Foxtel premieres more exclusive new international drama in 2020

Foxtel is set to premiere even more high quality, exclusive new international drama content in 2020, all available to watch on Foxtel’s premium drama channels and to stream On Demand on Foxtel NOW.

This stellar line-up of international drama rolling out over the coming months includes:

I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE

Starts Monday, May 11 at 11am & 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on FOX SHOWCASE

Starring Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo and based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, the six-part series follows Dominick Birdsey, as he struggles to care for his troubled twin brother, Thomas, while discovering the truth about his own family history. Ruffalo appears in the double-role of the identical twin brothers and is joined on screen by an outstanding ensemble cast: Melissa Leo, Archie Punjabi, Rosie O’Donnell, Kathryn Hahn, Imogen Poots and Juliette Lewis.

 

THE A WORD – Series Three

Starts Wednesday, May 13 at 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on BBC FIRST

Starring Lee Ingleby, Morven Christie and Christopher Eccleston, the story follows Joe, 10, who is living in two places at once, processing the seismic change in his life through the filter of his autism. Alison and Paul are divorced and live 100 miles apart. Nicole has moved to London. Eddie lives with his dad. Rebecca is pregnant. Only Maurice is holding it together. A family is always a puzzle and this one needs piecing back together, albeit in a different shape.

 

BAD EDUCATION

Stars Sunday, May 17 at 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on FOX SHOWCASE

Inspired by true events, the feature length film stars Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman and Academy Award winner Allison Janney. The story follows Frank Tassone (Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Janney) who reign over a popular Long Island school district on the verge of the nation’s top spot, spurring record college admissions and soaring property values. But when an embezzlement scheme surfaces, Frank is forced to maintain order, by whatever means necessary.

 

FLACK – Season Two

Starts Monday, May 18 at 7.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on FOX ONE

Starring Academy Award winner Anna Paquin as Robyn, a talented celebrity publicist whose personal life is spiraling out of control. Season Two sees Robyn discover she’s pregnant, before throwing herself in to managing her new super-client, a model. Meanwhile, Robyn’s sister, Ruth (Genevieve Angelson) is convinced Robyn’s sobriety is just a front. Guest stars Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Martha Plimpton, Daniel Dae Kim and Lydia Wilson.

 

BELGRAVIA

Starts Sunday, May 24 at 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on BBC FIRST

Starring Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister and Harriet Walter and written by Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, this six-part series is a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th century. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful eve of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come.

 

PERRY MASON

Starts Monday, June 22 at 11am & 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on FOX SHOWCASE

Executive produced by Robert Downey Jr. and starring Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany and John Lithgow, the eight-episode detective drama is set in 1932 Los Angeles and focuses on the origin story of famed defence lawyer, Perry Mason (Rhys).  Living as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage – but a kidnapping gone wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city, as he uncovers the truth.

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – Season Two

Starts Thursday, June 25 at 8.30pm, streaming on FOXTEL NOW and screening on FOX SHOWCASE

The ten-episode vampire mockumentary series follows vampire housemates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) and their familiar Guillermo (Harvey Guillen), who have lived together for hundreds of years, as they return to give insights into their ‘nightly’ lives on Staten Island, NY. Season two sees Guillermo, discovering he is a descendant of famed vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing.

 

THE UNDOING

Coming Soon to FOX SHOWCASE and streaming on Foxtel NOW

Premiering in the second half of 2020, written by David. E. Kelley and starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, this highly-anticipated six-part thriller focuses on Kidman’s Grace Fraser, a successful New York City therapist, her devoted husband, Jonathan (Grant) and her young son. A chasm opens in Grace’s seemingly perfect life: a violent death, a missing spouse and a chain of terrible revelations. Co-stars esteemed actors Donald Sutherland and Edgar Ramirez.

 

THE THIRD DAY

Coming Soon to FOX SHOWCASE and streaming on Foxtel NOW

Premiering in the second half of 2020 and starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris, the six-episode series is divided in to two parts: “Summer” and “Winter”. In Summer, one man (Law) visits a mysterious island off the British coast and discovers a group of inhabitants intent on preserving their home at any cost. In the second half, Winter, a strong-willed outsider (Harris) comes to the island seeking answers – but instead causes a battle to decide its fate. Co-stars Emily Watson, Paddy Considine and Katherine Waterston.

All of the content listed is exclusive in Australia to Foxtel. It will be available to watch on Foxtel and to stream for Foxtel subscribers On Demand via internet connected IQ boxes, on smartphones and tablets using the Foxtel GO app and via Foxtel NOW.