Based on the best-selling Australian novel by Marele Day, Lambs of God is a new original series by Foxtel, which features an all-star cast and is set to premiere on FOX Showcase this July. It tells an epic and fantastical tale of faith, love, and redemption — and it all begins with three nuns living in seclusion on an isolated island.
It was a little over a year ago when Foxtel announced its plans of bringing this highly-acclaimed novel to life following the success of another original mini-series, Picnic At Hanging Rock. The time has finally come for this new original series to air starring an international cast, which includes Emmy Award winning actress Ann Dowd, Australia’s very own Essie Davis and Sam Reid, and UK actress Jessica Barden. Don’t miss this four-episode mini-series with the first 2 episodes premiering on July 21 at 8:30pm AEST, and the 3rd and 4th episode both airing the following week on July 28 at the same time on Foxtel’s FOX Showcase.
Lambs of God TV Preview
Foxtel’s new provocative series revolves around three nuns, each a generation apart, who are living in seclusion on an isolated island. The three women spend their days living a seemingly harmonious and quiet life inside a dilapidated monastery, where they work, pray, knit, and tell each other fairy tale stories. While it seems as though they’ve been forgotten by the rest of the world, an ambitious young priest named Father Ignatius suddenly arrives on a mission from the Church.
Lambs of God was recently screened in the official competition at Series Mania in France, and eventually drew praise from critics and audiences alike. One reviewer even described it as ‘the best series of the official competition’. That said, it looks like Foxtel has another success on their hands with this new original mini-series set to premiere next month.
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Watch or Stream Foxtel’s Lambs of God
With Wentworth and Big Little Lies approaching their respective season finales next month, you’ll definitely want to make sure that you have something to watch right after that’s just as gripping and thrilling. Foxtel’s Lambs of God is a definite contender and you can start watching the first 2 episodes when it premieres on July 21, Sunday at 8:30pm AEST. To tune in to the premiere, simply subscribe to Foxtel’s Drama Pack, which houses the FOX Showcase channel — home to Lambs of God, as well as other major shows like Pose and Fear the Walking Dead.
You can also sign up to get Foxtel’s Entertainment + Drama pack and get your first 2 months free! But better hurry because this offer ends 30 June 2019.
Come July 28, you’ll also be able to stream all four episodes via Foxtel On Demand. Alternatively, you can also stream the Lambs of God series if you’re out and about with the Foxtel Go app. For the complete list of compatible devices for Foxtel Go, check out the table below:
|PC/Mac||Yes, web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)|
|iOS Mobile Devices||Yes, via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)|
|Android Mobile Devices||Yes, via native app (Android 5 and above)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes, via casting|
|Apple TV||Yes, via AirPlay|
Lambs of God is not available on free to air TV in Australia due to broadcasting and licensing rights. Check out the live airing schedule of all four episodes of Lambs of God:
- Episodes 1-2: Sun 21 July 8:30pm (FOX Showcase)
- Episodes 3-4: Sun 28 July 8:30pm (FOX Showcase)
After the live airing of every episode, viewers can also catch the show on replays also on FOX Showcase. Only consisting of four episodes, this new series will also be made available on Foxtel Now as part of the Essentials Pack, which comprises of the Pop & Lifestyle packs at only $25/month. What’s more is that you can take advantage of Foxtel Now’s 10 day free trial, so you can get started and even watch all the episodes completely for free. This will also give you access to other acclaimed shows including the recently concluded Game of Thrones and other hits like The Walking Dead and the more recent, HBO original series Euphoria, among many others.
What to Watch Aside from Lambs of God
If the premiere date of Lambs of God seems a little bit too far off from now, worry not because you can tune in to other similar programs available on Foxtel and Foxtel Now. These shows are guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat, and will leave you hooked and thrilled all the way through.
Big Little Lies (Foxtel & Foxtel Now)
The women of Monterey Five are back with the highly anticipated second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies. This time around, they’re faced with answering questions from the shocking ending of the first season, as well as dealing with the consequences of all of the lies they’re hiding. If that’s not enough, another woman is entering the picture and she won’t stop until she unravels the truth of it all. Find out what happens with continuing episodes every Sunday on Foxtel’s FOX Showcase. Also catch up on previous episodes via Foxtel Now.
Chernobyl (Foxtel & Foxtel Now)
Following the end of HBO’s mostly watched series, Game of Thrones, Chernobyl is a fitting follow up with its grim take on a nuclear disaster that gripped the whole world back in the late 1980s. The story of what really happened before, during, and in the aftermath of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion is revealed and unraveled in this 5-episode mini-series from HBO in partnership with Sky. With acclaimed performances from Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, and Emily Watson, Chernobyl is now officially the highest rated show on television with a very impressive rating of 9.7/10 on IMDB, beating out other great shows like Breaking Bad, Band of Brothers, and of course, Game of Thrones. Catch continuing new episodes on FOX Showcase every Wednesday. Alternatively, you can already stream all 5 episodes on Foxtel Now.
Picnic At Hanging Rock (Foxtel Now)
Picnic At Hanging Rock still ranks among Foxtel’s best original series along the likes of Wentworth and Secret City. Just like Lambs of God, Picnic At Hanging Rock is also based on a novel and brought to life on-screen by Foxtel. It tells the story of the mystery surrounding three schoolgirls who went missing during a Valentine’s Day picnic in the remote Australian bush back in 1900. This adaptation not only reveals a new perspective of this story with interweaving layers, but it also offers a unique narrative of Australia during a pivotal period in history. Starring acclaimed actress Natalie Dormer, all six episodes of Picnic At Hanging Rock is available to stream on Foxtel Now.