rivalry.

Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, with Murphy directing the first two episodes. The series is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Canals and Silas Howard serve as co-executive producers, and Janet Mock, Our Lady J and Erica Kay also serve as producers. The eight-episode first season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.