MEDIA RELEASE: Monday December 14, 2020
Foxtel announces 2021 lineup
New Foxtel Original The End
Final season of prison drama Wentworth
Highly anticipated Mare of Easttown and Industry
LifeStyle favourites Love It Or List It & Grand Designs Australia
Reality juggernaut The Real Housewives of Melbourne
Must-see sport offering and the latest blockbuster movies
Foxtel has announced a massive line-up of the hottest entertainment in 2021, featuring the world’s best live sport, drama, movies and shows all in the one place.
Foxtel’s 2021 line-up features an impressive slate of new and exclusive dramas headlined by the Foxtel Original The End. Starring internationally acclaimed actresses Frances O’Connor and Dame Harriet Walter alongside an all-star cast, the dark comedy drama will make its debut in February.
Other new dramas include the highly anticipated Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet; A Teacher, based on the Hannah Fidell film of the same name; fast-paced British banking drama Industry, from Mickey Down and Konrad Kay and recently renewed for a second season; and psychological thriller Red Bird Lane, with Susan Sarandon. 2021 will also see the eagerly awaited reboot of the iconic Gossip Girl.
Returning dramas include second seasons of courthouse drama All Rise; crime drama Prodigal Son; and Batwoman with a new hero, actress Javicia Leslie, under the cowl; a sixth season of the ever-popular Outlander starring Australia’s David Berry; and new seasons of HBO hits Succession, Righteous Gemstones, Insecure and Barry among others.
Locally, Foxtel’s internationally acclaimed, hit prison drama series Wentworth returns for its final season, while Mr Inbetween (produced by FX Productions) is currently being filmed in Sydney and returns for a third season.
After a sporting year like no other, 2021 is shaping up to be another unforgettable year of action on the field, track, pitch and court. The giant ad-free summer cricket schedule kicks off Foxtel’s year of sport, followed closely by the NAB AFLW season and the Repco Supercars Championship series in February. The NRL and AFL premiership seasons return to Foxtel in March with every game of the regular season of both codes live and ad break free during play. Formula 1, A-League, Golf, NBA, NFL, Tennis, Surfing and more will also feature in Foxtel’s must-see sport offering.
2021 will also see a blockbuster year of movies on Foxtel including all the box office favourites from the major studios as well as more than 1000 premium movies available to watch On Demand. In January, special movie events include the Harry Potter Movie Takeover featuring all eight Harry Potter movies; while in February, couples and singles alike can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a huge collection of romantic films.
Reality heats up in 2021 with the highly anticipated return of The Real Housewives of Melbourne S5. Global pop culture phenomenon 90 Day Fiancé will have viewers hooked with its many spin off series, and the countdown is on to the final season ever of iconic reality series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Lifestyle lovers will see all their local favourites returning including Gogglebox Australia S13, Love It or List It Australia S4 and Grand Designs Australia S9, while international offerings include both The Great British Bake Off S11 and The Great Kiwi Bake Off S2.
2021 will also see a huge line-up of incredible docuseries including OJ & Nicole: An American Tragedy; Tiger and a second season of The Vow. And there’s plenty of other factual entertainment including the hugely popular Coast Australia S4 returning in January, and season two of true crime series Forensic Files II.