The five best shows on Foxtel in 2016
Foxtel has announced its 2016 lineup. Here’s the best that the Pay TV provider has to offer.
Foxtel’s announcement of its 2016 lineup included a large number of locally produced returning series, several new Australian productions to add to its slate as well as a number of new series from international partners such as the BBC and HBO. Here’s the pick of the bunch for 2016.
Game Of Thrones (Showcase)
Season six of HBO's adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic promises to overtake the books upon which it is based, but can it keep up the level of thrills, kills and nudity? There's only one way to find out.
Based on a comic book series, Outcast is a 10-part series starring Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister and Brent Spiner that deals with the story of a man whose family and loved ones have been the subject of demonic possession since he was a child.
Based on the 1973 science fiction classic movie, with a cast including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood.
An HBO drama with a pilot directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Mick Jagger, promising a view of the music industry in the era of punk, disco and the dawn of hip-hop. Not one for the kids, then.
War and Peace (BBC First)
If your tastes run more towards epic novels, there's nothing that's more epic than War and Peace. Produced by the BBC, and starring Lily James, Paul Dano, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Greta Scacchi, Stephen Rea, Ken Stott and Ade Edmondson.
Here’s the full rundown of all the new and returning shows that Foxtel’s announced today, and the channels they will run on.
|SoHo||Wentworth, A Place To Call Home, Outlander|
|FOX8||Australia's Next Top Model, The Recruit, American Idol, Arrow, Pretty Little Liars, The Flash|
|Arena||The Real Housewives Of Melbourne|
|CI Network||Crimes That Shook Australia|
|History||Coast, Coast New Zealand|
|Lifestyle FOOD||The Great Australian Bake Off, River Cottage Australia|
|The LifeStyle Channel||Gogglebox Australia, Selling Houses Australia, Grand Designs Australia, Donna Hay - Basics to Brilliance, I Own Australia's Best Home, Tiny House World: Australia|
|LifeStyle HOME||Deadline Design|
|showcase||Game Of Thrones, Ballers, Ray Donovan, Girls, VEEP, Secret City, The Kettering Incident, Westworld, Vinyl, Only The Dead, The Women He's Undressed|
|FX||The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, Kingdom, Outcast, The Queen Of The South|
|BBC First||Luther, War and Peace, The Night Manager|
|13th Street||Vera, Murdoch Mysteries|
|The Comedy Channel||Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City|
|UKTV||Call The Midwife|
|Discovery||Bride of Jaws|
|Foxtel Arts||From Broadway to La Scala|