Fox Showcase


#81

Mr Mercedes

Mystery thriller television adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel

From Monday 3 September at 9:30pm AEST

Also available to customers On Demand

Mr Mercedes, the American mystery thriller series based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, will stream on Foxtel and screen on showcase, from Monday September 3 at 9:30pm AEST.

In the confronting series, a demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.

Retired detective Bill Hodges, played by Brendan Gleeson, is still haunted by the unsolved case of "Mr. Mercedes," who claimed sixteen lives when he drove a stolen Mercedes through a line of job-seekers at a local job fair. Meanwhile, brilliant young psychopath Brady Hartsfield, played by Harry Treadaway, the real Mr. Mercedes, re-emerges to focus his attention on Hodges. What begins as an online cat-and-mouse game between the two soon has deadly real-life consequences as an increasingly desperate Hartsfield becomes bent on leaving his mark on the world. The series also stars Jharrel Jerome, Robert Stanton, Breeda Wool and Holland Taylor

Mr Mercedes is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. The 10 episode series is directed by Jack Bender ( Under the Dome ) and adapted for television and executive produced by David E. Kelley ( The Practice ).

Mr Mercedes premieres on Monday September 3 at 9:30pm and can be seen on showcase or streamed On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on Foxtel’s streaming service.


#82

HBO’s The Deuce returns for season two

From Tuesday 11 September at 9.45pm AEST

Critically acclaimed HBO drama series The Deuce is set to return for a second season, streaming on Foxtel and screening on showcase from Tuesday, September 11 at 9.45pm.

Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon (who also collaborated on The Wire ) and featuring a fine ensemble cast lead by James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal , this powerful drama traces the evolution of the porn industry in New York City’s Times Square in the 1970s.

Season one, set in 1971-72, explored the gritty world of sex, crime, high times and violence, as the porn business began its climb towards legitimacy, cultural permanence and billion dollar profitability, driven by the gradual legalisation of porn and a politically motivated effort to clean up Times Square.

Vincent Martino (James Franco), is a bartender with vision and connections; Vincent’s identical twin Frankie Martino (played again by Franco) is a dangerously freewheeling counterpart to his entrepreneurial brother and Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a self-made sex worker eyeing a new career in porn filmmaking. Joining them are a vivid assortment of characters trying to cash in on the booming porn business.

Season two picks up the same characters and location five years later, finding its protagonists living at the apex of the Golden Age of Porn, when the dream of a mainstream X-rated film business is suddenly a credible reality, and the culture of pornography and its blatant commodification of sex is finding increasing traction among more Americans.

Disco and punk are in full swing, and police corruption and political tolerance for New York’s midtown prostitution scene is at its height. And the Mafia, the early backer of pornography at the moment when courts declared its legality, is now poised to reap great profits. A comparable porn industry is rising on the West Coast as well. But for now, New York is holding its own.

For viewers wanting to catch up on the first season of The Deuce , every episode is currently available to stream through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming service Foxtel Now.


#83

American Horror Story: Apocalypse

From Thursday 13 September at 8:30pm AEST

Groundbreaking anthology series American Horror Story is set to return for its eighth instalment, ‘Apocalypse’ , streaming on Foxtel and screening on showcase from Thursday, September 13 at 8.30pm AEST, express from the US.

Co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the new 10-part season of the cult series, set in the near-distant future, is the long-awaited crossover of season one’s Murder House and season three’s Coven.

The stellar cast this season includes series regulars Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson, as well as returning cast members Jessica Lange and Adina Porter, who both appeared in Murder House. Legendary rock singer Stevie Nicks will also feature, as well as Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe and Frances Conroy all of whom starred in Coven . Actors Billie Lourd, Cheyenne Jackson and Leslie Grossman from last season’s Cult are also confirmed to join.

Australian actor Cody Fern, who played David Madson in The Emmy® nominated FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story , will appear for the first time in the new season series, along with Hollywood royalty Joan Collins and actor Billy Porter, who also stars in Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed FX series Pose .

The Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The series is co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who are also executive producers alongside Tim Minear, James Wong and Alexis Martin Woodall.


#84

Snowfall - Season 2

Wednesday 5 September at 9:30pm AEST

The hit FX Original series Snowfall, set in Los Angeles in the 1980s, will return for a second season, streaming on Foxtel and screening on showcase from Wednesday, September 5 at 9.30pm AEST.

Snowfall continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it.

Season two follows our ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984, all of them working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence, including Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur beginning to experience the perils of success; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative who finds that his off-book drug-funded operation may be vulnerable from unexpected sources, both personal and professional; and Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the drug running couple who discover the potency of crack and try to exploit it, despite the new dangers involved.

Created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron serves as showrunner.


#85

showcase has rebranded to FOX Showcase


#86

Yuck. They should be avoiding associations to FOX.


#87

showcase is now rebranded as foxshowcase and now has a streaming on demand section still on 115 but its now foxshowcase


#88

Video on Twitter.


#89


#90

Showcase was premium branding in my mind. Like HBO and Showtime. Making it another FOX channel, just cheapens it to me.


#91

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#92

The old showcase (watermarked) adds are still showing. lol


#93

FOX SHOWCASE - Foxtel’s new premium On Demand drama destination

Foxtel today announced the launch of FOX SHOWCASE – a rebrand of its showcase drama channel – as the new streaming home of the best drama from Australia and around the world.

As the official Home of FX Originals, HBO and Foxtel Originals, FOX SHOWCASE is Foxtel’s new premium drama video on demand service for Foxtel customers, filled with a slate of exclusive first-run titles. Over 100 complete series are available On Demand, giving viewers the option to stream as many dramas as they want, whenever they want, at no extra cost to the drama pack.

Patrick Delany, Foxtel CEO, said, “Foxtel sets the bar as the gold standard in home entertainment in Australia. Our recent launch of FOX FLICKS brought an unrivalled movies experience to our subscribers with 1000s of movies to stream On Demand.

“Today, we’re raising that bar even higher by unveiling FOX SHOWCASE, which promises a massive line up of edgy, thought-provoking and inspiring drama from overseas power houses including FX and HBO, alongside our award-winning Foxtel Original dramas to stream when you want, where you want and as often as you want.

“FOX SHOWCASE provides extra value for subscribers included in the drama pack along with five premium drama channels. The Showcase channel will be re-branded as FOX SHOWCASE and will continue to be the linear home of drama premieres complementing the FOX SHOWCASE On Demand service.”

As the new ‘Home of FX Originals’, FOX SHOWCASE becomes Australia’s exclusive destination for FX’s critically acclaimed and award-winning original programming, including the currently airing American Horror Story, Mayans M.C., Pose and Snowfall, all new seasons of returning series such as American Crime Story, Better Things and Legion as well as upcoming FX Originals and FX’s extensive library content.

“We are thrilled to partner with Foxtel and launch the ‘Home of FX Originals’ as a single and exclusive destination for our complete slate of dramas and comedies in Australia,” said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming and FX Productions.

Upcoming FX Originals include the six-part Australian drama Mr Inbetween, premiering Monday, October 1 at 8.30pm. Created by and starring Scott Ryan and directed by Nash Edgerton, the series is inspired by the critically acclaimed feature film The Magician, and delves into the very funny and very dark world of hitman “Ray Shoesmith.” The series also stars Brooke Satchwell.

On October 7 the FX Original Trust will premiere. Inspired by actual events, the series delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Created by Simon Beaufoy and directed by Academy Award-winning Danny Boyle, Trust stars an impressive cast led by Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson, Michael Esper and Brendan Fraser.

Currently in production for FX is What We Do In The Shadows, a television adaptation of the cult New Zealand feature film by the same name. The half-hour comedy is co-created by Jamaine Clement and Taika Waititi, and set to premiere in 2019. The series follows three vampires living in New York who have been roommates for hundreds of years and are struggling with the challenges of modern life.

FOX SHOWCASE is also Australia’s ‘Home of HBO’ featuring must-see programming including Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Deuce, Divorce, Veep, Ballers and Big Little Lies along with an extensive catalogue including Sex & The City, The Sopranos, The Leftovers, Boardwalk Empire and The Wire, available to stream On Demand at any time.

In 2019, viewers will finally experience the epic ending of Game of Thrones. The series will screen and stream on FOX SHOWCASE at the same time as the US, and all episodes of previous seasons are currently available to stream On Demand.

Next year FOX SHOWCASE will also premiere the third season of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning True Detective. Starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, the eight-part series follows the story of a detective investigating a macabre crime involving two missing children in the heart of the Ozarks, Arkansas.

And HBO’s huge hit series Big Little Lies will return for a second season and will be seen Express from the US on FOX SHOWCASE. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will again star and executive produce the Emmy Award-winning limited series, with three-time Oscar- winner Meryl Streep joining the cast.

FOX SHOWCASE is also the exclusive home to Foxtel’s own award-winning original dramas, which continue to break new ground and win local and international praise.

On October 28, Fighting Season, a six part event drama about Australian soldiers returning from Afghanistan, will premiere at 8.30pm on FOX SHOWCASE. Helmed by the award- winning Director Kate Woods and starring Jay Ryan, Ewen Leslie and Kate Mulvany, the series is a compelling mystery regarding a possible cover-up, where the lines between killer and family man, between hero and victim, between truth and imagination, are constantly shifting.

In 2019, TV Week Logie Award and AACTA Award-winning Australian drama Wentworth will return to FOX SHOWCASE for a seventh season, along with the highly anticipated second season of Secret City: Under the Eagle.

Currently, in post-production, new event drama Lambs of God stars Emmy winning Anne Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries). The four-part series is an evocative drama about three nuns, each a generation apart, living in an isolated convent by the coast, when an unwelcome visitor enters their lives and changes their world forever. Lambs of God also features Jessica Barden, Sam Reid, Damon Herriman, Sigrid Thornton, Kate Mulvaney and John Bell.

Foxtel also announced the commission of new drama series The End that will commence filming in Queensland next week. A joint production with Sky UK and produced by See-Saw Films, The End stars internationally acclaimed actresses France O’Connor (The Missing) and Harriet Walter (Patrick Melrose). The 10-part, half hour series is about three generations of women with separate but intersecting obsessions – trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it count. The cast will also feature Noni Hazlehurst, Robyn Nevin, Luke Arnold, John Waters and Alex Dimitriades.

Production is also about to roll on Upright, a landmark new series starring musician, actor and writer Tim Minchin. Written by Minchin and The Chaser’s Chris Taylor, and produced by Lingo Pictures, Upright is the story of two misfits, thrown together by chance in the middle of the Australian desert, who forge the unlikeliest of bonds in their quest to get a precious piano from one side of the country to the other.

Foxtel is home to the world’s best drama, and FOX SHOWCASE is the premium destination for over 100 complete series available On Demand at any time.


#94

Trust

From Sunday 7 October at 9:30pm AEDT

Trust , the FX Original series about the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys, will stream and screen on FOX SHOWCASE, Foxtel’s premium On Demand drama destination and Home of FX Originals, from Sunday, October 7 at 9.30pm AEDT.

Trust is created by Simon Beaufoy and executive produced by Danny Boyle, Beaufoy and Christian Colson, with Boyle directing the first three episodes. The 10-part scripted drama series tells the story of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and satirical examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust is a story that attempts to unlock the mystery at the heart of every family, rich or poor.

The series takes place in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multi-million dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one? Trust charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it’s a prank and decline to investigate. Paul’s father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Paul’s grandfather - possibly the richest man in the world - is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by five mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy. Only Paul’s mother is left to negotiate with increasingly desperate kidnappers. Problem is, she’s broke.


#95

I’m not sure why the producers felt the need for a television series on the Getty family so soon after the movie “All the Money in the World” covered the same subject matter. Coincidently I watched that movie last night and spent most of my time looking for continuity errors in the scenes in which Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey as Getty Snr.


#96

My Dinner with Herve´

Exclusive new HBO drama film starring Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan

Friday 26 October at 8.30pm AEDT

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The exclusive new HBO drama film My Dinner With Hervé starring leading actors Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan will stream and screen on FOX SHOWCASE, Foxtel’s premium On Demand drama destination and home of HBO, from Friday, October 26 at 8.30pm AEDT.

Inspired by a true story, My Dinner With Hervé explores the unlikely friendship between the world’s most famous French dwarf actor, Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize (played by Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage), and struggling Irish journalist Danny Tate ( Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan) as it unfolds over one wild night in L.A. in 1993 – a raw and honest encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both.

Written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, who the character of Danny Tate is based upon, the film follows the final days of Hervé Villechaize’s life, before he commits suicide at the age of 50, shortly after his interview with Tate.

My Dinner With Hervé also features a stellar lineup of supporting cast members, including Andy García as Villechaize’s Fantasy Island co-star Ricardo Montalbán, Harriet Walter as Tate’s newspaper editor and David Strathairn as Villechaize’s longtime agent.

Directed by Sacha Gervasi, with a screenplay by Gervasi and story by Gervasi and Sean Macaulay, the film is executive produced by Steven Zaillian, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz, Jessica de Rothschild, Sacha Gervasi and Peter Dinklage. Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg serve as co-executive producers.


#97

My Brilliant Friend

From Tuesday 20 November at 8.30pm AEDT

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The epic eight-part drama series My Brilliant Friend , based on Elena Ferrante’s sensational bestselling book of the same name, will stream and screen on FOX SHOWCASE, Foxtel’s premium On Demand drama destination, from Tuesday, November 20 at 8.30pm AEDT.

The much-anticipated Italian-language series will premiere in over 55 territories worldwide and is based on the first book in Ferrante’s four-part series of acclaimed novels, which trace the friendship of two girls in post-war Naples.

The first two episodes premiered at the 2018 Venice Film Festival and received a 10 minute standing ovation, with The Hollywood Reporter praising the series’ “extraordinarily promising beginning” and US Vogue stating the drama “marks a high point in the renaissance of Italian television.”

Filmed on location in Italy and including a cast of more than 150 actors and 5,000 extras, My Brilliant Friend 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, starting 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, also her best friend and worst enemy.

Casting for the series took place over a period of eight months, with over 8,000 children and 500 adults from Italy auditioning. Newcomers Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti were chosen to portray the two lead roles of Elena and Lila as young children, before giving way to two teenage actors, Margherita Mazzucco (Elena) and Gaia Girace (Lila).

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. All episodes are directed by Saverio Costanzo ( Private, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Hungry Hearts ). The story and screenplay is written by Elena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio Costanzo. Jennifer Schuur is the executive producer.


#98

Looks like My Brilliant Friend will be the first foreign-language series to air on Fox Showcase. It will be in Italian with English subtitles.


#99

My Brilliant Friend has been renewed for a second season.
https://www.c21media.net/my-brilliant-friend-gets-second-run/