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Foxtel Picks Up Castle Rock & More


Foxtel has secured a multiyear deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution that includes series such as Castle Rock and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.

Castle Rock, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and executive producers and writers Sam Saw and Dustin Thomason, is set in the Stephen King multiverse. The ten-part series is airing on FOX Showcase.

Legacies, the new occult drama series from Julie Plec, will premiere on FOX8 this Thursday, November 15, at 9:30 p.m. Coming to FOX8 in 2019 is the drama Roswell, New Mexico, based on the Roswell High book series as imagined by The Originals’ Carina Adly MacKenzie and Plec. Also launching on FOX8 next year is Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, the 10-episode spin-off of the hit series Pretty Little Liars from executive producer and writer I. Marlene King, based on the Alloy Entertainment book series.

All four series will also be available at launch to stream through Foxtel On Demand on internet-connected iQ set-top boxes and on streaming services Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s executive director of television, said: “Warner Bros. Television is one of the entertainment industry’s most respected producers of original and award-winning drama and comedy, and this new deal will further enrich Foxtel’s incredible slate of exclusive international content.”

Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, said: “We are pleased to have concluded this deal with Foxtel to bring these distinctive and entertaining series to audiences in Australia.”

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