Top Shows to Watch in Australia now that Game of Thrones is over


Game of Thrones

And now, his watch is ended.” Game of Thrones has finally reached its epic and most awaited conclusion today, leaving loyal fans and viewers in a rather shocked and depressed state after that heartbreaking finale. But on the upside, there’s a whole lot that viewers suffering from GoT withdrawal can look forward to with Foxtel’s lineup of exciting and, dare we say, even more thrilling shows to keep you company now that winter (season) is coming.

From action-packed adventures to different kinds of power play, Foxtel’s lineup of winter shows is brimming with new characters and storylines that are bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. You can start looking forward to new and returning shows this month and all the way through June, with fan favourite shows like Big Little Lies and Wentworth making their long-awaited comebacks with new seasons. And without further ado, here are all the best shows on Foxtel that you can watch and stream now that Game of Thrones is over.

What’s New This Month on Foxtel: Wentworth

The prison is on the brink of imploding after that bloody season 6 finale. Catch the premiere of season 7 of Wentworth on May 28, only on FOX Showcase.

What's New This Month on Foxtel: Wentworth

Here are other shows that you can look forward to watching coming this month on Foxtel:

  • Fosse/Verdon — Based on Sam Wasson’s biography titled Fosse, this eight-episode series stars Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams and premieres on May 26 on FOX Showcase.
  • Magnum PI — Thomas Magnum’s back on the case with this modern take on the classic series. Starring Jay Hernandez, Magnum PI premieres on May 28 on FOX8.
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Currently Airing on Foxtel: Gentleman Jack

Based on the inspiring true story of Anne Lister, Gentleman Jack is an eight-episode series that explores all of her life’s relationships and struggles. New episodes air every Sunday on FOX Showcase.

Currently Airing on Foxtel: Gentleman Jack

You don’t have to wait long to cure your Game of Thrones withdrawals thanks to these shows that you can watch now on Foxtel:

  • MotherFatherSon — Featuring Richard Gere’s long awaited return to TV, MotherFatherSon sees a family forced to work through their issues after catastrophic events that leaves them reeling. New episodes air every Sunday on BBC First.
  • ChernobylChernobyl is a five-part mini series based on the real-life events of the catastrophic nuclear accident of 1986.

Coming Soon – Returning Favourites: Big Little Lies

The lies that bind the women of the Monterey Five come back to haunt them in this long awaited second season. Catch Big Little Lies season 2 on June 10, only on FOX Showcase.

Coming Soon - Returning Favourites: Big Little Lies

Not only can you watch new shows that are up and coming on Foxtel, but you can also catch the return of some of your favourites as well.

  • Pose — Inspired by the ballroom culture of New York in the 80s, Pose will now explore the early 90s in the second season. Don’t miss the premiere on June 16 on FOX Showcase.
  • Fear the Walking Dead — The mission is clear this new season: locate survivors and help what’s left of the world a better place. Will they succeed? Find out when season 5 premieres on June 3 on FOX Showcase.
  • Shetland — This acclaimed murder-mystery series returns for an even more thrilling and new six-part that begins with the discovery of a severed hand. Tune in to June 13 on BBC First.

Coming Soon – New Releases: Lambs of God

Based on a captivating Australian novel, Lambs of God is a Foxtel original series that premieres this coming July on FOX Showcase.

Coming Soon - New Releases: Lambs of God

On top of Lambs of God, you can also tune in to the premieres of these new shows hitting Foxtel next month.

  • The Act — This seasonal anthology series tells the true crime story of Gypsy Blanchard and of her overprotective mother, Dee Dee. Watch it on FOX Showcase on June 18.
  • The Hot Zone — Starring Juianna Marguilies as Dr. Nancy Jaax, The Hot Zone is a high-stakes scientific thriller based on the origins of the Ebola virus. Watch it on Nat Geo on June 10.   
  • Euphoria — Executive produced by Drake, Euphoria explores the life of a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendship in a world of love, sex, drugs, and social media. Watch it on FOX Showcase on June 17.

What to Stream on Foxtel Now: Gunpowder

Starring Kit Harrington, Gunpowder tells the story of the famous Gunpowder Plot of 1605 in London. Catch all three episodes of this mini series on Foxtel Now’s Drama pack.

What to Stream on Foxtel Now: Gunpowder

On top of these new and returning shows, you can also stream other epic shows on Foxtel Now — and some, even featuring your favourite Game of Thrones stars.

  • Picnic At Hanging Rock — Starring Natalie Dormer, this six-part Foxtel original series follows the story of the missing girls during a Valentine’s Day picnic in the remote Australian bush in 1900. Stream all episodes with Foxtel Now’s Pop & Lifestyle pack.
  • The Walking Dead — It’s been an epic ride all throughout nine seasons on The Walking Dead. Relive it all when you stream previous episodes with Foxtel Now’s Pop & Lifestyle pack.

Stream for Free with Foxtel Now’s Free Trial

Foxtel has a packed lineup of shows that you can mark your calendars for as winter season approaches. If that’s not enough, you can also take a walk down memory lane and relive all the Game of Thrones excitement with Foxtel Now’s 10 day free trial offer. Stream all past episodes and seasons at your own convenience when you sign up for the Pop and Lifestyle pack, and have an adventure-filled time this winter season!

Frequently Asked Questions about Game of Thrones on Foxtel

  • What Foxtel Channel is Game of Thrones On?

While the show has finished its long run of new episodes, the place you’ll usually find Game of Thrones is on the Fox Showcase channel, which is the home of everything from acclaimed network HBO. Fox Showcase is now included in the base Foxtel Plus channel pack, which gives you access to stream all 8 seasons on demand on your iQ box or mobile device.


  • What Time is Game of Thrones on Foxtel?

Like many first-run HBO shows, Game of Thrones was beamed live to Foxtel at the same time it went to air in the US, on Monday mornings Australian time, then replayed that evening. You will now find re-runs of the show appearing in the schedule occasionally on both Fox Showcase and Box Sets at various times – or you can stream it on demand.


  • How Do You Watch Game of Thrones Without Foxtel?

While Game of Thrones is exclusive to Foxtel, that doesn’t mean you need to sign up for a Foxtel satellite service to watch it. The complete series is available to stream on demand via streaming service Binge, which brings the entire HBO library together with thousands of hours of other high quality shows and movies. A free 14-day trial is available. If you prefer a service that also delivers live TV channels, you can also stream the show on Foxtel Now – with a 10-day free trial available.


  • Is Game of Thrones on Foxtel Now?

Because it’s a live and on-demand streaming version of the full Foxtel service, you’ll find all the shows from your favourite Foxtel channels streaming on Foxtel Now as well – including Game of Thrones, which is included as part of the base Essentials channel pack for $25/month with a free 10-day trial for new customers.


  • Will Game of Thrones be on Foxtel Go?

Yes – your access to Foxtel Go as part of your Foxtel satellite subscription gives you full access to all the channels in the packs you subscribe to, both for live streaming and for watching their shows on demand. All eight seasons of Game of Thrones are available to stream on the many mobile devices supported by Foxtel Go, any time you want to take in some episodes.


  • What Channel Pack on Foxtel Has Game of Thrones?

You’ll find Game of Thrones on the Fox Showcase channel, which is a part of the base channel pack that all Foxtel subscribers get, known as Foxtel Plus (if you’ve been a Foxtel customer for a while, you’ll find the channel in the Drama pack, or you can call Foxtel to switch to the new pack which offers better value). The show also occasionally gets re-run on the Box Sets channel, which is part of the Favourites pack. All Foxtel Plus pack customers have access to on-demand streaming of the entire series.


  • What Channel Pack on Foxtel Now Has Game of Thrones?

You’ll find Game of Thrones on its home of Fox Showcase as a part of the base Essentials channel pack, which all Foxtel Now customers get for the entry-level price of $25/month. The pack also includes the Box Sets channel, where Game of Thrones occasionally gets re-screened whole seasons at a time. All Foxtel Now customers also have access to the compete Game of Thrones series to stream on demand any time.


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