The weekends just got more exciting with the launch of three new series on AXN India. Taking the ‘Fresh From The US’ proposition forward, AXN India premiered two new shows ‘BrainDead’ and ‘American Gothic’ last week, in addition to bringing the latest season of the Ray Donovan show. The weekend slot is now packed with shows ranging from a political comedy, to a murder mystery and a dark drama.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead in her role as Laurel in ‘Braindead’
‘BrainDead’ an upcoming comic-thriller is set in the world of Washington, comes from the critically acclaimed creators Robert and Michelle King. It follows Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left the city to become a documentary filmmaker, but is pulled back into the family business when her brother needs her help running his senate office. The plot revolves around Laurel’s discovery of two things: the government has stopped working, and alien bugs are eating the brains of congress members and Hill staffers. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the otherworldly creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.
The Hawthorne family from ‘American Gothic’
‘American Gothic’ is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television centres around a prominent Boston family, attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades. The thriller has a probable suspect in the family, threatening to tear it apart. The series stars Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch and Antony Starr.
AXN also premieres season 4 of the ‘Ray Donovan’ show starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Liev Schreiber. Ray Donovan, a professional fixer, is called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. The series is kicked off with Ray’s father, Mickey Donovan, being unexpectedly released from prison that sets off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core. Also in the wake of his confession to Father Romero, Ray is on his path to redemption, making an attempt to return to the fold of his family and the church.