US picks up The End

UK / Aussie drama with Harriet Walter, Frances O’Connor, Noni Hazlehurst gets picked up stateside.

Upcoming Foxtel drama The End has been picked up by Showtime in the US.

The 10 part UK / Australian co-production by See-Saw Films stars Harriet Walter, Frances O’Connor, Noni Hazlehurst, Morgan Davies and Luke Arnold. It tells the story of three generations of a family with separate but intersecting obsessions – trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it count.

Jana Winograde, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks, said, “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.”

The ten-part series, 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 series 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 series has screened in the UK but Foxtel is yet to announce an Aussie date.

Source: Deadline

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