When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside.Oscar(R)-winning screenwriter Alan Ball's breakout series that takes a darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Six Feet Under (2001-2005) I… Aired: Oct. 25, 2005
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Series Fun Facts
- Within a week of the first episode being aired, HBO renewed the show for a second season.
- Rachel Griffiths had read the script and had indicated to the production that she was very interested in playing Brenda. The producers' only real concern was whether she could pull off a…
[show]Rachel Griffiths had read the script and had indicated to the production that she was very interested in playing Brenda. The producers' only real concern was whether she could pull off a convincing American accent. When Griffiths flew over from Australia to meet them, she arrived complete with perfect accent, and got the part.
- Set in Los Angeles because, according to series creator Alan Ball, LA is the "world capital of the denial of death".