Foxtel highlights for the month of June include The Twelve, Around the World in 80 Days, Father of the Bride, Irma Vep, The Gordita Chronicles, Westworld and Muhammad Ali: A Film by Ken Burns.
A gripping murder case. One of the biggest ensemble casts of any drama in the country. Twelve ordinary citizens summoned for jury duty. Over 10 episodes, new FOXTEL Original crime-drama The Twelve will have you captivated as the loves and lives of the jurors – their conflicts, their families, their secrets – are put to the ultimate test while they decide the fate of a woman charged with murder. Featuring an all-star cast, including Sam Neill, Marta Dusseldorp, Kate Mulvany, Brendan Cowell, Pallavi Sharda, Hazem Shammas, Ngali Shaw and Brooke Satchwell, this television event is not to be missed.
Duration: 60 mins x 10 | Premiering Tuesday June 21 at 8.30pm | Fox Showcase
The Ones You Can’t Miss
Around the World in 80 Days
It’s time to go global with an intriguing adventure into the unknown, as the TV adaptation of the classic novel is brought to life. It all begins with a snap decision by the show’s hero, Phileas Fogg (David Tennant). “He decides that this is where his life changes and he’s going to take a risk,” Tennant says. All aboard!
Duration: 60 mins | Premiering Sunday June 26 at 8.30pm | BBC First
Father of the Bride
Save the date! This modern update of the movie favourite of the same name brings warmth, sentiment and laughter as a doting father comes to terms with his daughter’s engagement to a very wealthy man, who lives the opposite life to theirs. With Andy García and Gloria Estefan leading the cast, you’ll be saying, “I do.”
Duration: 117 mins | Premiering Thursday June 16 at 5pm | On Demand
Disillusioned by her career and recent break-up, American movie star Mira (Alicia Vikander) moves to France to play Irma Vep in a remake of the silent film classic, crime thriller Les Vampires. But she soon finds herself struggling as the line between art and reality, actor and character begins to blur and merge.
Duration: 60 mins x 8 | Premiering EXPRESS Wednesday June 8 at 8.30pm | Fox Showcase
The Gordita Chronicles
If you’re looking for a heart of gold, 12-year-old Carlota ‘Cucu’ Castelli (Olivia Goncalves) is your girl. Set in the 1980s, this comedy – revolving around Castelli’s family leaving the life they know in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and emigrating to Miami – is full of humour and bravado.
Duration: 30 mins x 10 | Date TBA | Fox8
Nothing is ever as it seems when it comes to this Emmy Award-winning sci-fi drama. Ambitious and imaginative on all levels, Westworld – starring Thandiwe Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson and Ed Harris – elevates the concept of adventure and thrillseeking to new, ultimately dangerous, heights. After last season’s shock events and with the hosts now roaming the real world, all bets are off when the show returns.
Duration: 60 mins x 8 | Premiering Monday June 27 EXPRESS at 11am and 8.30pm | Fox Showcase
Muhammad Ali: A Film by Ken Burns
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali was one of the world’s greatest athletes with his combination of lightning speed, grace and power in the ring, and his charm and outspoken personality outside of it. This eye-opening documentary takes us inside his world – – the proud father, adoring son, unfaithful husband, devout Muslim and Parkinson’s sufferer – and the legacy he left behind.
Duration: 90 mins x 4 | Premiering Thursday June 9 at 8.30pm | Fox Docos
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