Foxtel starts summer early with programming Summer Fest

• Helen Mirren as Catherine The Great on November 3 and much more

Summer has arrived early with Foxtel launching Summer Fest – a massive line-up of the entertainment featuring the world’s best drama, movies and shows all in the one place.

Headlining Foxtel’s Summer Fest campaign is a huge slate of new and exclusive dramas including the star-studded Watchmen (Oct 21), based on one of most the iconic graphic novels of all time; Catherine the Great (Nov 3), starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren as one of the world’s most infamous monarchs; as well as the highly anticipated series His Dark Materials (Nov 5) based on author Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name.

Also in November is the epic three-part drama series War of the Worlds (Nov 7), the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells‘ seminal tale; new courtroom drama All Rise (Nov 12); and the chilling new crime drama Prodigal Son (Nov 13) starring Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright, a gifted criminal psychologist and son of the notorious serial killer The Surgeon (Michael Sheen).

December will see the premiere of Foxtel Original series Upright (Dec 1), written by and starring critically acclaimed musician, comedian, actor, writer and director Tim Minchin; as well as FX’s new adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring Australian actor Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge.

This Summer, Foxtel brings the cinema experience home across 11 dedicated HD channels including a new Ultra HD 4K channel, and over 1000 movies available to stream on demand. Launching November 7, Foxtel Movies Ultra HD includes this year’s blockbuster hits Aquaman and Bumblebee, and titles including MI: Ghost Protocol, Saving Private Ryan, and movies from the wizarding world with all eight Harry Potter movies and the two Fantastic Beasts movies.

Other shows include the third season of the hugely popular Outback Opal Hunters (Oct 17), brand new local reality series The Veronicas: Blood Is For Life (Nov); hilarious new Aussie series Road to Riches (Nov 12) with host Lucas Callaghan; and Discovery’s long-running, annual Shark Week (Dec 5) – seven days of terrifying, shark-infested programming.

Foxtel Summerfest 2019 preview

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