New HBO mini series The Plot Against America looks like being one of the most talked about TV shows in 2020. It’s based on the novel by Philip Roth of the same name and set in a fictional America, led by a populist president who has dark plans for the nation’s future.
The Plot Against America Season 1 TV Preview
This narrative is imagined as an alternative American history, where a former aviation hero has risen to become the President of the United States through his populist policies. But the longer he is in power, the more he seems to be turning the nation towards fascism.
This situation has a big impact on the lives of non-whites and ethnic minorities. We follow the story of a Jewish working class family from New Jersey, who have to go to great lengths to avoid daily prejudice, and how they are treated by those around them as the nation eats up the President’s propaganda.
Starring Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Zoe Kazan (The Deuce), Morgan Spector (Suits) and Anthony Boyle (Come Home) the much anticipated The Plot Against America TV series has arrived in Australia and using the information in this guide you won’t have to miss a key moment.
Where to Watch or Stream The Plot Against America Season 1
The Plot Against America Season 1 is currently airing on Fox Showcase. Here in Australia, Fox Showcase can be accessed via either Foxtel or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. You also have the option to watch The Plot Against America Season 1 online using Foxtel Now, which currently have a 10 day free trial. Both choices include the option to stream programs free using the Foxtel Go app.
Alternatively, you can access Fox Showcase with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream The Plot Against America Season 1 free using the Foxtel Go app, and on one of the devices in the table below. If you can’t make it for the live airing of The Plot Against America Season 1, you can still catch new episodes as they’re made available for replays. Plus, you can also watch more binge worthy shows from other drama channels, including Fox Showcase, Binge, Universal Channel, and more. For a list of episodes and their air dates, see the TV schedule below.
The Plot Against America Season 1 Live TV Schedule
Each episode of Season 1 will air on Fox Showcase. Season 1 has six episodes in total. There will be no The Plot Against America Season 1 free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available on Fox Showcase (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra). Here’s the provisional live TV schedule for season 1:
|Episode||Live Airing Schedule||Provider|
|S1 Episode 1||17 Mar – 8.30pm – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 2||24 Mar – 8.30pm – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 3||31 Mar – 8.30pm – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 4||7 Apr – 8.30pm – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 5||14 Apr – 8.30pm – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 6||21 Apr – 8.30pm – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream The Plot Against America Season 1 whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
|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 (only on Multiroom service)|
|Apple TV||Yes||Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)|
|Smart TVs||Yes||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
Must See TV for The Plot Against America fans
The Plot Against America consists of 6 episodes and looks set to be a hit with audiences around the world and create some truly gripping storylines. Once you’ve watched all the episodes, we have suggested a few series below that may also take your fancy:
The Real Prime Suspect (Foxtel)
Jackie Malton was one of the first female detectives in the UK, making it into the role thanks to the Sexual Discrimination Act. She had to work doubly hard to gain the respect of her male counterparts, and eventually became the first woman to join the Flying Squad, the British Police Force’s best serious crime team.
Breeders (Foxtel & Foxtel Now)
Paul and Ally always had the ideal relationship, loved up, perfect jobs, laughter… That was until the kids came along! Now Paul can’t control his rage every time his children make a sound, and his ambitions of becoming a full time writer have stuttered to a halt. Catch new episodes and stream on demand with Foxtel and Foxtel Now.
Motherland Fort Salem (Foxtel)
This new U.S series from TNT explores an alternative version of earth, controlled by women who just happen to have supernatural powers. The story’s three protagonists are actually a group of witches who are based in a training camp, set up to combat evil magic. When the team of trainees travel to Salem Town for an annual witch festival, an unexpected happening turns the whole event into chaos. Catch new episodes or stream on demand with Foxtel Now free for 10 days.