Thursday, May 20, 2021

Showtime Announces Premiere Date for Comedy 'The End' Starring Harriet Walter and Frances O'Connor

Showtime has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original comedy series The End starring Harriet Walter and Frances O'Connor.

The 10-episode first season will launch on Sunday, July 18 at 8/7c. with back-to-back episodes.

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. The series centers on Dr. Kate Brennan (O'Connor), an Australian-based specialist in palliative care. Euthanasia is a hot-button topic in Kate's field of work, and she is passionate in her opposition. On the other side of the world, Kate's mother Edie Henley (Walter) feels just as strongly about her right to die. Kate has little choice but to ship Edie out from England and deposit her in Australia's Gold Coast in a nearby retirement community - Edie's worst nightmare. While Kate struggles with her own problems, her children, one of whom is a teenage trans boy, are trying to work out who they are and who they want to be.

The cast also includes Noni Hazlehurst, Roy Billing, Robyn Nevin, Luke Arnold, Morgan Davies, Ingrid Torelli, John Waters, Brendan Cowell and Alex Dimitriades.

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.