'The End' on Showtime: Air time, how to watch, cast and all about the Australian dark comedy
Showtime is known for creating engaging stories for its viewers and taking them on an emotional journey that they will not be able to forget for a long, long time. A lot of shows on the network resonate with the lives of the people and that’s why it is one of the most-watched networks in the US.
Shows like ‘The Chi’, ‘Homeland’ and ‘Billions’ have been some of the most thought-provoking shows over the years and they continue to enthrall viewers with really amazing storylines. The network is set to come up with another amazing show that will encourage people to think about their families.
Titled ‘The End’, the show is an Australian dark-comedy series revolving around three generations of a family living with separate but intersecting obsessions, trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it all count. The series has already been a spectacular hit in Australia and now it is making its way to the US.
The makers would be hoping for a similar kind of success in the US as well. Here’s everything we know about ‘The End’.
The Australian series will be premiering exclusively in the US on Showtime on Sunday, July 18, at 8 pm ET.
How to watch
The official press release says ‘The End’ will be airing on the network on July 18. Viewers can download the Showtime App for watching the show. The network can also be streamed via different devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, and Xbox One. If you are not based out of the US, then you might need to use a VPN to watch the series.
The official synopsis reads, “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 show stars Primetime Emmy-nominated actress Harriet Walter as Edie Henley. Walter has been a part of the industry for over four decades now and made her acting debut in 1979 with Rebecca'sTV series. The actress went on to make her Broadway debut in 1983. For her work in various Royal Shakespeare Company productions, including ‘Twelfth Night’ (1987–88) and ‘Three Sisters’ (1988), she won the 1988 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival.
She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play when she played the role of Elizabeth I in ‘Mary Stuart’ on Broadway in 2009. Recently, she was nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category for her role in the HBO series ‘Succession’.
Frances O’Connor portrays the character of Dr Kate Brennan.
The actress is known for appearing in projects like ‘AI Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Cashmere Mafia’, ‘Once Upon a Time’, ‘The Conjuring 2’ and ‘Locke & Key’.
It also stars four-time Australian Film Institute award winner Noni Hazlehurst, Roy Billing, Robyn Nevin, Luke Arnold, Morgan Davies, Ingrid Torelli, John Waters, Brendan Cowell, and Alex Dimitriades.
Created and written by Samantha Strauss, the show has been an amazing success in Australia. The 10-part series is a co-production between Sky UK and Foxtel Australia while it is directed by Jessica M Thompson and Jonathan Brough.
You can watch the trailer here.
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