Struggling to get a job as a 40-year-old divorcee, Liza Miller realised that a little white lie could turn her life around. So trading on her perfect skin and funky style, she passes herself off as a 26-year-old, lands a job in a New York publishing house and a 26-year-old boyfriend, Josh. That’s where Younger started five seasons ago, and my, have we come a long way.
Now, in the sixth season, Liza’s heart has been stolen by her handsome former boss, Charles, and her secret is out (to some people). Seems like everything is perfect, right? If only. With her work BFF, Kelsey, struggling with her new job at the top, and some people less than charmed at finding out they’ve been lied to for years, the trouble is just starting for Liza. Plus, it turns out Charles is having trouble letting go of running the company he loves so much, and Josh’s life is about to take a dramatic turn.
The winner of two Tony Awards for her appearances on Broadway, Sutton Foster gets a chance to sing in this season – it’s going to be one of the most glorious moments of the series. She stars alongside Hillary Duff as Kelsey, Debi Mazar (you’ll recognise her from Goodfellas and LA Law) as her best friend, Maggie and Miriam Shor as the temperamental, amazing Diana Trout. Peter Hermann is Charles and Nico Tortorella is handsome tattoo artist Josh.
With a near-perfect 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Younger has had the critics raving as well. New York Magazine said: “Six seasons in, Younger remains a fizzy New York fantasy that’s light without sacrificing its intelligence, a pleasure that comes with no residual guilt whatsoever. Its cast is still charming and fully in command of the show’s snarky-to-poignant tonal shifts. And it still presents a publishing industry that, while struggling, somehow enables everyone in its orbit and their friends to go to cool parties or bars seven nights a week.”
The first five episodes of Younger S6 land on Showmax on 18 July, episodes 6-10 arrive on 22 August and the final two episodes will be available on 5 September.