October 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…..
Featuring a star-studded cast including Oscar winners Regina King, Jeremy Irons and Louis Gosset Jr. and celebrated actors Frances Fisher and Don Johnson, Watchmen is based on one of most the iconic graphic novels of all time and is set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws.
Written and executive produced by Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) and directed by Nicole Kassell (Westworld, The Leftovers), the 9-part series embraces the nostalgia of the original ground-breaking graphic novel of the same name, while setting out to break new ground of its own. Nine Inch Nails musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have created the original music for the series.
Watchmen is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros Television. It is based on the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.
Watch Mondays 8:30pm AEDT from October 21 or On Demand
The second season stars Lizzy Caplan as a younger version of Annie Wilkes, who was played by Kathy Bates in the 1990 film Misery, which featured Bates as a former nurse and crazed fan of James Caan’s novelist, Paul Sheldon.
In Season 2, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when Wilkes gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Stephen King alum Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) will also star with Elsie Fisher, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi and Matthew Alan. Robbins will play another notable King character in Reginald “Pop” Merrill, from King’s 1990 novella The Sun Dog.
The Patriarch of Stephen King’s iconic crime family, Pop is dying of cancer and at a reckoning with his family. John “Ace” Merrill is taking over his uncle’s businesses and threatening a fragile peace with nearby Jerusalem’s Lot. Paul Sparks will play “Ace,” another legendary King character, portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland in Stand By Me. During the first season, it was revealed that Shawshank State Penitentiary (The Shawshank Redemption) is located nearby.
Watch Thursdays 7:30pm AEDT from October 24 or On Demand
The Walking Dead is a story that started 10 years ago with one man trying to find his family. That family grew and gradually communities took shape. They fought and survived, thrived and gave birth to a new generation. It is a tale of humankind and there are more stories to tell. It is now Spring, a few months after the end of Season 9, when our group of survivors dared to cross into Whisperer territory during the harsh winter. The collected communities are still dealing with the after effects of Alpha’s horrific display of power, reluctantly respecting the new borderlines being imposed on them, all while organising themselves into a militia-style fighting force, preparing for a battle that may be unavoidable.
Watch Mondays 1pm AEDT (2pm from November 4) or On Demand
Charismatic, yet volatile hitman Ray Shoesmith must navigate his chilling business while also maintaining friendships, parental responsibilities and a fledgling romance in a narrative driven by dark humour and offbeat conversation.
Watch Fridays 2pm AEST or Stream OnDemand | Special primetime encore Sundays at 8:30pm.
MAYANS M.C. is the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is 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.
Watch Wednesdays 8:30pm AEDT or OnDemand.
When beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered, Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson, along with local police, must track down his killer. But this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims.
Watch Thursdays 8:30pm AEDT or OnDemand
AMERICAN HORROR STORY is an anthology horror drama series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winning franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television. In this season expect Lycra, big hair, leopard-print, shoulder pads and seriously short shorts. Oh, and a killer on the loose – duh! It’s 1984 and the counselors of this camp deep in the woods are going to have a lot more on their hands than just rowdy teens testing their patience. Fans of classic slasher flicks of the 1980s will undoubtedly be enthralled by this homage to the genre, which promises to be equal parts terrifying and entertaining.
Watch Thursdays 9:30pm AEDT or OnDemand.
The Affair centred on the emotional and psychological effects an affair has on two couples, which each involved telling their side of the story from their own perspective. Season five will chronicle the aftermath of the Season 4 finale with each character coming to terms with the consequences of their choices as they make the realisation that if they really want to change their futures, they must first, face the past.
Watch Sundays 8:30pm AEDT or OnDemand.
The Roy family – Logan Roy and his four children – controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. Succession tracks their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their aging father begins to step back from the company. Created by Oscar and WGA nominee Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop), Succession kicks off its second season this August. Set in New York, Succession explores themes of power, politics, money, and family. Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the tough, powerful, aging patriarch, is head of Waystar Royco, a family-controlled international media conglomerate. He is married to his third wife, Marcia (Hiam Abbass), a loving, formidable partner. The Roy family, which includes troubled former heir-apparent Kendall (Jeremy Strong), his outspoken, fun-loving brother Roman (Kieran Culkin), and his savvy but conflicted sister, Shiv (Sarah Snook), jousting for power as they struggle to retain control of their father’s empire. While the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them.
Watch Mondays 7:30pm AEDT or OnDemand
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