HBO and local dramas a Foxtel highlight
The Peacemaker, And Just Like That, House of the Dragon, Ragdoll amongst new Foxtel titles coming.
Foxtel Group has confirmed a number of new and returning titles for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022.
There are also new local Dramas, Documentaries and major Sport on the way.
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House of the Dragon,
And Just Like That,
The North Water,
The Sex Lives of College Girls,
The Cleaning Lady,
Music Box: Jagged,
What Happened Brittany Murphy,
100 Foot Wave,
A Discovery of Witches,
Raised by Wolves,
Foxtel Original dramas include The Twelve, a gripping courtroom drama that tells the story of 12 ordinary Australians who are selected for jury duty in a murder trial as traumatising as it is controversial, in which a woman stands accused of killing a child. The writing team for The Twelve features a stellar line-up including Wentworth’s Leah Purcell.
And after a hugely successful first season, award-winning comedy drama series Upright will return for a second season with actor, musician and comedian Tim Minchin and rising global star Milly Alcock reprising their roles as misfit duo Lucky and Meg. The pair will trade the Nullabor Desert for the steamy tropics of Far North Queensland as they hit the road – and the river – on a mission.
New international dramas coming to Foxtel over the coming months include arctic thriller The North Water with Jack O’Connell and Colin Farrell; and Ragdoll, a serial killer drama from the makers of Killing Eve. Both series premiere On Demand next month.
2022 will bring the long-awaited Game of Thrones prequel, House of Dragon, based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood”, and starring Upright’s Milly Alcock. Other exclusive dramas coming next year include The Cleaning Lady, created by Miranda Kwok; new DC superhero series The Peacemaker with John Cena; and dystopian miniseries DMZ. Also coming in 2022, Shining Vale starring Courtney Cox; and Somebody Somewhere, a new comedy series starring and executive produced by comedian and singer Bridget Everett.
Returning international favourites include second seasons of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi drama Raised by Wolves starring Aussie Travis Fimmel; and teen drama Euphoria with Emmy Award-winner Zendaya; as well as new seasons of Righteous Gemstones, Young Rock, A Discovery of Witches and Outlander.
The next 12 months will also see a huge breadth of unscripted content airing on Foxtel’s FOX Docos. The dedicated destination for premium documentaries has delivered viewing growth of more than 130% on its predecessor, Foxtel Arts, and more than 300% in the key 25-39 viewing demographic. Key titles coming up on FOX Docos include Music Box: Jagged, a detailed look at Alanis Morrisette’s pivotal album; What Happened Brittany Murphy, an expose on the death of the Hollywood starlet; and 100 Foot Wave, following surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara.
In sport, after another challenging and unpredictable year, 2022 will see the return of big crowds, electric atmosphere and unmissable moments across all codes. The action kicks off with Fox Cricket’s coverage of the Ashes with every ball to be shown live and ad-free during play in 4K Ultra High Definition for a premium viewing experience. As a key broadcast partner of ESPN in Australia, Foxtel is proud to be bringing all NBL games and select NBA games to fans across the summer along with every match of the WNBL for the first time ever. March will see the return of NRL and AFL with every game of both regular seasons to be broadcast live and ad break free during play.
In addition, Foxtel will showcase every match of the newly acquired Super Netball Season along with Australian International Tests and Quad Series. There will also be must-watch Supercars and Formula 1 events along with Main Event Boxing, Golf, AFLW, NFL, Surfing and more as part of Foxtel’s unrivalled sport offering.