Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Showtime Acquires Australian Dark Comedy 'The End' Starring Harriet Walter and Frances O'Connor

Showtime has today picked up the 10-episode first season of the Australian original dark comedy series The End starring Harriet Walter (Succession, Killing Eve) and Frances O'Connor (The Missing). The series will premiere in 2021.

Three generations of a family live with separate but intersecting obsessions - trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it all count.

In addition to Walter and O'Connor, the cast also features Noni Hazlehurst, Roy Billing, Robyn Nevin, Luke Arnold, Morgan Davies and Ingrid Torelli.

Samantha Strauss created the series, with Jessica M. Thompson and Jonathan Brough directing. They executive produce with Rachel Gardner, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Emile Sherman and Iain Canning. Endeavor Content and See-Saw Films produce.

"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," said Jana Winograde, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks. "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."