Presto in July
Presto today announced key programming premiering in July headlined by season 5 of comedy hit Modern Family, which includes the episode titled, Australia filmed entirely on Australian shores.
Starring Ed O’Neill (Jay Pritchett) and Sofia Vergara (Gloria Pritchett), the ‘mockumentary’ style show follows the adventures of family members as they eagerly share their own family perspectives with viewers. Modern Family season 5 joins seasons 1-4 starting today on Presto.
Presto's crime drama Aquarius is returning for a second season and will air in Australia, exclusively on Presto, in 2016. Aquarius season one continues its linear broadcast through July and will add new episodes of season one to the service, in line with the US broadcast.
Also joining the Presto line up in July is a slate of HBO favourites. Curb Your Enthusiasm stars Seinfeld co-creator Larry David as himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. The show features a raft of celebrities playing themselves in a series of improvised sketches. All 8 seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm will be available to stream on demand.
Six Feet Under stars Australian actress Rachel Griffiths alongside brothers played by with Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Peter Krause who take us into the darkly humorous world of the Fisher family, who own and run a funeral home in Los Angeles. Each episode takes a unique slant on the issue of death against the backdrop of a family who have reluctantly taken over management of a funeral home following the death of the family patriarch.
New Zealand meets New York as the HBO comedy Flight of the Conchords lands on Presto. Musical comics Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement blend humour and harmony as they search for love and success in the Big Apple. Little Britain USA transplants some of the most popular Little Britain antics across the pond as British comedy stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas come stateside to share their unapologetic humour.
In addition, Presto welcomes two miniseries. Mildred Pierce stars Kate Winslet as a young mother struggling to make a new life for her and her two daughters during the Great Depression; and Empire Falls, which tells the story of Miles Roby, the unassuming manager of the Empire Grill, who is plagued by flashbacks of his family when he was a child, including a mysterious affair between his mother and a suitor, the details of which might answer some questions Miles has had his entire life.
On the movie front, Presto Movies and Presto Entertainment subscribers can enjoy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, featuring the martial arts escapades of reptilian superheroes, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo; musical drama Whiplash, about an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory; and sci-fi action flick, Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson who, after receiving an unexpected overdose of a mystery drug is imbued with superhuman abilities, including telekinesis and telepathy.
For new subscribers Presto is offering a free 30-day trial of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription.