[05/20/21 - 09:32 AM] Showtime(R) to Debut Dark Comedy "The End" on Sunday, July 18 In the series, 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.
[via press release from Showtime]
SHOWTIME(R) TO DEBUT DARK COMEDY "THE END" ON SUNDAY, JULY 18
Showtime Releases Trailer and Key Art for Half-Hour Comedy Series
Premiering at 8 PM ET/PT With Back-to-Back Episodes
LOS ANGELES - May 20, 2021 - SHOWTIME announced today that the new half-hour dark comedy series THE END, starring Emmy(R) nominee Harriet Walter (Succession, The Crown, Killing Eve) and Frances O'Connor (The Missing, Mansfield Park), will premiere with two episodes airing back-to-back beginning Sunday, July 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Produced by See-Saw Films, the 10-part series is a co-production between Sky UK and Foxtel Australia, and was created and written by Samantha Strauss and directed by Jessica M. Thompson and Jonathan Brough.
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In THE END, 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 END is a story about family, ethics and emotion, and mostly how it's never too late to start again. THE END 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.
The production company behind the series is Oscar(R), BAFTA(R) and Emmy-winning See-Saw Films (Top Of The Lake, State Of The Union), and it is executive produced by Rachel Gardner, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Emile Sherman and Iain Canning alongside Strauss. Endeavor Content handled U.S. and international sales.
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