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[09/15/20 - 12:02 PM]
Showtime(R) to Air Dark Comedy Series "The End" from the Producers of "Top of the Lake" and "State of the Union"
Harriet Walter and Frances O'Connor star in the 10-episode series, due in 2021.







END, THE (SHOWTIME)
Premieres in TBA 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, September 2020) SHOWTIME has picked up the 10-episode first season of THE END, a half-hour dark comedy series starring Emmy nominee Harriet Walter (Succession, The Crown, Killing Eve) and Golden Globe nominee Frances O'Connor (The Missing, Mansfield Park). 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 is scheduled to premiere on SHOWTIME in 2021. A coproduction between Sky UK and Foxtel Australia, the series was created and written by Samantha Strauss and is directed by Jessica M. Thompson and Jonathan Brough. The announcement was made today by Jana Winograde, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. O'Connor plays Dr. Kate Brennan, 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Frances O'Connor as Kate Brennan
· Harriet Walter as Edie Henley
· Ingrid Torelli
· Luke Arnold
· Morgan Davies
· Noni Hazlehurst
· Robyn Nevin
· Roy Billing
CREW INFORMATION:
· Emile Sherman as EP
· Hakan Kousetta as EP
· Iain Canning as EP
· Jamie Laurenson as EP
· Jessica M. Thompson as DIR
· Rachel Gardner as EP
· Samantha Strauss as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· See-Saw Films