Whats On: FOX SHOWCASE in May

Here’s all you need to know about the new and returning series arriving to FOX SHOWCASE this May.


 

Wentworth – New Season

Season 7 of the multi award-winning drama Wentworth returns with the prison on the brink of imploding as the fiery confrontation between the two emerging titans, Rita and Marie, is imminent after series 6’s bloody finale.

With the case of Joan Ferguson presumably closed, a significantly pregnant Vera and her co-conspirators in the Freak’s demise, Will and Jake, are off the hook, at least for now. Meanwhile, Wentworth’s eclectic mix of misfits are fracturing as the powers of love, deception and revenge threaten to break them apart for good.

Protection is the overarching theme of this latest installment, with even our noblest heroes becoming morally compromised in their mission to defend the people they love, even if it has deadly consequences. The on-set of dementia finds Liz clutching at any semblance of hope while Boomer has to deal with the residual of her broken family.

Catch up on the story so far with Wentworth Seasons 1 – 6 available to stream now, or watch all month on BOX SETS.

Stream or watch Season 7 from Tuesday 28 May at 8.30pm AEST, with new episodes available weekly.


Gentleman Jack

Set in 1832 West Yorkshire, England, Gentleman Jack is inspired by the true-story and coded journals of Anne Lister (played by Suranne Jones), and follows her attempt to revitalize her inherited home, Shibdhen Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of Lister’s plan is to help the fate of her own family by taking a wife.

Gentleman Jack premiers Sunday 19 May at 7.30pm AEST, with new episodes available to stream or watch weekly.


Fosse/Verdon

Spanning five decades, FOSSE/VERDON explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time.

Only Bob can create the ground-breaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost.

 Stream or watch FOSSE/VERDON from Sunday 26 May at 8.30pm AEST, with new episodes available weekly.


Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

For a year, acclaimed British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay was embedded on the set of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” chronicling the creation of the show’s most ambitious and complicated season.

Debuting one week after the series finale, the special delves deep into the mud and blood to reveal the tears and triumphs involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life in the very real studios, fields and car-parks of Northern Ireland.

Made with unprecedented access, GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH is an up-close and personal portrait from the trenches of production, following the crew and the cast as they contend with extreme weather, punishing deadlines and an ever-excited fandom hungry for spoilers.

Much more than a “making of” documentary, this is a funny, heartbreaking story, told with wit and intimacy, about the bittersweet pleasures of what it means to create a world – and then have to say goodbye to it.

Jeanie Finlay’s previous credits include the documentaries “Seahorse”, “Orion: The Man Who Would Be King”, “Pantomine”, “The Great Hip Hop Hoax”, “Sound It Out” and “Goth Cruise”. GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH is her eighth feature film.

Stream or watch new episodes weekly from Monday 27 May at 11am AEST, with an 8.30pm AEST encore.


RETURNING


Game of Thrones Season 8

 

The epic six-episode finale season of HBO’s global television phenomenon transports viewers back to the fantasy continents of Westeros and Essos, where summers can span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Over the past seven seasons, Game of Thrones has become a cultural icon, attracting record viewers and critical acclaim worldwide. The series garnered nine wins at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, and the show stands as the most Emmy-winning primetime scripted series ever with a record 47 awards.

Game of Thrones – The Final Season continues Mondays at 11am with an 8.30pm AEST encore.


Thrones 360

Thrones 360 is the ultimate accompaniment to Foxtel’s exclusive screening of Game of Thrones. Each week our dedicated Thrones 360 hosts, James Mathison and Stephanie ‘Hex’ Bendixsen dissects previous seasons and the episode that has just screened that day on FOX SHOWCASE.

On Monday April 15 at 9.30pm, the series will transform in to a live aftershow, Thrones 360: LIVE, filmed in front of a live studio audience and immediately following the broadcast of each new episode of Game of Thrones.

Each week, James and Stephanie will invite celebrity guests and GoT experts in to the studio to help them analyse that day’s Game of Thrones episode, by discussing key plot details and moments the audience may have missed and speculating on future storylines.

THRONES 360 LIVE continues Mondays, immediately following Game of Thrones.


What We Do In The Shadows 


Based on the mockumentary horror comedy film of the same name, the new series tells the story of three vampire roommates born during different eras, who have to adapt to modern times as they attempt to survive the New World on Staten Island.

What We Do in the Shadows continues Tuesdays at 8.30pm AEST, with new episodes available to stream or watch weekly.


Veep – The Final Season


Veep: Series Synopsis – Final season of the award-winning comedy series starring Emmy® winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the former Veep and one time President who’s looking to get back to the Oval Office as she runs for President, again.

Veep – The Final Season continues Tuesdays at 7.30pm AEST, with new episodes available to stream or watch weekly.


Barry Season 2

Barry: Series Synopsis – Bill Hader and Henry Winkler reprise their Emmy® winning roles in HBO’s dark comedy series about a depressed war vet-turned hitman who finds passion and romance in a local acting class while on a job in LA. In season two, Barry struggles mightily to focus exclusively on the theatre and his girlfriend / classmate Sally, hoping against hope to rid himself of the ties that bind him to a Chechen mob group now led by NoHo Hank, who ascended to the top job after Barry whacked his boss last season.

Barry continues Tuesdays at 8.00pm AEST, with new episodes available to stream or watch weekly.


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