Whats On: FOX SHOWCASE in December

December is here and that means a stack of new content is too! Here are some of the shows on FOX SHOWCASE that you shouldn’t miss this month…..


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When family outcast Lucky Flynn (Tim Minchin) learns that his mother is dying, he decides to drive to the other side of Australia to see her, packing nothing but an upright piano for the journey. But his plans are soon turned upside down when he meets the runaway teenager Meg (Milly Alcock), who’s dealing with some family demons of her own.

Together they forge an unlikely friendship, as they embark on a road-trip adventure across the Nullarbor Plains in a race against time.

Along the way they encounter feral camels, a magical pink lake, highway thieves, cliff-top parties, a speed-loving truckie, an underworld fight ring, suspicious cops, and the world’s most musically appreciative motorcycle gang.

Over eight hot days, Lucky and Meg drive, hitch and scam their way across the scorching desert continent – with the upright piano never leaving their side – on a journey that will ultimately make them both feel more at peace with everything in life that they’ve been kicking against.

Watch Sundays 8:30pm AEDT or On Demand

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ timeless 19th century novel A Christmas Carol has been adapted again and again over the years – and for Christmas 2019, it will be back on our screens for a three-part drama. In this “unique and original take onCharles Dickens’ iconic ghost story,” the BBC has promised us “a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul.” A Christmas Carol is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly and crotchety miser who is visited first by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and then by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. They show him how his cruel behaviour has affected those around him.

Watch December 23,24 & 25th 7:30pm AEDT or On Demand

Mrs Fletcher

Mrs. Fletcher is a coming of age story of Mrs. Eve Fletcher and her son Brendan. Eve is a divorcee and is undergoing a mid-life crisis. She decides she no longer wants to be her old self when her son Brendan goes to college as a freshman. She experiences sexual reawakening and sexual fulfillment that eluded her in her younger years. Brendan also undergoes his own sexual troubles as he navigates college life.

Watch Sundays 9pm AEDT or On Demand from December 8

Mr. Robot Season 4

Returning for the fourth and final season. Season 4 picks up with Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cybersecurity engineer and vigilante hacker, and his quest for Whiterose. He is joined by his shadowy allies as they become key figures in a complex game of global dominance when they try to take down a corrupt corporation.

 Watch Mondays 9:30pm AEDT or On Demand


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His Dark Materials

Based on author Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the series has been picked up for two seasons and features a
stunning ensemble cast lead by Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for The Affair), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony winner for the musical Hamilton) and James McAvoy (Golden Globe nominee for Atonement).

The first 8-episode season follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, which leads to a quest in understanding a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.

Keen is joined by McAvoy as Lyra’s Uncle Asriel; Wilson as socialite Mrs Coulter; and Miranda as the adventurer Lee Scoresby.

The series also boasts a stellar supporting cast including Anne-Marie Duff, Clarke Peters, Will Keen, Ian Gelder, Georgina Campbell and James Cosmo. Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) has adapted the novels for television, with the first two episodes directed by Oscar-winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).

Watch Tuesdays 8:30pm AEDT or On Demand 


Catherine the Great

Oscar-winner Helen Mirren stars in the miniseries as the tumultuous monarch and politician who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century. The four-part historical drama will follow the end of Catherine’s reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.

Watch Sundays 7:30pm AEDT or On Demand


Britannia Season 2

At the far edges of the Roman Empire lies a land of powerful Druids and warrior queens – Britannia. And the Romans are here and set to stay.

Two years on from invading Britannia, General Aulus (David Morrissey) is romanising willing Celt tribes with the help of Celtic Queen Amena (Annabel Scholey), crushing those who try to resist. Aulus’s behaviour raises suspicions that he has another agenda; one that raises ghosts in Amena’s past and makes his threat to the Druids ever more critical.

The only form of hope for the Druids and Celts is Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox), a young girl being trained by outcast Druid Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), to fulfil a prophecy that would save Britannia from the Romans.  But when the dead man wakes, two Druid brothers – Veran (Mackenzie Crook) and Harka (Mackenzie Crook) begin an epic battle of wills that divides the Druids and puts the prophecy in jeopardy.

The series also sees Australian actress Liana Cornell return as Ania. Living with the Druids, Ania is thriving. She is learning fast and her ability to look after her child while she learns and practices, impresses all.

Watch from Tuesdays 9:30pm AEDT or On Demand 


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