UK actress Harriet Walter is set to star with Australia’s Frances O’Connor in The End, a 10-part series about three generations of a family, that wlll start shooting in Queensland in Australia in October.
See-Saw Films is producing the series, a co-production between Sky in the UK and Australia’s Foxtel. It will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK and Ireland in 2019. Endeavour Content is selling the series internationally.
The End is written by Samatha Strauss, who co-created the hit Australian series Dance Academy,, It ill be directed by Australia’s Jessica M Thompson and Jonathan Brough. Louise Smith and Carol Hughes are producing, with Sky’s Liz Lewin and Anne Mensah executive producing with Penny Winn and Carly Heaton for Foxtel.
Further executive producers on the series are Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Rachel Gardner, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Strauss.
O’Connor will play an Australian-based palliative care specialist who is strongly opposed to euthanasia. Walter willl star as her mother, living in England, who feels just as strongly about her right to die.
“It’s rare to see the complexities of life for middle aged and older women depicted on screen but Sam Strauss has created just that,” said See-Saw’s Gardner.