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Star World lines up Hollywood A-listers' shows starting 25 Sept

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MUMBAI: Meryl Streep and Al Pacino, around 10 years ago, debuted on television with ‘Angels in America’ and the media went into a frenzy - ‘Is it the Oscars or the Emmys’, tabloids flashed as they walked the Emmys red carpet! Little did we know that a new-age trend was being set! 

Today, Hollywood’s biggest and best actors are increasingly being seen on the small screen as television continues to boom with complex character arcs, intricate plotlines and large scale productions!

In India, Star World will provide its viewers an unforgettable television viewing experience with a line-up of the biggest H-town actors in ‘Hollywood A-Listers’. A three-month long slot that starts on25 September, ‘Hollywood A-Listers’ will showcase some of the most critically and popularly acclaimed shows every Monday toFriday at 10pm. Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan, True Detective, Ballers and Shots Fired are the shows that will add drama, action and tinsel town glamour to TV this fall. 

Big Little Lies 

Kick-starting this line-up, is the thrilling series Big Little Lies, that is directed by Oscar nominated directed Jean-Marc Vallee and stars Hollywood’s biggest stars including Oscar winning actors Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman and The Fault in Our Stars lead actress Shailene Woodley. The series reveals the conflicts, secrets and betrayals of suburban mothers in a seemingly “picture perfect” town. The series has also won a whopping 16 awards at the 69th Primetime Emmy awards this year. Unravel the dark truths and secrets of a seaside California town with Big Little Lies, only on Star World and Star World HD on 25 September, Monday - Friday at 10 PM. 

Feud: Bette and Joan

Based one of the biggest and most talked about feuds in Hollywood “Feud: Bette and Joan” stars Oscar winning actors Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange who ironically portray the roles of Oscar Winning actresses – Bette Davis and Joan Crawford respectively. The eight-episode mini-series recalls how Davis and Crawford struggled to hang on to fame in the twilight of their careers as they faced obstacles such as ageism, sexism and misogyny. The show has successfully bagged a staggering 18 Emmy awards this year. Catch this sensational battle between the Hollywood divas on Feud: Bette and Joan only on Star World and Star World HD starting 4 October, Monday –Friday at 10 PM. 

True Detective Seasons 1 and 2

True Detective, an anthology series that revolves around police investigations that unearth cult crimes and murders. The exceptional performances by Academy award winning star Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelsen in season 1 are sure to reel you in while the style, vision and direction make it hard to turn away from this disturbing yet brilliant piece of television! This compelling jumble of philosophy, imagery and murder will come into full view with the premiere of True Detective Seasons 1 starting16th October, Monday - Friday at 10 PM. Season 2 of the series starring Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn among others will air immediately after Season 1.

Ballers Seasons 1-3

Spend weeknights watching Dwayne Johnson ‘rock’ television screens with his hit series ‘Ballers’. Whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems of former and current football players were never more exciting before Dwayne Johnson donned the hat of ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore in the series. Spencer, after battling through several knee injuries and retiring to little fanfare, reinvents himself as a financial manager for current and former players in sun-soaked Miami! Catch seasons 1-3 of the exciting action-packed journey of the NFL player-turned-financial advisor with Ballers only on Star World and Star World HD starting 7 November, Monday – Fridayat 10 PM.

Shots Fired 

Culminating the line-up is the gripping drama ‘Shots Fired’, which will on Star World starting 30 November, Monday to Friday at 10 PM. A timely mystery drama thriller, Shots Fired is not just another police drama! The series is a compelling drama that draws inspiration from spate of murders of young black men by white cops in several American cities and towns.  Armed with a stunning cast, the series stars Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James as investigators looking into the murder, along with Oscar winners Richard Dreyfuss and Helen Hunt as powerful figureheads pulled into the controversy. 

From Nicole Kidman’s Big Little Lies to Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers and more, Star World is sure to take viewers on a ride through tinsel town with some of the most masterfully created, intricately written and powerfully acted television series starting from 25 September, weeknights at 10 PM.

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