The Showtime original crime drama, American Rust, is finally here after landing multiple Golden Globe nominee, Jeff Daniels, for the lead role. The adaptation of Philipp Meyer's debut novel explores how far people are willing to go for the ones they love when a murder investigation takes over the town. To find out how to watch American Rust online and stream the complicated story of a compromised police chief from anywhere, keep reading.
Premiere date: Sunday, September 12 at 10pm ET / PT
New episodes: weekly on Sunday until October 31
Creator: Dan Futterman
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney, Julia Mayorga, Bill camp, David Álvarez
US stream: Showtime Now (opens in new tab)
Streaming options elsewhere: Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) (Aus) | Neon TV (opens in new tab) (NZ) | Crave (opens in new tab) (Can)
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The eight episode series tells the story of chief of police Del Harris's tattered American dream as he tries to keep peace in a southwest Pennsylvanian town. American Rust is set in a small rust bucket town with big secrets, where good people, driven by loyalty and love, make bad choices.
The first episode, titled The Mill, follows Harris as he investigates a dead body that turns up in an abandoned steel mill. A dead body that the son of the woman he loves (Maura Tierney) is accused of murdering. So how far will he go to protect him?
If you want to see the murder investigation unfold and find out how many lines Harris is willing to cross, keep reading. We'll tell you how to watch American Rust and stream online from anywhere on this page.
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How to watch American Rust online from outside your country
If you're abroad when the latest episodes of American Rust air, geo-restrictions will prevent you from watching on your usual streaming service.
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How to watch American Rust online in the US
American Rust premiers on Sunday, September 12 at 10pm ET / PT on Showtime, with a new episode released weekly for its eight episode run. The original series may be produced by a premium television network, but you can watch without cable too.
Showtime's streaming service, Showtime Now (opens in new tab), lets you stream American Rust on demand. Each week the episode will be available to watch online after it's aired, or you can catch up at a time convenient to you.
At the time of writing this, you can sign up for a 30 day free trial (opens in new tab) before committing to a $10.99 a month subscription. With your subscription you can stream your favorite series, movies, boxing, and more ad free, and download full episodes and movies to watch offline.
OTT streaming services Sling TV (opens in new tab), Hulu, and Fubo TV (opens in new tab) will give you access to the series, but you'll need a $10.99 a month Showtime add-on as well as a subscription to whichever cord-cutting service you use.
All of these streaming services are compatible with a whole host of devices, including iOS and Android devices, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox, and many more, so you can watch on whatever is convenient to you.
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How to watch American Rust online in Canada
For viewers in Canada who want to watch the latest Showcase crime drama, Bell Media's streaming service Crave (opens in new tab) is the place to be. Like in the US, Crave will have all episodes of American Rust available for streaming when they air on Showcase each Sunday - starting September 12. You can watch live or catch up on demand if you miss an episode.
You can sign up for a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) to try out the streaming service before committing to the CAN$7.99 a month subscription. Alternatively, sign up through your TV provider and find the best deal that way.
Don't forget to use a VPN (opens in new tab) if you're out of the country and want to watch the latest episode of American Rust.
How to watch American Rust online in Australia
Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) is the streaming service you'll need to watch American Rust from Down Under. While you won't find every Showtime production on this platform, the occasional one will be available on Paramount Plus.
You can start a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) today to try out the on-demand streaming service. After that, Paramount Plus subscriptions start from $8.99 a month for the basic plan, which is the one you'll need to be able to watch American Rust in Australia.
If you're traveling abroad and don't want to miss an episode of American Rust, remember to install a VPN (opens in new tab) to access Paramount Plus and stream the Showtime original series from out of the country.
How to watch American Rust online in New Zealand
Those in New Zealand can watch American Rust through dedicated streaming service Neon TV (opens in new tab). Available from Monday, September 13, just after it airs in the US, you can expect episodes to arrive on the platform weekly.
Sign up for $15.99 a month, or save 16% with its annual plan (opens in new tab) at $159.99 a year. Both plans allow you to watch on up to two simultaneous streams and offer its 'Download & Go' feature, meaning you can stream while offline out and about.
You can watch on all the usual devices, including on desktop, Android and iOS devices, and through Apple TV, Chromecast, select Smart TVs and on PS4.
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How to watch American Rust online in the UK
Unfortunately, crime drama fans in the UK can't watch American Rust just yet. We're still waiting for a release date for when viewers across the pond can tune in to the Showcase original series. But we'll be keeping an eye out for this information, so it's worth bookmarking this page and checking back in because we'll be updating it as and when we know more.