Foxtel Group has announced a significant line-up of premium entertainment and sport over the next 12 months, featuring a commanding slate of Australian Original content alongside the world’s best scripted and unscripted television shows and movies.
Foxtel Group offers subscribers more than 75,000 hours of content from top-tier studios and distribution partners, on both ‘owned and operated’ channels and partner channels, as well as live and On Demand sport. With many highly anticipated new shows and Originals set to premiere in 2023, Foxtel Group brings subscribers the most comprehensive entertainment and sport slate in Australia across its platforms.
Amanda Laing, Foxtel Group Chief Content and Commercial Officer, said: “Foxtel Group is the partner of choice for many major overseas studios and content distributors, unlocking the world’s best shows to be made exclusively available for our customers here in Australia.
“We are incredibly excited about the content we have in store for our subscribers to enjoy in 2023. From the biggest sports to the best local and international TV shows and movies, we offer the best range of premium entertainment and sport in the country.
“The diversity of quality content across drama, comedy, unscripted reality, factual, and movies is what sets the Foxtel Group apart, and is a critical factor in our ongoing success in an increasingly competitive entertainment market.”
More Australian original stories will soon find a home on Foxtel Group platforms, with new commission STRIFE from Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, and starring Australian icon Asher Keddie, being slated for production in 2023. Set in the ever-changing world of publishing during the emerging digital age, the story is inspired by Mia Freedman’s memoir, “Work, Strife, Balance”.
Other local scripted Originals coming soon to the Foxtel Group include the second season of award-winning comedy drama series UPRIGHT starring Tim Minchin and House of the Dragon’s Milly Alcock, comedy series COLIN FROM ACCOUNTS, created and written by and starring Harriet Dyer and Patrick Brammall; and the second season of critically acclaimed drama LOVE ME.
New international dramas coming soon include post-apocalyptic video game series THE LAST OF US, starring Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsay and Australian Anna Torv; and the much-anticipated series THE IDOL, created by Sam Levinson and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and starring Lily-Rose Depp. Other exclusive shows include period drama MARIE ANTOINETTE created and written by Deborah Davis (The Favourite); British comedy-drama CHIVALRY written by and starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani; and LOVE AND DEATH, a new crime drama starring Elizabeth Olsen and written by David E. Kelley.
Returning international favourites are much-anticipated next seasons of THE WHITE LOTUS, the award-winning anthology series created by Mike White; dark comedy SUCCESSION starring Australian Sarah Snook; second season of the wildly popular AND JUST LIKE THAT starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis; as well as new seasons of YOUNG ROCK, DEVILS, OUTLANDER and the addictive BELOW DECK, REAL HOUSEWIVES, and BAKE OFF franchises from around the world.
LifeStyle’s most loved Original franchise SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA will return for season 15 with hosts Andrew Winter, Wendy Moore and Dennis Scott. THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE OFF will also return in 2023 with new judges Rachel Khoo and Darren Purchese and hosts Natalie Tran and Cal Wilson. GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA will premiere its final season with the Foxtel Group and award-winning host Peter Maddison on January 25, 2023.
The much-loved GOGGLEBOX AUSTRALIA will return next year as well as a reboot of Australia’s beloved music trivia show ROCKWIZ.
New to Foxtel Group in 2023 is FBOY ISLAND, an Original production based on the hugely popular U.S. format. Soon to head into production, the series will follow three modern women who in their attempt to find love must uncover which suitor is there for love, and who is just a player.
Foxtel Group will see a huge breadth of factual content debut over the next 12 months including docu-series ICONS UNEARTHED exploring the iconic television and film franchises that have shaped the industry, kicking off with Star Wars in December; and thought-provoking human-interest pieces like MASTER OF LIGHT, the story of an imprisoned artist and the power of redemption and identity. Hit survival competition series ALONE returns as well as widely popular series’ AUSSIE GOLD HUNTERS and 60 DAYS IN. Also returning will be long-running US titles PAWN STARS, STORAGE WARS, and AMERICAN PICKERS.
In 2023, the Foxtel Group becomes the exclusive destination for WWE in Australia, adding all of WWE’s extensive archive as well as premiere and live events to our platforms. Foxtel subscribers will enjoy a dedicated 24/7 WWE channel and VOD hub, and in January 2023 BINGE will launch as the streaming Home of WWE in Australia. All of WWE’s Premium Live Events, previously only available through pay-per-view, will be available to Foxtel and BINGE subscribers at no additional cost.
In sport, 2023 will be a huge year for Cricket on the Foxtel Group, with two World Cups - the Women’s T20 World Cup over summer and the Men’s ODI World Cup in October - every Australian Men’s and Women’s home international, every match of the BBL and WBBL, plus major domestic and international matches live and ad -free during play with select matches available in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel.
As a key broadcast partner of ESPN in Australia, Foxtel Group is proud to be bringing all NBL games and select NBA games to fans across the summer along with select events from the WNBL. March will also see the return of winter codes with every game of every round of both AFL and NRL to be broadcast live and ad break free during play.
Foxtel Group will showcase every match of the Super Netball Season along with Australian International Tests and Quad Series.
We will also broadcast must-watch Supercars and Formula 1 events along with Main Event Boxing and UFC, Golf, AFLW, NRLW, NFL, Surfing and more, as part of the Foxtel Group’s unrivalled sport offering. Foxtel will also continue to bring fans closer to the action with more 4K Ultra HD sport than ever before including Cricket, F1, NRL and AFL, to name a few.