The End, the British/Australian darkish comedy drama starring The Crown and Succession star Harriet Walter and Mansfield Park’s Frances O’Connor, is heading to Showtime.
The ViacomCBS-owned community has acquired the 10-episode first season of the drama, which is produced by Top of the Lake producer See-Saw Films and was a co-production between Sky and Australia’s Foxtel. Endeavor Content dealt with the U.S. deal.
O’Connor performs Dr Kate Brennan, an Australian-based specialist in palliative care. Euthanasia is a hot-button matter in Kate’s subject of labor and he or she is passionate in her opposition. On the opposite aspect of the world, Kate’s mom Edie Henley, performed by Walter, feels simply as strongly about her proper to die. Kate has little selection however to ship Edie out from England and deposit her in a close-by retirement village within the Gold Coast – Edie’s worst nightmare. While Kate struggles together with her personal issues, her youngsters are attempting to work out who they’re, and who they need to be. What follows is a narrative about dad and mom and kids, ethics and emotion, and principally the way it’s by no means too late to start out once more.
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The present additionally stars Noni Hazlehurst, Roy Billing, Robyn Nevin, Luke Arnold, Morgan Davies and Ingrid Torelli.
The ten-part collection, which was filmed in Queensland, was created and written by Samantha Strauss (Dance Academy) and directed by Jessica M Thompson (The Light of the Moon) and Jonathan Brough (Rosehaven). Executive Producers for the collection are Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Rachel Gardner, Samantha Strauss, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. Louise Smith and Carol Hughes are Producers, with Patrick Walters as Associate Producer. Executive Producers for Sky are Liz Lewin and Anne Mensah. Executive Producers for Foxtel are Penny Win and Carly Heaton.
The collection will air on Showtime in 2021.
It is the newest worldwide collection picked up by the premium cable community. Last 12 months, the broadcaster purchased Back To Life, a darkish comedy from Fleabag producers Harry and Jack Williams and Daisy Haggard (Episodes) and earlier this 12 months it picked up UKTV drama We Hunt Together.
Jana Winograde, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks, stated, “The End is a funny, messy look at a family across the various stages of life — teenage to middle age to old age — and the unique challenges each stage brings. At times whimsical, sad and incredibly life-affirming, the series demonstrates people’s ability to change – and how even those who never believe they can be happy again can find their way back. With such strong writing and acting, we are thrilled to be able to give The End a beginning with Showtime viewers.”