EPIX(R) Greenlights Drama Series “Billy the Kid”





EPIX(R) Greenlights Drama Series “Billy the Kid” – Written and Executive Produced by Michael Hirst
The eight-episode, one-hour season will commence production this June in Calgary, AB, with an eye towards a 2022 premiere on EPIX.
[via press release from EPIX]
EPIX(R) GREENLIGHTS DRAMA SERIES BILLY THE KID

Written and Executive Produced by Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors, Vikings)

Series from EPIX Studios, MGM International Television Productions, De Line Pictures and Amblin Television To Premiere in 2022

Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, Halo) Set to Direct the First Two Episodes

New York, NY – May 4, 2021 – Premium network EPIX(R) has announced the greenlight of Billy the Kid, written by Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors, Vikings) and executive produced by Michael Hirst, Donald De Line (De Line Pictures), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (Amblin Television), and Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie (One Big Picture). The eight-episode, one-hour season will commence production this June in Calgary, AB, with an eye towards a 2022 premiere on EPIX. Billy the Kid is a co-production between EPIX Studios and MGM International Television Productions, in association with Nordic Entertainment Groups streaming service Viaplay. Bathurst is set to direct the first two episodes.

The series is an epic romantic adventure based on the life of famous American outlaw Billy the Kid, also known as William H. Bonney — from his humble Irish roots, to his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger in the American frontier, to his pivotal role in the Lincoln County War and beyond.

“Michael Hirst has created a series that will take the audience on an entirely unexpected, thrilling ride, turning what they thought they knew about this iconic character on its head,” said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. “We can’t wait to see how this talented creative team unfolds this story and brings it to life for our viewers.”

“Billy the Kid reunites Michael Hirst and MGM, whose epic sagas with global appeal remain unmatched,” said Rola Bauer, MGM’s President of International Television Productions. “It is an immigrant story at its heart and an international perspective to this legendary American character. Exciting to collaborate once again with our partners at EPIX and NENT/viaplay.”

Said Hirst, “Billy the Kid has always been a hero of mine since I was – well, a kid! I grew up in the North of England but it made no difference! Billy was a special kind of outlaw. For a start he was so young – and for another thing, he wasn’t a psychopath who enjoyed killing, nor a criminal who robbed for material gain. He was an outlaw most of his life, but he never wanted to be. Born into a poor Irish family of immigrants, he always wanted to go straight, to be a “new American”. But he was never allowed to.

Billy’s story is much more than a fantastic drama about a charismatic cowboy – although it is that! It’s also the story of the immigrant, and the story of the creation of the new America from the lawless, violent chaos of the mid-West and its many nations. So in the end it’s not just a story at all – it’s an American myth!”

Billy the Kid is executive produced by Michael Hirst; Donald De Line for De Line Pictures; Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television; Otto Bathurst, and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture.

Billy the Kid marks the fourth greenlit project for the recently launched MGM International Television Productions label and the second co-production with EPIX following the contemporary sci-fi horror series From. The division also recently announced a pilot order from Amazon Studios for Shelter, a YA mystery/crime drama from author Harlan Coben, as well as The Reunion, an adaptation of French author Guillaume Musso’s novel La Jeune Fille et la Nuit, with Make It Happen Studios and France Televisions.

About MGM

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco, and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms, interactive ventures, and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About EPIX(R)

EPIX (R), an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on-demand, online and across devices. EPIX (R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including  Godfather of Harlem,  starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; as well as upcoming premieres of drama  Chapelwaite,  based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; season two of  War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; and docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name. Other originals include Emmy(R)-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; docuseries  NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen;  Belgravia,  from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from  Downton Abbey; dramedy Bridge and Tunnel  written and directed by Ed Burns; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth,  executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; and  Enslaved  featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.  



“Domina” to Premiere June 6 on EPIX(R)





“Domina” to Premiere June 6 on EPIX(R)
The epic, sweeping eight-part drama series takes place during one of the most provocative periods in Roman history.
[via press release from EPIX]
“DOMINA” TO PREMIERE JUNE 6 ON EPIX(R)

Tease, Poster Art for Epic Historical Drama Released

New York, NY – April 26, 2021 – Premium network EPIX(R) announced today that Domina will premiere on June 6 at 10pm ET. The epic, sweeping eight-part drama series takes place during one of the most provocative periods in Roman history. Filmed in Rome, Domina follows the extraordinary rise of Emperor Augustus Caesar’s third wife, Livia Drusilla, played by Kasia Smutniak (Perfetti Sconosciuti, Loro, Devils). The series will bring to life the exploits, affairs, and battles for political clout that surrounded this power couple who sat at the heart of the Roman Empire.

Smutniak leads an international ensemble cast featuring Matthew McNulty (Misfits) as future emperor Augustus (played by Tom Glynn-Carney – Dunkirk, ll re, Tolkien), Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) as Claudia Octavia, Gaius’ sister; Christine Bottomley (The End of the F***ing World) as Scribonia, Gaius’ first wife and Livia’s mortal enemy; Colette Dalal Tchantcho (The Witcher) as Antigone, Livia’s trusted handmaid who has been granted freedom and becomes her confidant; Ben Batt (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Agrippa, Gaius’ childhood friend, then general and later consul. Alongside them, Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) playing Livius, Livia’s father, and Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her) playing Balbina. The actress Nadia Parkes (Doctor Who, The Spanish Princess) plays young Drusilla in the first two episodes of the series.

The crew includes a prolific team, with costumes designed by the Academy Award(R)-winning Gabriella Pescucci, production design by Luca Tranchino (Prison Break), make-up by Katia Sisto (Penny Dreadful) and hair design by Claudia Catini (Trust).

Created and written by Simon Burke (Fortitude, Strike Back) with Nicola Wilson, Emily Marcuson and Namsi Khan, the series features filmmaker Claire McCarthy (Ophelia, The Luminaries) as lead director alongside David Evans (Downton Abbey, Cucumber) and Debs Paterson (A Discovery of Witches, Strike Back).

Domina is a Sky Original series produced by Fifty Fathoms and Sky Studios, with Cattleya as executive production service. The series is executive produced by Patrick Spence, Marcus Wilson, Faye Dorn, Simon Burke and Claire McCarthy, and produced by John Phillips. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.

About Sky Studios

Sky Studios brings to screen unique stories from the very best talent in Europe.

We develop, produce and fund original drama, comedy and documentary for Sky’s 24m customers and beyond, with 52 scripted shows already in production. Building on the success of critically-acclaimed Sky originals including Emmy-winning Chernobyl, Bafta-winning Patrick Melrose and international hits Babylon Berlin and Riviera, Sky Studios is the new creative home of Sky originals, such as The Third Day with Jude Law, ZeroZeroZero from the makers of Gomorrah and The New Pope directed by Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino.

We’re an agile Studio, seeking out the best untold stories from new voices while working in creative partnership with today’s best writers, producers and on-screen talent to bring viewers stories they wouldn’t find anywhere else.

With commissioning talent and production capability across the UK, Germany and Italy, we understand local tastes across Europe better than anyone else and have plans to more than double our investment in original content by 2024, fully supported and backed by Comcast NBCUniversal.

We’re also developing a new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which is expected to lead to the creation of over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in UK creative sector in the first five years alone.

Sky Studios invests in the cultural economy and global production sector with equity stakes in nine production companies in the UK and the US, including Great British Bake-Off creator Love Productions, and the premiere reality crime producer in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, creator of long-running hit Snapped. Sky Studios has invested in high quality factual specialists Blast Films and True North Productions; entertainment and format expert Znak & Co (US & UK); natural history producer True to Nature; drama producers The Lighthouse and Longboat Pictures; and growth businesses Sugar Films, Chrysalis Vision, and Talos Films (US).

Sky Studios launched in June 2019. The senior leadership team is Chief Executive Officer Gary Davey, Chief Content Officer Jane Millichip, Chief Operating Officer Caroline Cooper, Director of Drama UK Cameron Roach, Director of Comedy UK Jon Mountague, Director Original Production Sky Italia Nils Hartmann, and Director Original Productions Sky Deutschland Marcus Ammon.

About EPIX(R)

EPIX (R), an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including  Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; as well as upcoming premieres of drama  Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; season two of  War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; and docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name. Other originals include Emmy(R)-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; docuseries  NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen;  Belgravia,  from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; dramedy Bridge and Tunnel  written and directed by Ed Burns; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; and  Enslaved  featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.



EPIX(R) Greenlights Sci-Fi Horror Series “From”





EPIX(R) Greenlights Sci-Fi Horror Series “From”
The 10-episode, one-hour series will commence production this May in Halifax, NS, with an eye towards a 2022 premiere on EPIX.
[via press release from EPIX]
EPIX(R) GREENLIGHTS SCI-FI HORROR SERIES “FROM”

10-Episode Series from EPIX Studios, MGM International Television Productions, Midnight Radio and AGBO To Premiere in 2022

Created by John Griffin (Crater) And Directed by Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones, Mr. Mercedes)

From Will Be Available on Netflix Outside the U.S.

New York, NY – April 12, 2021 – Premium network EPIX(R) has announced the greenlight of contemporary sci-fi horror series From, created by John Griffin (Crater), who executive produces along with Midnight Radio. The 10-episode, one-hour series will commence production this May in Halifax, NS, with an eye towards a 2022 premiere on EPIX. From is a co-production between EPIX Studios and MGM International Television Productions, and is produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO. Jack Bender (EP/Director, “Lost,” Director, “Game of Thrones and EP/Director, “Mr. Mercedes”) who will executive produce, is set to direct the first four episodes.

From unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town in middle America that traps all those who enter. As the unwilling residents fight to keep a sense of normalcy and search for a way out, they must also survive the threats of the surrounding forest – including the terrifying creatures that come out when the sun goes down.

“From will deliver suspense, terror and cliffhanger moments, all while telling a truly engaging story with rich characters,” said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. “We’re thrilled to be working with John Griffin and this talented creative team to bring the series to our audience.”

“John Griffin and the creative team deliver thrilling and creepy moments that will keep all viewers on the edge,” said Rola Bauer, President of International TV Productions at MGM. “To work with EPIX and orchestrate the international coproduction with such talent attached, is a privilege.”

From is executive produced by John Griffin and Jack Bender, as well as Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg for Midnight Radio, and Anthony and Joe Russo and Mike Larocca for AGBO. Midnight Radio’s Adrienne Erickson will serve as co-executive producer.

About Midnight Radio

Midnight Radio created and are showrunning and executive producing Amazon’s upcoming series CITADEL, an original international spy thriller starring Richard Madden & Priyanka Chopra and executive produced by the Russo Brothers. They are simultaneously developing three local language spinoffs for CITADEL in India, Mexico and Italy. Additionally, they are showrunning & executive producing COWBOY BEBOP for Netflix, based on the acclaimed Japanese anime series, with John Cho starring and Tomorrow Studios producing. On the film side, Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg co-wrote both JUMANJI and JUMANJI 2: THE NEXT LEVEL for Sony, as well as VENOM for Sony starring Tom Hardy. Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec wrote MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL for Paramount, and are producing TOM CLANCY’S WITHOUT REMORSE starring Michael B. Jordan for Amazon.

About AGBO

Founded by award-winning, record-breaking directors Anthony and Joe Russo, AGBO is an artist-led entertainment company focused on creating content borne of innovative story universes across film, television, and digital platforms. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, AGBO was founded in 2017.

About MGM

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco, and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms, interactive ventures, and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About EPIX

EPIX (R) , an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including  Godfather of Harlem,  starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; as well as upcoming premieres of drama  Chapelwaite,  based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; season two of  War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; dramedy Bridge and Tunnel,  written and directed by Ed Burns; seasons one and two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; and docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name. Other originals include Emmy(R)-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; docuseries  NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen;  Belgravia,  from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from  Downton Abbey; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth,  executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; and  Enslaved  featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.



Season Two of “War of the Worlds” Premieres on EPIX June 6





Season Two of “War of the Worlds” Premieres on EPIX June 6
In the first season, an alien attack all but wiped out mankind, with just a handful of humans fighting to survive.
[via press release from EPIX]
SEASON TWO OF “WAR OF THE WORLDS” PREMIERES ON EPIX JUNE 6

New York, NY – April 12, 2021 – War of the Worlds, written and created by BAFTA Award-winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) of Urban Myth Films will premiere its eight-episode second season on EPIX on June 6 at 9pm.

Set in France and the UK, the critically-acclaimed, modern-day retelling of H.G. Wells’ classic novel has an ensemble cast, including Golden Globe winner and EMMY and Tony award nominated actor Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), and Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award winner, Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), along with returning cast members, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif, Ty Tennant, Stephen Campbell Moore, Bayo Gbadamosi, Aaron Heffernan and Emilie de Preissac.

In the first season of War of the Worlds, an alien attack all but wiped out mankind, with just a handful of humans fighting to survive. And no one felt more rocked by the invasion than Emily (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who discovered she may have her own strange personal connection to the aliens. Season two of War of the Worlds sees our characters left reeling by the possibility that the invaders could be human. A tense fight to take back the planet awaits them. For some, the sheer desperation to survive will lead them to contemplate sacrificing one of their own…

Distributed internationally by STUDIOCANAL, the drama series is executive produced by Howard Overman, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films. War of the Worlds was produced with support of Welsh Government funding through Creative Wales. The second season of the contemporary adaptation sees Richard Clark return to direct episodes 1-4; Ben A. Williams directs episodes 5-8.

War of the Worlds is produced by Studiocanal-backed Urban Myth Films, in partnership with CANAL+ and FOX.

About STUDIOCANAL

STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets – France, the United Kingdom and Germany – as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting nearly, 6,000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist, The Graduate, The Third Man, and Belle de jour.

STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, The Commuter and Shaun the Sheep Movie. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, Augustine Frizzell’s The Last Letter from your Lover adapted from Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, Navot Papushado’s female action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake and Gil Kenan’s live action A Boy called Christmas.

STUDIOCANAL is actively producing and developing a slate of premium international TV series in-house, as well as through its network of award-winning subsidiary production companies, which includes Germany’s TANDEM Productions (Shadowplay), the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years, It’s a Sin, Finding Alice), URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds) and Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Instinto). The company is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup, Adam Price, and Meta Louise Foldager (Ride Upon the Storm) and Benedict Cumberbatch’s SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose).

About EPIX

EPIX(R) , an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including  Godfather of Harlem,  starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; as well as upcoming premieres of drama  Chapelwaite, based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; season two of  War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; dramedy Bridge and Tunnel,  written and directed by Ed Burns; seasons one and two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; and docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name. Other originals include Emmy(R)-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; docuseries  NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen;  Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from  Downton Abbey; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth,  executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; and  Enslaved  featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.



Paul Schneider, Angela Sarafyan, and Jacob Lofland Lead Cast in Blumhouse’s “A House on the Bayou”





Paul Schneider, Angela Sarafyan, and Jacob Lofland Lead Cast in Blumhouse’s “A House on the Bayou” for EPIX(R)
The film, from writer/director Alex McAulay, will premiere on EPIX in late 2021.
[via press release from EPIX]
PAUL SCHNEIDER, ANGELA SARAFYAN, AND JACOB LOFLAND LEAD CAST IN BLUMHOUSE’S “A HOUSE ON THE BAYOU” FOR EPIX(R)

Joining Lia McHugh as Previously Announced; Doug Van Liew and Lauren Richards Cast in Supporting Roles

Production Underway in New Orleans, LA

New York, NY – April 7, 2021 – EPIX(R) and Blumhouse have announced that A House on the Bayou, the first film in their recently-announced eight-movie slate, has begun production in New Orleans, LA. The film, from writer/director Alex McAulay (Don’t Tell A Soul), will premiere on EPIX in late 2021.

A House on the Bayou follows a troubled couple (Paul Schneider, Tales from the Loop and Angela Sarafyan, Westworld) and their teenage daughter (Lia McHugh, The Eternals) who go on vacation to an isolated house in the Louisiana bayou to reconnect as a family. But when unexpected visitors arrive, their facade of family unity starts to unravel, as terrifying secrets come to light. The cast also features Jacob Lofland (Maze Runner) in a lead role, and Doug Van Liew (Ida Red) and Lauren Richards (Doom Patrol) in supporting roles.

Executive producers are Jason Blum, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold for Blumhouse, and Mary-Margaret Kunze.

Schneider is represented by Finlay Management and CAA

Sarafyan is represented by Management 360, Innovative and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman

Lofland is represented by Management 360 and ICM Partners

Van Liew is represented by Magna Talent Agency.

Richards is represented by People Store.

About Blumhouse

Blumhouse is known for pioneering a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films and provocative television series. Regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance, Blumhouse has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. The company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. NIght Shyamalan; Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others. Blum’s television company operates in horror programming – with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and Into the Dark for Hulu – and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Loudest Voice, starring Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe for Showtime; A Wilderness of Error (FX); The Jinx for HBO; A Secret Love, from executive producer Ryan Murphy, for Netflix; and lauded HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others.

About EPIX(R)

EPIX (R) , an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including  Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; as well as upcoming premieres of drama  Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; season two of  War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; dramedy Bridge and Tunnel,  written and directed by Ed Burns; seasons one and two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; and docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name. Other originals include Emmy(R)-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; docuseries  NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen;  Belgravia,  from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from  Downton Abbey; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth,  executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; and  Enslaved  featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.  



Video: EPIX Releases Trailer for True-Crime Series “Fall River”





Video: EPIX Releases Trailer for True-Crime Series “Fall River”
In 1979 – almost 90 years after infamous, accused murderer Lizzie Borden’s notorious acquittal – Fall River, Massachusetts would become home to another terrifying series of crimes.
[via press release from EPIX]
EPIX RELEASES TRAILER FOR TRUE-CRIME SERIES “FALL RIVER”

4-Part Docuseries From Blumhouse and Executive Producer/Director James Buddy Day Uncovers Story of Sex, Satanic Cults, and Murder

Series Premieres May 16 at 10PM on EPIX

Air Date Schedule

Sunday, May 16th at 10PM – Episode 101

Sunday, May 23rd at 10PM – Episode 102

Sunday, May 30th from 9-11PM – Two-part Series Finale

About Fall River:

In 1979 – almost 90 years after infamous, accused murderer Lizzie Borden’s notorious acquittal – Fall River, Massachusetts would become home to another terrifying series of crimes. When three young women were killed in a streak of brutal murders, police alleged a satanic cult was practicing human sacrifice. The cult leader, a man named Carl Drew, was captured and sent to prison for life without parole. Twenty years after the trial, the lead investigator Paul Carey became so haunted by inconsistencies in the stories that he re-investigated his own case after he retired. Evidence surfaced that brought the entire story into question. Now through exclusive interviews, including intimate conversations with Drew, new witnesses and illuminating evidence, this documentary series will tell the true story of a town caught in the grips of the paranoia and fear around the 1980s Satanic Panic, and will shed light on murders that were thought to have been solved.

About Blumhouse

Blumhouse is known for pioneering a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films and provocative television series. Regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance, Blumhouse has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. The company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. NIght Shyamalan; Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others. Blum’s television company operates in horror programming – with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and Into the Dark for Hulu – and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Loudest Voice, starring Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe for Showtime; A Wilderness of Error (FX); The Jinx for HBO; A Secret Love, from executive producer Ryan Murphy, for Netflix; and lauded HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others.

About Pyramid Productions

Pyramid Productions has won numerous accolades for their thought provoking and stylized original programming including, Friends Speak, Charles Manson: The Final Words, Sex, Lies & Murder, and The Shocking Truth for REELZ. Pyramid Productions’ principle is James Buddy Day an award winning true crime producer, showrunner, writer and director for numerous television and feature documentaries. Buddy’s work has been showcased in numerous film festivals, and featured in national publications such as The Today Show, Rolling Stone, TMZ, The Daily Mail, Billboard, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Buddy’s works include, The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell for Oxygen/Texas Crew Productions, & The Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins for Oxygen/Texas Crew Productions/Will Packer Media. Mason: The Women for Oxygen/Glass Entertainment, The Lovers’ Lane Murders Oxygen/Texas Crew Productions/XG Productions, Charles Manson: The Funeral for REELZ/MyEntertainment, and The Slender Man Stabbing: The Untold Story for REELZ/Dorsey Pictures.

About EPIX

EPIX(R), an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; spy thriller Deep State; epic fantasy drama series Britannia; War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern; two-part music docuseries Laurel Canyon; docuseries Slow Burn based on the hit podcast; docuseries NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; six-part docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; music docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; six-part docuseries Enslaved featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson; season two of Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred and dramedy Bridge and Tunnel, written and directed by Ed Burns; as well as upcoming premieres of drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody and docuseries Fiasco. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.



“Godfather of Harlem” Announces Additional Season Two Casting, Releases Full-Length Trailer





Video: EPIX’s(R) Award-Winning Drama Series “Godfather of Harlem” Announces Additional Season Two Casting, Releases Full-Length Trailer
Justin Bartha, Method Man, Annabella Sciorra, Michael Rispoli, Ronald Guttman, Gino Cafarelli, Isaach De Bankolé and Neal Matarazzo are all on tap for the new season.
[via press release from EPIX]
EPIX’S(R) AWARD-WINNING DRAMA SERIES “GODFATHER OF HARLEM” ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SEASON TWO CASTING, RELEASES FULL-LENGTH TRAILER

Justin Bartha, Method Man, Annabella Sciorra, Michael Rispoli, Ronald Guttman, Gino Cafarelli, Isaach De Bankolé, Neal Matarazzo to Join Series Premiering Sunday, April 18

New York, NY – March 18, 2021 – Premium cable network EPIX(R) announced today new recurring and guest cast for season two of its Emmy(R)-Award winning drama series Godfather of Harlem. Justin Bartha (The Hangover, The Good Fight), Annabella Sciorra (The Sopranos, New Amsterdam), Ronald Guttman (HUNTERS, Black Earth Rising), Gino Cafarelli (The Irishman, Capone) and Isaach De Bankolé (Limits of Control, Casino Royale) are set to recur, joining previously announced Grace Porter (Madam Secretary, Prodigal Son) as Betty Shabazz, with Method Man (Power Book II: Ghost, Concrete Cowboy), Michael Rispoli (The Deuce, Madoff) and Neal Matarazzo (Billions, Blindspot) appearing as guest stars.

ROBERT MORGENTHAU – Justin Bartha

Robert is the patrician, unflinching and incorruptible US District Attorney for the Southern District of NY. A deeply moral man, and absolute killer in the courtroom. He hopes to use Bumpy as an ally in his pursuit of taking down organized crime in NY. From a long line of public servants who are committed to seeing justice done.

Bartha is repped by CAA and MGMT Entertainment

FAY BONNANO – Annabella Sciorra

Fay Bonanno is the wife of mob boss Joe Bonanno who, unlike most mafia wives, is deeply entrenched in her husband’s business. While she has a traditional reliance on catholic ritual, she’s as cold blooded as they come.

Sciorra is repped by CAA and Mainstay Entertainment

JEAN JEHAN – Ronald Guttman

A native Frenchman, Jean is ruthless, intelligent, cultured and extremely dapper. Responsible for the import of heroin between Marseille and the United States known as ‘The French Connection’ – the main supplier of heroin to the Italian mob.

Guttman is repped by Buchwald and WEG Talent

FAT GINO – Gino Cafarelli

One of Chin’s henchmen. A mobster leading the fruitless hunt for Bumpy Johnson. He is a die-hard believer in the supremacy of the Mafia and its rules and regulations.

Cafarelli is repped by Malissa Young Mgmt

MONSIEUR 98 – Isaach De Bankolé

An African Frenchman, Monsieur 98 is a chemist known for producing extremely pure heroin. A man of few words, he is partnered with dope kingpin Jean Jehan to smuggle vast quantities of heroin into the United States.

De Bankolé is repped by MPM Talent

BETTY SHABAZZ – Grace Porter (previously announced)

The wife of Malcolm X and a follower of the Nation of Islam. She is a force of stability, strength, and reason. She does not suffer fools and challenges her husband when he puts his work above family. That said, she is his fellow warrior on the path of Islam.

Porter is repped by Innovative Artists and Framework Entertainment

SAM CHRISTIAN – Method Man

The head of the Philadelphia Black Mafia, and a longtime friend of Bumpy Johnson’s. A stylish man about town, Sam will be a vital part of Bumpy’s Ten Harlems heroine distribution network.

Method Man is repped by CAA, Shauna Garr and Imprint PR

JOSEPH MAGLIOCCO – Michael Rispoli

Newly ascended to the head of the Profaci crime family with the help of his friend Vincent Gigante, the jovial Magliocco will face immediate tests of his loyalty among the battling factions of the New York Mafia. Rispoli is repped by Principal Entertainment

CAPTAIN MILLS – Neal Matarazzo

Symbolic of police culture at the time, Mills is an unrepentant racist but also a pragmatist who puts “green” over black and white.

Matarazzo is repped by HCKR Agency

Godfather of Harlem Season 2 finds Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) battling the New York Crime Families for control of the lucrative and murderous “French Connection,” the pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbor. With a distribution syndicate that includes black crime bosses from other major U.S. cities, Bumpy takes a cue from his friend Malcolm X’s (Nigél Thatch) message of black economic nationalism. His ambitious plan will face challenges from not only the Italians but his wife Mayme (Ilfenesh Hadera), daughter Elise (Antoinette Crowe-Legacy), rival Adam Clayton Powell (Giancarlo Esposito), prosecutor Robert Morgenthau (Justin Bartha), and even Malcolm himself. Once again, Godfather of Harlem explores the collision of the criminal underworld and civil rights in the colorful, tumultuous year of 1964.

In addition to Oscar-winner Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as star and executive producer, season two sees the return of cast members Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Daredevil), Hadera (She’s Gotta Have It, Baywatch), Thatch (Selma, American Dreams), Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian), Lucy Fry (Bright, Vampire Academy), Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born), and Crowe-Legacy. Cast members Erik LaRay Harvey (Luke Cage) and Demi Singleton (King Richard) have been upped to series regulars.

Produced by ABC Signature Studios, the series is co-created and executive produced by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos). Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi, along with James Acheson, Markuann Smith and Joe Chappelle, serve as executive producers. Swizz Beatz serves as executive music producer. Chris Brancato serves as showrunner.

About ABC SIGNATURE

ABC Signature is a global leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. The studio produces many of ABC Entertainment’s most significant hits, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “black-ish,” “mixed-ish,” “American Housewife,” and “Station 19”; and co-productions “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “For Life,” “The Rookie,” and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC Signature’s returning and upcoming series include “Godfather of Harlem” for EPIX; Hulu’s “Dollface,” “Marvel’s Helstrom,” and co-production “Woke; “grown-ish” for Freeform; and “The Wilds” for Amazon. The Studio produced the Emmy(R) Award-nominated event limited series “Little Fires Everywhere” for Hulu. For streaming service Disney +, upcoming series include “The Mighty Ducks and Big Shot.”

About EPIX (R)

EPIX (R), an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; spy thriller Deep State; epic fantasy drama series Britannia; War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern; two-part music docuseries Laurel Canyon; docuseries Slow Burn based on the hit podcast; docuseries NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; six-part docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; music docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; six-part docuseries Enslaved featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson; season two of Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred and dramedy Bridge and Tunnel, written and directed by Ed Burns; as well as upcoming premieres of drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody, 4-part docuseries Fall River from Blumhouse Television and docuseries Fiasco. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.



EPIX and Blumhouse Unveil Original Films Slate





EPIX and Blumhouse Unveil Original Films Slate
The first film, “A House on the Bayou,” from writer/director Alex McAulay, will commence production in late spring, with an eye towards a premiere on EPIX in December 2021.
[via press release from EPIX]
EPIX AND BLUMHOUSE UNVEIL ORIGINAL FILMS SLATE

New York, NY – March 16, 2021 – Premium network EPIX(R) and Blumhouse today announced a new partnership, in which Jason Blum’s television company will develop and produce eight elevated, standalone horror/genre-thriller movies exclusively for the network. Blum will serve as executive producer.

The first film, A House on the Bayou, from writer/director Alex McAulay (Don’t Tell A Soul), will commence production in late spring, with an eye towards a premiere on EPIX in December 2021. Casting is underway. The film follows a troubled couple and their preteen daughter who go on vacation to an isolated house in the Louisiana bayou to reconnect as a family. But when unexpected visitors arrive, their facade of family unity starts to unravel, as terrifying secrets come to light.

The rest of the slate will debut in 2022.

Building on the television company’s success with the Welcome to the Blumhouse movies slate for Amazon and Into the Dark anthology series for Hulu, the deal is the first-of-its-kind for EPIX, which is adding films to its growing slate of premium original content (most recently, it exclusively debuted the critically-acclaimed horror-thriller St Maud).

“Blumhouse’s track record of producing high-quality, audience-favorite films have made them a driving force in the horror genre renaissance, and have been top-notch partners for EPIX,” said Michael Wright, president, EPIX. “We can’t wait to work with Jason Blum and his talented team in this new capacity, and make EPIX the exclusive home of more Blumhouse content.”

“This partnership with EPIX is an additional opportunity for us to collaborate with a great team in helping them grow their slate of genre films, while continuing to bring Blumhouse fans the kind of programming they know and love,” said Chris McCumber, President Blumhouse Television.

Also a destination for premium original series, EPIX and Blumhouse recently announced the May 16 premiere of Fall River, a 4-part docuseries about a series of chilling murders tied to sex and satanic cults, set in the 1980s.

Alex McAulay is represented by Verve, Writ Large Management, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

About Blumhouse

Blumhouse is known for pioneering a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films and provocative television series. Regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance, Blumhouse has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. The company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. NIght Shyamalan; Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others. Blum’s television company operates in horror programming – with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and Into the Dark for Hulu – and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Loudest Voice, starring Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe for Showtime; A Wilderness of Error (FX); The Jinx for HBO; A Secret Love, from executive producer Ryan Murphy, for Netflix; and lauded HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others.

About EPIX(R)

EPIX(R) , an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; spy thriller Deep State; epic fantasy drama series Britannia; War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern; two-part music docuseries Laurel Canyon; docuseries Slow Burn based on the hit podcast; docuseries NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; six-part docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; music docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; six-part docuseries Enslaved featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson; season two of Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred and dramedy Bridge and Tunnel, written and directed by Ed Burns; as well as upcoming premieres of drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody, 4-part docuseries Fall River from Blumhouse Television and docuseries Fiasco. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.



EPIX(R) to Debut “Fall River” from Emmy(R) Winning Studio Blumhouse





EPIX(R) to Debut “Fall River” from Emmy(R) Winning Studio Blumhouse and Executive Producer/Director James Buddy Day
The four-part series will debut on Sunday, May 16 at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from EPIX]
EPIX(R) TO DEBUT “FALL RIVER” FROM EMMY(R) WINNING STUDIO BLUMHOUSE AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR JAMES BUDDY DAY

4-Part Docuseries Uncovers Story of Sex, Satanic Cults, and Murder Series Premieres May 16 at 10pm

New York, NY – February 23, 2021 – Premium network EPIX(R) has announced that docuseries Fall River (previously announced in development) from Blumhouse Television (The Jinx, A Wilderness of Error) and Pyramid Productions will debut on May 16 at 10pm. In 1979 – almost 90 years after infamous, accused murderer Lizzie Borden’s notorious acquittal – Fall River, Massachusetts would become home to another terrifying series of crimes. When three young women were killed in a streak of brutal murders, police alleged a satanic cult was practicing human sacrifice. The cult leader, a man named Carl Drew, was captured and sent to prison for life without parole.

Twenty years after the trial, the lead investigator Paul Carey became so haunted by inconsistencies in the stories that he re-investigated his own case after he retired. Evidence surfaced that brought the entire story into question. Now through exclusive interviews, including intimate conversations with Drew, new witnesses and illuminating evidence, this documentary series will tell the true story of a town caught in the grips of the paranoia and fear around the 1980s Satanic Panic, and will shed light on murders that were thought to have been solved.

“James Buddy Day and Blumhouse have brilliantly told this story of a town rattled by crime and caught in the throes of the satanic panic,” said Michael Wright, president, EPIX. “This series uncompromisingly seeks justice for the vulnerable, who fell victim to their dangerous surroundings, and closure to those that have gone for so many years without it.”

“Fall River does more than chronicle the sensational murders that beset this town, but gives a face and voice to the marginalized victims, women who, because they were sex workers, did not receive the care and attention warranted during the investigation into their deaths,” said Mary Lisio, EVP Alternative and Non-Scripted Programming, Blumhouse Television. “Over the course of filming, we uncovered aspects of the investigation that were previously unknown, new evidence, that 41 years later bring us closer to the truth of what really happened to these women.”

Fall River is executive produced by Jason Blum and directed/executive produced by James Buddy Day (The Lover’s Lane Murders, Manson: The Women, The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell). Jeremy Gold, Mary Lisio, Michael Wright, Jill Burkhart also serve as executive producers. The series will be internationally distributed by MGM.

About Blumhouse

Blumhouse is known for pioneering a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films and provocative television series. Regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance, Blumhouse has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. The company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. NIght Shyamalan; Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others. Blum’s television company operates in horror programming – with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and Into the Dark for Hulu – and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Loudest Voice, starring Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe for Showtime; A Wilderness of Error (FX); The Jinx for HBO; A Secret Love, from executive producer Ryan Murphy, for Netflix; and lauded HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others.

About Pyramid Productions

Pyramid Productions has won numerous accolades for their thought provoking and stylized original programming including, Friends Speak, Charles Manson: The Final Words, Sex, Lies & Murder, and The Shocking Truth for REELZ. Pyramid Productions’ principle is James Buddy Day an award winning true crime producer, showrunner, writer and director for numerous television and feature documentaries. Buddy’s work has been showcased in numerous film festivals, and featured in national publications such as The Today Show, Rolling Stone, TMZ, The Daily Mail, Billboard, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Buddy’s works include, The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell for Oxygen/Texas Crew Productions, & The Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins for Oxygen/Texas Crew Productions/Will Packer Media. Mason: The Women for Oxygen/Glass Entertainment, The Lovers’ Lane Murders Oxygen/Texas Crew Productions/XG Productions, Charles Manson: The Funeral for REELZ/MyEntertainment, and The Slender Man Stabbing: The Untold Story for REELZ/Dorsey Pictures.

About EPIX(R)

EPIX (R) , an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; spy thriller Deep State; epic fantasy drama series Britannia; War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern; two-part music docuseries Laurel Canyon; docuseries Slow Burn based on the hit podcast; docuseries NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; six-part docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; music docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; six-part docuseries Enslaved featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson; season two of Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred and dramedy Bridge and Tunnel, written and directed by Ed Burns; as well as upcoming premieres of drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody and docuseries Fiasco. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.



Video: EPIX Releases New Full-Length Teaser Trailer for “Godfather of Harlem” Season 2





Video: EPIX Releases New Full-Length Teaser Trailer for “Godfather of Harlem” Season 2 and Announces Premiere Date of April 18
The new season finds Bumpy Johnson battling the New York Crime Families for control of the lucrative and murderous “French Connection,” the pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbor.
[via press release from EPIX]
EPIX RELEASES NEW FULL-LENGTH TEASER TRAILER FOR “GODFATHER OF HARLEM” SEASON 2 AND ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE OF APRIL 18

Godfather of Harlem Season 2 finds Bumpy Johnson battling the New York Crime Families for control of the lucrative and murderous “French Connection,” the pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbor. With a distribution syndicate that includes black crime bosses from other major U.S. cities, Bumpy takes a cue from his friend Malcolm X’s message of black economic nationalism. His ambitious plan will face challenges from not only the Italians but his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell, prosecutor Robert Morgenthau, and even Malcolm himself. Once again, Godfather of Harlem explores the collision of the criminal underworld and civil rights in the colorful, tumultuous year of 1964.

In addition to Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as star and executive producer, season 2 sees the return of cast members Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Daredevil), Ilfenesh Hadera (She’s Gotta Have It, Baywatch), Nigél Thatch (Selma, American Dreams), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian), Lucy Fry (Bright, Vampire Academy), Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born), and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy. Cast members Erik LaRay Harvey (Luke Cage) and Demi Singleton (King Richard) have been upped to series regulars.

About Godfather of Harlem:

Godfather of Harlem tells a story inspired by infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.

ABOUT ABC SIGNATURE

ABC Signature is a global leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. The studio produces many of ABC Entertainment’s most significant hits, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “black-ish,” “mixed-ish,” “American Housewife,” and “Station 19”; and co-productions “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “For Life,” “The Rookie,” and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC Signature’s returning and upcoming series include “Godfather of Harlem” for EPIX; Hulu’s “Dollface,” “Marvel’s Helstrom,” and co-production “Woke; “grown-ish” for Freeform; and “The Wilds” for Amazon. The Studio produced the Emmy(R) Award-nominated event limited series “Little Fires Everywhere” for Hulu. For streaming service Disney +, upcoming series include “The Mighty Ducks” and “Big Shot.”

About EPIX (R)

EPIX (R) , an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; spy thriller Deep State; epic fantasy drama series Britannia; War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern; two-part music docuseries Laurel Canyon; docuseries Slow Burn based on the hit podcast; docuseries NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; six-part docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; music docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; six-part docuseries Enslaved featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson; season two of Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred and dramedy Bridge and Tunnel, written and directed by Ed Burns; as well as upcoming premieres of drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody and docuseries Fiasco. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.