The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty: Oct 4
In the final episode Rupert settles the burning question of which of his children will run the family business when he’s gone.
The final episode of Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty follows Rupert’s most humble day of his life – to arguably his most powerful moment.
Following the phone hacking fallout, Rupert’s reputation is in tatters. Rupert’s son James has failed to prove himself as a worthy successor, his political allies have deserted him, his beloved mother passes away, and revelations come to light about his wife’s infatuation with one of his friends.
Examining Rupert’s past, it’s clear he enjoys a battle, and boasts a unique inner strength to fuel a comeback.
Rupert meets Nigel Farage, and they begin plotting Brexit strategy. Then American billionaire, Donald Trump, meets Murdoch to discuss his plans to run for the US Presidency. Trump wants Rupert’s help and Murdoch senses opportunity.
On the personal front, Rupert begins dating model Jerry Hall.
Rupert promotes both sons as equals at the top of his Empire, setting them up in competition for who will be his ultimate successor. But before they can worry about who will take over, they must deal with Roger Ailes; the notorious co-founder of Fox News channel.
Murdoch is intimately involved in the campaign for the Brexit vote, and the US Presidency, and on both occasions, he finds himself on the winning side. With his comeback complete, Murdoch suffers a catastrophic yachting accident, but Rupert recovers, and surprises everyone with one last huge business deal worth $71 billion dollars. Finally, Rupert settles the burning question of which of his children will run the family business when he’s gone.
7:40pm Sunday on ABC.