MGM’S EPIX to Relaunch as MGM+ in Early 2023, With New Brand Identity and Programming Offerings

 

Premium and commercial-free service delivers cinematic original content, blockbuster premiere movies and a curated theatrical library from MGM and leading Hollywood studios  

 

MGM+ will continue to be available in the U.S. on Prime Video, cable, telco, satellite,  

and digital distribution services 

 

MGM+ greenlights 1970s crime thriller Hotel Cocaine from Chris Brancato 

 

Download new MGM+ logo HERE 

 

LOS ANGELES—September 28, 2022—Today, premium and commercial-free linear and streaming service EPIX announced that it will rebrand as MGM+ in January 2023, exemplifying the network’s brand promise to provide premium cinematic television and a curated leading theatrical library, delivered by one of the world’s most enduring entertainment brands. The rebranded network will continue to deliver premium content with scripted originals including the Emmy-winner Godfather of Harlem, the epic romantic adventure Billy the Kid, the contemporary sci-fi horror thriller FROM, and bold dramas Rogue Heroes and Belgravia.  

 

The newly unveiled brand will debut on January 15, 2023, in conjunction with the Season Three premiere of the acclaimed series Godfather of Harlem. The show’s second season was EPIX’s best performing season of all time, breaking records for single-title streams in a single day across EPIX’s digital channels. The Season Two finale was EPIX’s best performing finale episode to date. 

 

“MGM is one of the most iconic and beloved brands from the golden age of entertainment,” said Michael Wright, head of MGM+. “This rebrand is a promise to existing and new viewers that MGM+ is the place to find television that reflects and celebrates the legacy of the iconic MGM brand – cinematic programming with sophisticated storytelling that entertains, delights, surprises, and transports. MGM is television for movie lovers.” 

 

The network also announced today the following greenlit scripted series will be added to the MGM+ originals lineup: 

 

Hotel Cocaine 

This is the story of Roman Compte, Cuban exile, CIA operative, and general manager of the The Mutiny Hotel, the glamorous epicenter of the Miami cocaine scene of late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Chris Brancato (Narcos, Godfather of Harlem) will serve as showrunner and executive producer for this eight-episode crime thriller from EPIX Studios. Guillermo Navarro (Pan’s Labyrinth) will direct the pilot and also executive produce the series, in addition to Brancato. The press release can be found HERE. 

 

Belgravia: The Next Chapter 

The series will pick up in 1865, 25 years after the events depicted in the 2020 limited series, which was written by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and based on his novel of the same name. Developed and written by Helen Edmundson (Dalgliesh, Mary Magdalene), it will tell the love story of Frederick Trenchard, who has grown up as the third Lord Glanville, and his new love interest, Clara Dunn, who is a newcomer to London society. Unaware that his birth was the product of an affair between his mother Susan and the scoundrel John Bellasis, a troubled childhood has left Frederick deeply insecure, which challenges his courtship of and marriage to Clara. The series reunites Carnival’s award-winning creative team—led by Gareth Neame—with Fellowes, who serves as executive producer. Neame, Nigel Marchant and Joanna Strevens are executive producers for Carnival. The press release can be found HERE. 

 

The network will also feature acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Helter Skelter, My Life as a Rolling Stone, NFL Icons, Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horrors, and Murf the Surf. Adding to this lineup, the network announced today the following greenlit unscripted series orders: 

 

Untitled Amityville Murders Docuseries 

This four-part docuseries chronicles the world’s most infamous haunted house tale: the Amityville murders. The project, from B17 Entertainment and executive produced by Lesley Chilcott (Helter Skelter: An American Myth, An Inconvenient Truth), is the first elevated look at every aspect of this wildly layered story about the heinous murder of a family of six that became eclipsed by paranormal controversy.  In addition to Chilcott, Blaine Duncan, Brooklyn Hudson, Amanda Raymond, Rhett Bachner, and Brien Meagher serve as executive producers. Jack Riccobono (The Seventh Fire) serves as director and executive producer. The press release can be found HERE. 

  

San Francisco Sounds (Working title) 

From the team behind the three-time Emmy-nominated documentary Laurel Canyon comes  San Francisco Sounds, a two-part documentary series that tracks the history of the San Francisco music scene from 1965 to 1975. Frank Marshall (Laurel Canyon, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records), Alex Gibney (The Inventor; Crime of the Century), Jeff Pollack (Laurel Canyon, McCartney 3,2,1), Darryl Frank (Laurel Canyon, The Americans, Good Night Oppy), Justin Falvey (Laurel Canyon, The Americans, Good Night Oppy), Stacey Offman (The Line, Kingdom of Silence), Richard Perello (How To Change Your Mind, Totally Under Control), and Alison Ellwood (Laurel Canyon, How to Change Your Mind, The Go-Go’s) are attached as executive producers along with Jeff Jampol (Janis: Little Girl Blue, When You’re Strange: A Film About the Doors). Erin Edeiken and Tess Ranahan serve as producers. Ellwood is also attached to direct along with Anoosh Tertzakian. Jigsaw Productions is producing in association with Amblin Television and The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  The press release can be found HERE. 

 

The MGM+ service will also provide an expansive library of film titles from MGM and other major Hollywood Studios. The library of titles includes MGM hits No Time to Die, House of Gucci, and Licorice Pizza; beloved franchises like James Bond and the original Rocky and its sequels; as well as fan favorites like Silence of the Lambs, Bull Durham, Platoon, Robocop, Mississippi Burning, The Magnificent Seven, Barbershop, The Pink Panther, In the Heat of the Night, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and The Thomas Crown Affair. 

 

The new brand logo will embody the rich legacy of MGM, while at the same time orienting the brand toward the future. It reimagines the rich, 100-year history of MGM’s classic art-deco typeface in a contemporary and forward-facing fashion. The typography and brighter palette combine the rich legacy of the classic MGM brand with the forward-learning spirit of the next generation streaming service. Imaginary Forces has been brought on to help bring the new MGM+ vision to life. 

   

About EPIX, Soon to be MGM+ 

EPIX is a premium television network delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available in the U.S. on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. MGM+ is a destination for original premium content, with Original series including sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; the Western adventure Billy the Kid; and cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. The network is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Helter Skelter, Slow Burn, My Life as a Rolling Stone, NFL Icons, and Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horrors. Premium movies are also available, including No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Cyrano, and Licorice Pizza. 

 

MGM+ will continue to be available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite, and emerging digital distribution channels, as well as through its MGM+ app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about the current EPIX lineup, go to [www.EPIX.com ]or follow on [Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube] 

  

  

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EPIX PR Contact: 

Eileen Quast, Senior Vice President, Publicity  

[email protected]  

EPIX Greenlights 1970s Crime Thriller Hotel Cocaine, From Chris Brancato

 

8-episode series about Miami’s infamous The Mutiny Hotel to premiere in 2023 

 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA—September 28, 2022—EPIX today announced the greenlighting of crime thriller Hotel Cocaine, executive produced by Chris Brancato (Godfather of Harlem, Narcos) and Guillermo Navarro (Pan’s Labyrinth). The 8-episode order from EPIX Studios, in partnership with MGM Television, will begin production next year and premiere later in 2023.  

 

This is the story of Roman Compte, Cuban exile, CIA operative, and general manager of the The Mutiny Hotel, the glamorous epicenter of the Miami cocaine scene of late ‘70s and early ‘80s. The Mutiny Hotel was Casablanca on cocaine, a glitzy nightclub, restaurant, and hotel frequented by Florida businessmen and politicians, international narcos, CIA and FBI agents, models, sports stars, and musicians. Compte was at the center, doing his best to keep it all going and fulfill his own American Dream.   

 

“We are thrilled to expand our creative partnership with Chris Brancato,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “Chris creates cinematic, sophisticated, and captivating television that exemplifies the EPIX brand, and we couldn’t enlist a better partner to help kick off this exciting new era for the network.” 

 

“I’m excited to continue my creative journey with Michael, Laura, Nancy and the rest of the EPIX team,” said Chris Brancato. “Their creative support of Godfather of Harlem has been exemplary, and I can’t wait to stay up all night working on Hotel Cocaine.” 

 

Guillermo Navarro will direct the pilot and also executive produce the series, in addition to Brancato. Brancato serves as showrunner.  

 

MGM Television 

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 and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com. 

 

About EPIX, Soon to be MGM+ 

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. EPIX has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content, with series including Western adventure Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; and cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. EPIX is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Helter Skelter, Slow Burn, My Life as a Rolling Stone, and NFL Icons. Also available are premium movies including No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Cyrano, Licorice Pizza, and more. 

 

EPIX 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 or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. 

 

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Liz Isenberg: 

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EPIX Returns to 19th Century London for Belgravia: The Next Chapter

 

Download Season 1 Images HERE 

 

Secrets and scandals continue in eight-part series from Carnival Films 

 

BEVERLY HILLS, California—September 28, 2022—Premium network EPIX announced today that the network has greenlit Belgravia: The Next Chapter, a continuation of the hit historical drama named for—and set in—the affluent London district that became synonymous with the upper echelons of London society in the 19th century. Filming on the eight-part series will commence early next year in the UK, and it will premiere in the winter of 2023. 

 

The series will pick up in 1865, 25 years after the events depicted in the 2020 limited series, which was written by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and based on his novel of the same name. Developed and written by Helen Edmundson (Dalgliesh, Mary Magdalene), it will tell the love story of Frederick Trenchard, who has grown up as the third Lord Glanville, and his new love interest, Clara Dunn, who is a newcomer to London society. Unaware that his birth was the product of an affair between his mother Susan and the scoundrel John Bellasis, a troubled childhood has left Frederick deeply insecure, which challenges his courtship of and marriage to Clara. 

 

The series reunites Julian Fellowes with  Carnival’s award-winning creative team—led by Gareth Neame— both Fellowes and Neames will serve as executive producers with Carnival’s Nigel Marchant and Joanna Strevens. Helen Edmundson serves as showrunner and executive producer. John Alexander (Small Island), who directed the original series, is lead director and executive producer. Colin Wratten (Killing Eve) who produced the original series will return as producer.  

 

With its cinematic scope, emotionally engaging story, and brilliant production design that brings the time period to life, Belgravia: The Next Chapter is an immersive story that will keep viewers riveted,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “We can’t wait to see what Julian, Helen Edmundson and Carnival have in store for our audience.”  

 

Belgravia: The Next Chapter is a Carnival Films co-production with EPIX Studios and will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution. Carnival Films is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.  

 

About Carnival Films  

Carnival Films is a London-based television and feature film production company, part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Led by executive chairman and producer Gareth Neame, the company is one of the UK’s leading drama producers, having produced hundreds of hours of compelling content viewed around the world.  

Carnival Films produced all six seasons of the award-winning and beloved TV phenomenon Downton Abbey, which aired in over 250 territories worldwide and set a Guinness World Record for being the most critically well-received show in the world. The company produced the hit feature film of the same name, which earned more than $193 million at the worldwide box office in 2019, making it the highest grossing film of all time for distributor Focus Features. The movie sequel Downton Abbey: A New Era also became a box office hit earlier this year. Other Carnival Films productions include hit series The Last Kingdom for Netflix, which is also being produced as a movie, plus Belgravia for ITV and EPIX, and Jamestown for Sky One. 

Having received more than 200 international awards and honours including Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes and BAFTAs, Carnival has also produced landmark series such as Poirot, Hotel Babylon, Whitechapel and Dracula, as well as award-winning mini-series Traffik, Any Human Heart, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and The Hollow Crown anthology.  

For more information, please visit www.carnivalfilms.co.uk 

 

About Universal International Studios   

Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, delivers award-winning content to millions across the globe. Based in London, the business’ in-house production labels include Carnival Films, creator of worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey and hit drama The Last Kingdom; Monkey Kingdom, producer of BAFTA-winning Made in Chelsea, The Real Housewives of Cheshire and Jersey, UK and Don’t Hate the Playaz; Australian-based Matchbox Pictures, producer of critically acclaimed series The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Safe Harbour, Stateless and Clickbait; Working Title Television, producer of Tales of the City, BAFTA-winning We Are Lady Parts and upcoming series Everything I Know About Love; and Heyday Television, producer of award-winning series The Long Song, The Capture and Clickbait, plus the upcoming adaptation of Apples Never Fall. The studio also backs Tony Ayres Productions (TAP), the company also behind Clickbait and anthology series Fires; and owns an equity stake in Lark Productions (The Glass Hotel) in Canada. The studio houses a London and LA-based scripted unit that develops and produces original series such as the Emmy-nominated television adaptation Hanna and BBC family adventure drama Dodger, as well as hit shows such as Transplant (Sphere Media/CTV/NBC) and the upcoming cyber-thriller The Undeclared War (Playground Entertainment/Channel 4/Peacock). Universal International Studios also houses NBCUniversal Formats, bringing a diverse slate of scripted and unscripted formats to the global market.  

  

About EPIX, Soon to be MGM+ 

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. EPIX has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content, with series including Western adventure Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; and cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. EPIX is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Helter Skelter, Slow Burn, My Life as a Rolling Stone, and NFL Icons. Also available are premium movies including No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Cyrano, Licorice Pizza, and more. 

 

EPIX 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 or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. 

   

Contact:  

EPIX 

Eileen Quast 

[email protected]  

Liz Isenberg 

[email protected] 

EPIX Greenlights San Francisco Sounds Docuseries

 

Two-part music docuseries from Jigsaw, Kennedy/Marshall, and Amblin to air in 2023 

 

BEVERLY HILLS, California–September 28, 2022 – Premium network EPIX announced today that the music docuseries San Francisco Sounds (working title) has been greenlit. From Jigsaw Productions, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Amblin Television, and Jeff Pollack—the team behind the three-time Emmy-nominated documentary Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time—the series tracks the history of the San Francisco music scene from 1965 to 1975.  

 

During this time period, there was a creative explosion in San Francisco that catalyzed and solidified a national movement for a whole generation. Incredible music, brilliant poster art, the birth of the FM radio DJ, the new journalism of Rolling Stone magazine, and seminal festivals—Monterey Pop, Altamont, and Woodstock—propelled Bay Area musicians onto a national scene and into the ears of millions. Some of the greatest artists of the ‘60s came out of that scene such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Steve Miller, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Moby Grape and so many more.  

 

“EPIX is excited to again join forces with Kennedy/Marshall, Amblin, and Jigsaw to add another definitive music documentary to our slate,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “This time we turn the lens from LA’s Laurel Canyon to the seminal artists and musicians who emerged from the San Francisco music scene.” 

 

“Just like with Laurel Canyon, I personally lived through this extraordinary musical period of time and visited the San Francisco scene on a regular basis, so I’m very excited to be working again with the same amazing team we assembled to create the Laurel Canyon doc series,” said executive producer Frank Marshall. 

 

“We are thrilled to shed new light on this explosively creative and musical place in time through never-before-seen archival material and the personal stories of those who lived and breathed the San Francisco scene,” said co-directors Alison Ellwood and Anoosh Tertzakian.  

 

Frank Marshall (Laurel Canyon, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records), Alex Gibney (The Inventor; Crime of the Century), Jeff Pollack (Laurel Canyon, McCartney 3,2,1), Darryl Frank (Laurel Canyon, The Americans, Good Night Oppy), Justin Falvey (Laurel Canyon, The Americans, Good Night Oppy), Stacey Offman (The Line, Kingdom of Silence), Richard Perello (How To Change Your Mind, Totally Under Control), and Alison Ellwood (Laurel Canyon, How to Change Your Mind, The Go-Go’s) are attached as executive producers along with Jeff Jampol (Janis: Little Girl Blue, When You’re Strange: A Film About the Doors). Erin Edeiken and Tess Ranahan serve as producers. Ellwood is also attached to direct along with Anoosh Tertzakian. Jigsaw Productions is producing in association with Amblin Television and The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  

 

About Jigsaw Productions 

Jigsaw Productions is helmed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, considered one of the most prolific and provocative documentary filmmakers of our time. Jigsaw has produced a long list of high-profile documentary films, including the Emmy-winning Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, the Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, Oscar-nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, as well as Zero Days, Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, The Crime of the Century, Emmy-nominated feature, The Forever Prisoner, Totally Under Control released theatrically by Neon; and the two-part documentary Agents of Chaos, which examines the circumstances surrounding Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election for HBO. Jigsaw’s slate of highly visible TV series includes, on Netflix, an investigative series Dirty Money, two highly acclaimed food series, Cooked, with Michael Pollan, and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, based on the book by Samin Nosrat, and top-rated How to Change your Mind, based on Michael Pollen’s book of the same name; on Discovery, in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, Why We Hate; on AMC, Hip Hop: Songs That Shook America; on Epix, the Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon; and the scripted series The Looming Tower, based on Lawrence Wright’s 2006 book of the same name, premiered on Hulu. Jigsaw also produced the duPont-Columbia Award-winning podcast, The Line, on Apple TV+. In June of 2020, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine made a substantial investment in Jigsaw Productions making it a subsidiary of Imagine Entertainment. 

 

About THE KENNEDY/MARSHALL COMPANY 

Established in 1991 by veteran producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, The
Kennedy/Marshall Company is behind award-winning films The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lincoln, and Sully as well as blockbuster franchises Jurassic World and Jason Bourne to name a few. The Documentary Division was created to tell non-fiction stories with the same passion and expertise. Past projects include Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (HBO), The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash (YouTube), Emmy-nominated docuseries Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time (EPIX) and The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (HBO), and most recently Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records (EPIX), Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name (CNN), and The Redeem Team (NETFLIX). 

 

About Amblin Television 

Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg. Amblin Television’s Presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, oversee all development, production and programming for the company. Amblin Television currently has fifteen projects in various stages of production and release, including season two of Resident Alien for SYFY, Halo and Fatal Attraction for Paramount+, Billy the Kid for Epix, Masters of the Air for Apple, a third season of Animaniacs for Hulu, two seasons of Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai for HBO Max, two seasons of Tiny Toons Looniversity for HBO Max and Cartoon Network, and documentaries Good Night Oppy for Amazon Prime Video, Big Vape for Netflix, and Mama’s Boy for HBO. 

  

Amblin Television also produced the Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning drama The Americans for FX, the Golden Globe-nominated and double Emmy Award-winning mini-series Into the West for TNT, Emmy-winning documentary series Why We Hate for Discover, the Emmy-nominated HBO movie All The Way starring Bryan Cranston, Smash for NBC, Under the Dome for CBS, Falling Skies for TNT, The Borgias and The United States of Tara for Showtime, and Las Vegas for NBC. 

 

About EPIX, Soon to be MGM+ 

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. EPIX has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content, with series including Western adventure Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; and cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. EPIX is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Women Who Rock, My Life as a Rolling Stone, and NFL Icons. Also available are premium movies including No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Cyrano, Licorice Pizza, and more. 

EPIX 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 or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. 

 

Contacts: 

Eileen Quast, EPIX PR [email protected] 

Liz Isenberg, EPIX PR [email protected] 

EPIX Greenlights Infamous Amityville Murders Docuseries

 

Four-part horror documentary executive produced by Lesley Chilcott (An Inconvenient Truth, Helter Skelter: An American Myth) to premiere in 2023 

  

BEVERLY HILLS, California–September 28, 2022–Premium network EPIX announced today that it has greenlit a four-part docuseries about the world’s most infamous haunted house tale: the Amityville murders. The project from B17 Entertainment and executive produced by Lesley Chilcott (Helter Skelter: An American Myth, An Inconvenient Truth) is the first elevated look at every aspect of this wildly layered story about the heinous murder of a family of six that became eclipsed by paranormal controversy.  

The 1979 blockbuster film, The Amityville Horror, inspired by the book of the same title by Jay Anson spawned an ever-expanding universe of movies, books, supernatural theories, and horror superfans. But the mass murder behind the hauntings—and its alleged ties to organized crime—left a long trail of questions that have never been fully explored. 

Rooted in the dark cultural undercurrents of the 1970s, the series features firsthand accounts from witnesses, family members, and former investigators appearing on-camera for the first time. Exclusive archival footage, newly unearthed images, and stunning original photography are woven together into the most compelling and comprehensive telling of the Amityville story yet, taking viewers on a heart-pounding roller coaster ride through the mythology, factual record, and devastating human toll of this notorious meta-narrative. 

In addition to Lesley Chilcott, Blaine Duncan, Brooklyn Hudson, Amanda Raymond, Rhett Bachner, and Brien Meagher serve as executive producers. Jack Riccobono (The Seventh Fire) serves as director and executive producer.  

 

“I’m excited to share with our viewers what is truly one of the scariest stories ever told,” said EPIX president Michael Wright. “We’re thrilled to partner with B17 and Lesley Chilcott to bring this remarkable and chilling story to our audience.”   

 

“Some stories stay lodged in our psyche forever,” said executive producer Lesley Chilcott. “I’m thrilled to be working with such talented people to uncover new truths about this complex and often-misunderstood series of unthinkable events.” 

 

About B17 Entertainment 

B17 Entertainment, a part of Sony Pictures Television, was founded in 2013 by principals and TV veterans Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher as a full-service production company producing breakthrough content in a variety of genres including documentary, competition, comedy, kids and game. Based in Los Angeles, the company is a key supplier of programming for Netflix, ABC, Roku, HBO Max, EPIX, Facebook Watch, Instagram, Discovery, YouTube, TikTok and SyFy to name a few. B17 Entertainment’s recent productions include The History of Swear Words with Nic Cage for Netflix, Book of Queer for Discovery Plus, The Final Straw for ABC, Jojo Goes with JoJo Siwa for Facebook Watch, Craftopia for HBO Max, #Graduation with Oprah Winfrey, Thanks A Million with Jennifer Lopez and Post Malone’s Celebrity World Pong League, as well as Non-Fungible Planet with Jake Roper and Shut it Off ASAP! with Asap SCIENCE for YouTube Originals. Other past credits include Here for It with Avani Gregg, Chasing the Cure with Ann Curry, The Great Debate for SyFy, Confetti U.S. and Confetti Mexico, Make Up or Break Up and Help Us Get Married! for Facebook Watch, Nail the Look, Fright Club, WWE Show and Fashion 5 Ways for Snap; Broke Ass Game Show for MTV; Last Night’s Late Night and The Daily Chill for Quibi and Fluffy’s Food Adventures featuring Gabriel Iglesias for FUSE. Prior to B17 Entertainment, Bachner served as executive producer on The Henry Rollins Show on IFC, Man Caves on DIY and Real Deal for History. Meagher worked as a development executive for Mark Burnett Productions where he was co-executive producer on Shark Tank and also worked on Survivor and The Apprentice. 

 

About EPIX, Soon to be MGM+ 

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. EPIX has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content, with series including Western adventure Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; and cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. EPIX is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Helter Skelter, Slow Burn, My Life as a Rolling Stone, and NFL Icons. Also available are premium movies including No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Cyrano, Licorice Pizza, and more. 

  

EPIX 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 or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. 

  

Contacts: 

Eileen Quast, EPIX PR [email protected] 

Liz Isenberg, EPIX PR [email protected] 

  

Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror Series Premiere October 2 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT

Episodes One Through Four Available via ROAR or Upon Request

 

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Produced in partnership with Blumhouse Television (Worst Roommate Ever, A Wilderness of Error), this five-part series is the definitive retrospective on the horror genre from the company regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance. Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror revisits the shocks and scares from our favorite iconic cinematic horror moments from the 1930s until today featuring insights from some of the best and most influential filmmakers, producers, and actors working in the genre, as well as experts and historians. The series, narrated by Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), reflects how quintessential horror films have revealed and reflected the real-life scares of the world to the audience, uniting us with shared understanding, catharsis, and entertainment.

 


Episode ONE – “American Monster” – October 2, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT

In the 1930s, iconic monsters such as Universal’s Dracula and Frankenstein launched a horror renaissance when they were reintroduced to moviegoing audiences, offering a shared escape from real-world anxieties.

 

Episode TWO – “Atomic Nightmares” – October 9, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT

Following World War II, Americans’ anxieties evolved into fears around unchecked science, nuclear annihilation, and Communism (aka “the Red Scare”). Horror filmmakers responded with legendary films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Blob.

Episode THREE – “Unholy Dreams” – October 16, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT

In the 1960s and ‘70s, horror films reflected the real and intangible change younger Americans demanded. A new generation of auteur horror filmmakers pushed the envelope with films like Halloween, Carrie, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Exorcist.

 

Episode FOUR – “Relentless Evil” – October 23, 2022 at 10:00 P.M. EDT/PDT

In the 1980s, 24-hour cable news was dominated the threat of new modern terrors. Moviegoers embraced iconic slashers like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees; vampire films saw a resurgence.

 

About EPIX:

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. EPIX has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content, with series including Western adventure Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; and cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. EPIX is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Women Who Rock, My Life as a Rolling Stone, NFL Icons, and Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror. Also available are premium movies including No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Cyrano, Licorice Pizza, and more.

 

EPIX 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 or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.

 

About Blumhouse:

Blumhouse is a multimedia company regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance. The company has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. In film, 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. The television company operates in horror programming – with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and a slate of horror/thriller films for Epix – and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Thing About Pam, starring two-time Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger, for NBC; The Horror of Dolores Roach, starring Justina Machado, for Amazon; The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Jinx for HBO; Worst Roommate Ever and Our Father for Netflix; and lauded HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others.

 

Contact:

 

EPIX

Eileen Quast

[email protected]

 

Liz Isenberg

[email protected]

 

Blumhouse

Milady Flores

[email protected] 

 

IDPR

[email protected]

Season Two of the EPIX Original Docuseries NFL Icons Continues

With Revealing Episodes on Game Changers Steve Young, Ray Lewis, Troy Aikman, Cris Carter, and Tony Dungy  

All Episodes Now Available on ROAR  

 Key Art/Episodic Images/Stills Available HERE 

NEW YORK—September 15, 2022—EPIX’s celebrated docuseries NFL Icons continues its second season with five new episodes, featuring pro-football greats who have made distinct and impactful contributions to the sport. Produced by the award-winning filmmakers at NFL Films, episodes 204-208 of NFL Icons include revealing portraits of Steve Young (October 1), Ray Lewis (October 8), Troy Aikman (October 15), Cris Carter (October 22), and Tony Dungy (October 29). Episodes premiere on Saturdays at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT.  

 

Narrated by accomplished broadcaster Rich Eisen, the engaging series pulls from decades of interviews, highlights, mic’d-up sound, and never-before-seen off-the-field moments and revealing new interviews with the subjects. 

 

Executive producers of NFL Icons are Ross Ketover, Patrick Kelleher, Brian Rolapp, Hans Schroeder, Michael Wright, and Rachel Brill. Ken Rodgers is the senior coordinating producer and Paul Camarata is the series producer. 

 

Episode 204 – NFL Icons: Steve Young – debuts Oct. 1. 

Hall of Fame 49er traces his journey from miscast running quarterback at pass-happy BYU, to bank-breaking USFL prospect in LA, to understudy-turned-replacement for legendary Joe Montana in San Francisco. The influence of Young’s parents on the development of his mental toughness, challenges of his NFL baptism-by-fire with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and battling the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl races of the early 1990s. Overcoming self-doubt as the face of a franchise and finding peace after football.  

 

Episode 205 – NFL Icons: Ray Lewis debuts Oct. 8. 

The NFL’s all-time leading tackler shares stories of how he turned personal pain into the fuel for a Hall of Fame career. Memories of Lewis’s complicated NFL Draft Day experience that included the funeral for his best friend. The opportunistic start of his iconic college career as a Miami Hurricane, and role in creating the identity of the expansion Baltimore Ravens beginning in 1996. Tales of two Super Bowl championships, including his dramatic final act in the New Orleans “Blackout Super Bowl.” 

 

Episode 206 – NFL Icons: Troy Aikman debuts Oct. 15. 

The legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback explains the unexpected turns in his life and career, and how, in each case, teammates were the critical factor. Navigating a childhood move from LA to rural Oklahoma, the leadership of a struggling high school team, and the transfer from Barry Switzer’s Sooners to the UCLA Bruins. The Hall of Famer’s role in transforming Dallas from loser to three-time Super Bowl champion, rise in broadcasting to the Monday Night Football booth, and self-fulfillment in business. 

 

Episode 207 – NFL Icons: Cris Carter debuts Oct. 22. 

Wide receiver Cris Carter’s winding road from a childhood in Middletown, Ohio to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton—including stops as a celebrated Ohio State Buckeye, through adversity with the Philadelphia Eagles, and redemption with the Minnesota Vikings. How arguably the greatest hands in history propelled Carter to 1,101 career receptions, 130 touchdown catches, and gold jacket immortality. Stories of his complicated relationship with Buddy Ryan and Carter’s mentorship of Randy Moss.  

 

Episode 208 – NFL Icons: Tony Dungy debuts Oct. 29. 

How the first Black  head coach to win a Super Bowl created an unconventional path and became a sports icon. Transitioning from University of Minnesota starting quarterback to defensive back for Pittsburgh’s legendary Steel Curtain, Dungy blended lessons from everywhere to become a patient, inspirational teacher of football and life. Reflections on the influence of Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, and Dennis Green, and the challenges of his climb up the coaching ladder with Tampa Bay and Indianapolis. 

 

Contacts:  

For EPIX: 

Ray Stallone 

[email protected] 

 

Liz Isenberg 

[email protected] 

 

For NFL Films: 

Andrew Howard 

[email protected]  

EPIX Debuts Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror on Sunday, October 2

In partnership with Blumhouse Television, this five-part docuseries chronicles the origins of America’s fascination with the horror genre  

Episodes 1-2 Available via ROAR or Upon Request  

Download Photos Here 

 

NEW YORK—September 14, 2022—Premium network EPIX today announced that horror docuseries Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror will premiere on Sunday, October 2 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT. Produced in partnership with Blumhouse Television (Worst Roommate Ever, A Wilderness of Error), this five-part series is the definitive retrospective on the horror genre from the company regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance.  Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror revisits the shocks and scares from our favorite iconic cinematic horror moments from the 1930s until today featuring insights from some of the best and most influential filmmakers, producers, and actors working in the genre, as well as experts and historians. The series, narrated by Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), reflects how quintessential horror films have revealed and reflected the real-life scares of the world to the audience, uniting us with shared understanding, catharsis, and entertainment. 

 

“We’re thrilled to continue our prolific creative partnership with Blumhouse Television,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “For more than a century, horror films have been an essential part of the American cultural vocabulary, and we couldn’t think of a better partner to examine the history of the genre than Blumhouse, who have consistently raised the bar in the horror space for over 20 years.” 

 

“We hope horror fans will have as much fun and enjoy watching this series as we had making it,” said Chris McCumber, president of Blumhouse Television. “We’re grateful to everyone who participated in and gave support to the series, including our partners at EPIX.” 

 

Jason Blum, Mary Lisio, Ryan Turek, Jeremy Gold, Michael Wright and Jill Burkhart executive produce. Blumhouse Television and EPIX previously collaborated on the true-crime docuseries Fall River, a reinvestigation into the murders of three young women in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1979 from Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror executive producer/showrunner James Buddy Day. MGM will distribute the series worldwide.   

    

About EPIX® 

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. EPIX has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content, with series including Western adventure Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; and cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. EPIX is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Women Who Rock, My Life as a Rolling Stone, NFL Icons, and Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror. Also available are premium movies including No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Cyrano, Licorice Pizza, and more. 

EPIX 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 or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube 

                

About Blumhouse: 

Blumhouse is a multimedia company regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance. The company has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. In film, 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. The television company operates in horror programming – with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and a slate of horror/thriller films for Epix – and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Thing About Pam, starring two-time Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger, for NBC; The Horror of Dolores Roach, starring Justina Machado, for Amazon; The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Jinx for HBO; Worst Roommate Ever and Our Father for Netflix; and lauded HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others.  

 

Contact:  

 

EPIX 

Eileen Quast 

[email protected] 

 

Liz Isenberg 

[email protected] 

 

Blumhouse 

Milady Flores 

[email protected] 

 

EPIX’S ‘FROM’ ANNOUNCES START OF PRODUCTION AND CASTING FOR SEASON TWO

Five new cast members join the ensemble and Scott McCord (“Victor”) upped to series regular as season two began filming last month in Halifax, Nova Scotia 

 Season one is currently certified FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes 

 Download cast headshots HERE 

 

New York, NY – August 29, 2022 – Created and executive produced by John Griffin (Crater) and executive produced by Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones) and Jeff Pinkner (Lost, Alias, Fringe), the series unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town that traps all those who enter. In season two, hidden truths about the nature and terrifying origins of the town begin to emerge, even as life for its residents is plunged into chaos by the arrival of mysterious newcomers. Season two is currently in production in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an expected air date in 2023. Season one is currently certified FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes.  

At the time of the series premiere, FROM was EPIX’s most viewed original series premiere in the history of the premium network and is the fourth most viewed original series behind Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem, Billy the Kid and War of the Worlds Season One.  

The series stars Harold Perrineau (Lost) leading an ensemble cast which includes Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace, The Affair), Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers, Once Upon a Time), Hannah Cheramy (Under Wraps, Van Helsing), Simon Webster (Strays), Ricky He (The Good Doctor), Chloe Van Landschoot (Charity, Skin), Corteon Moore (Utopia Falls), Pegah Ghafoori (The Perfect Wedding), David Alpay (Castle Rock), Elizabeth Saunders (Clarice), Elizabeth Moy and Avery Konrad (Honor Society). 

FROM is a co-production between EPIX Studios and MGM International Television Productions.  Alongside Pinkner, Griffin and Bender, serving as executive producers are Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg from Midnight Radio, Anthony and Joe Russo and Mike Larocca from AGBO and Lindsay Dunn. Midnight Radio’s Adrienne Erickson serves as co-executive producer. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution. 

 

‘Victor’ – Scott McCord 

Upped to SERIES REGULAR for season 2 

Bio: Scott McCord is an actor known for his versatility in a career that has spanned over three decades in film, television, theatre and animation. He is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio. Scott can be seen in one of this year’s most anticipated television events – the contemporary sci-fi horror series FROM (EPIX/MGM) produced by The Russo brothers and the executive producing team from LOST. Scott will be seen next in the award-winning indie crime drama EAST OF MIDDLE WEST (2022). 

McCord is repped by Edna Talent Management Ltd. 

 

All of the below new series regulars will appear in season two as passengers on the mysterious bus that arrived in town at the end of season one.  

 

Nathan D. Simmons 

NEW SERIES REGULAR 

Bio: Nathan D. Simmons is proud to come from the historical Black communities of East and North Preston in Nova Scotia.  Nathan graduated from the acting program at the Fountain School of the Arts in 2017. Since then he has appeared in theatrical productions across Canada. In 2022, the Coast proclaimed him the best theatre actor in Halifax. In additon to his long list of theatre credits, he has appeared in several tv shows, including Diggstown, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and the upcoming Washington Black.  He has worked on independent films such as Black Cop and has appeared in many commercials.  When not acting, Nathan is a talented musician and is often seen performing in venues throughout Halifax.  As a fan of the show, he is overjoyed to be joining the loving and talented, yet frightening family and world of FROM. 

Simmons is repped by Sky Talent Group, Ltd. 

 

Kaelen Ohm 

NEW SERIES REGULAR 

Bio: Kaelen Ohm most recently starred in the Netflix series HIT & RUN opposite Lior Raz and Sanaa Lathan and will next be seen leading the independent thriller, EUMENIDES FALLS. She previously appeared in the independent horror film QUEEN OF SPADES, as well as the television series CONDOR and HELL ON WHEELS. Kaelen graduated from the Canadian Film Centre’s Actor’s Conservatory Program in 2017 and will be releasing her third studio album ‘Child of Venus’ later this year, performing under the moniker “Amaara”. 

Ohm is repped by The Characters Talent Agency, Greene & Associates, and Mosaic 

 

Angela Moore  

NEW SERIES REGULAR 

Bio: Angela Moore has been a professional actress for over 25 years in film, television and theatre. Notable performances include guest starring in the Netflix’ A Series of Unfortunate Events, principal roles Amazon’s The Stand and Netflix’ Maid, supporting lead in Lifetime’s The Christmas Aunt and recurring on ABC’s The Good Doctor and A Million Little Things and recurring role on CW’s Nancy Drew, as Darlene Fowler.  In 2016 Angela was nominated for a Leo in the Best Supporting Actress category for the web series, CODED.   

As a wife, mother and devout Buddhist, Angela is continually inspired to create value in her life and in the lives of others. Angela currently serves as an Executive Board Director at UBCP/ACTRA, Chair of the BIPOC Committee, and co-chair of the Women’s Committee.   

Moore is repped by The Characters Talent Agency 

 

AJ Simmons 

NEW SERIES REGULAR 

Bio: AJ Simmons is a Toronto based British actor, born and raised in Northamptonshire, UK.  

Simmons has graced the stage and screen across four continents.  

Simmons can most recently be seen recurring on Amazon’s REACHER, and as a lead in the fourth season of the anthology thriller series SLASHER. 

Other television credits include guest appearances on Global’s DEPARTURE and CBC’s MURDOCH MYSTERIES, among others. 

Recent film credits include starring in the Korean/American award-winning film SWING KIDS, and a supporting role in in DARK WEB: Cicada 3301, directed by Alan Ritchson. 

On the stage, Simmons has toured the world in lead roles for productions such as SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, MAMMA MIA!, and more. 

Simmons is repped by GGA. 

 

Deborah Grover  

NEW SERIES REGULAR 

Bio: Deborah Grover has been an actor working in the theatre, television and film for over 40 years. A theatre gypsy who began her career performing in theatres across the country. Favorite TV projects include My Next Door Nightmare (Lifetime), Jann (CTV), Anne with an E (CBC/Netflix), Sometimes the Good Kill, Sensitive Skin, Murdoch Mysteries, Still Life Three Pines (CBC), The Firm, Bag of Bones, 11 Cameras, How To Be Indie and Nightheat. Favorite film directors she has had the pleasure of working with include Norman Jewison, David Christiansen, Lucie Page, James Allodi, Atom Egoyan (she credits, Atom with the encouragement to embrace these glorious character years) Lasse Halstrom, Pat Mills, Ian and Esholm Nelms and Arshile Egoyan. She’s received a Dora nomination, an Actra Outstanding Performance nomination for her work in 11 Cameras and two CSA nominations as Best Guest Performance, for her role as Josephine Barry in the award-winning series, Anne with an E and the other, for her work in Mary Kills People. She had the honour of serving on the Ontario Advisory for CAEA and on the board of the Actors Fund. She is blessed with the love and support of her Family, husband, Gary, daughters, Kyle and Tess, their partners, Kyle and Jordan and Granddaughter, Elisabeth and the beautiful circle of Friends, for which she is forever grateful. 

Grover is repped by Fountainhead Talent Inc. 

 

Headshots: https://mgm.box.com/s/mu6ppgfmpi28044kr7qlorqxrnstu85x 

 

About Midnight Radio 

Midnight Radio is the producing team of Josh Appelbaum, André Namec, Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg. On the TV side they are responsible for shows such as HIGH FIDELITY for Hulu, COWBOY BEBOP for Netflix, and ZOO for CBS. 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 produced TOM CLANCY’S WITHOUT REMORSE starring Michael B. Jordan for Amazon. 

 

ABOUT AGBO: 

AGBO is an independent studio focused on developing and producing intellectual property universes spanning film, TV, audio, and interactive experiences. Founded in 2017 by award-winning and record-breaking directors Anthony and Joe Russo, along with producer Mike Larocca, AGBO’s mission is to innovate and advance the next generation of storytelling to entertain and inspire worldwide audiences. AGBO is based in Los Angeles. https://www.agbo.com/  

 

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 and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com. 

 

About EPIX® 

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. EPIX has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content, with series including Western adventure Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; and cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. EPIX is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Women Who Rock, My Life as a Rolling Stone, and NFL Icons. Also available are premium movies including No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Cyrano, Licorice Pizza, and more. 

EPIX 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 or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. 

 

Contact:  

Eileen Quast 

[email protected] 

 

Liz Isenberg 

[email protected] 

 

Season Three of EPIX’s War of the Worlds to Premiere on September 12

 

The epic sci-fi drama series from Urban Myth Films and STUDIOCANAL, created by BAFTA-winner Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne, returns

 

Watch Official Trailer HERE 

Key Art Available HERE 

Season 1-2 and Episodes 1-3 of Season Three are Available via ROAR or Upon Request 

 

NEW YORK—August 4, 2022—Premium network EPIX announced today that the upcoming third season of their blockbuster science fiction-drama series from Urban Myth Films and STUDIOCANAL, War of the Worlds, will return on Monday, September 12 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT. Subsequent episodes will air weekly on Sundays at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT.  

 

Written and created by BAFTA Award-winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Future Man), the third season sees the return of Golden Globe-winner and Emmy- and Tony Award-nominee Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment). Joining the ensemble cast are BAFTA-winner Molly Windsor (Three Girls), Ernest Kingsley Junior, Madeleine Worrall, and Oliver Hembrough. 

 

Set in present-day France and the U.K., Season Three picks up as the war between the survivors and aliens reaches a new turning point and a terrifying phenomenon grips countless people across the globe. With stakes at an all-time high, one survivor sets out to investigate, forming a tentative partnership with another unlikely hero along the way. The pair will need to use every resource they have available to face an opposition more dangerous than ever in their fight, once again, for the survival of all humanity. 

 

Distributed internationally by STUDIOCANAL, War of the Worlds is executive produced by Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films in partnership with CANAL+ and The Walt Disney Company.  The third season is directed by Indra Siera and Jonas Alexander Arnby. 

 

About Urban Myth Films 

Urban Myth Films was set up by International Emmy award-winning producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, and BAFTA award-winning writer Howard Overman. Previous shows include the multi award-winning Merlin for BBC1, which ran for five series until 2012 and was sold to over 180 countries worldwide, as well as the 13-part action-adventure series Atlantis for BBC1 and BBC America. In 2019, Urban Myth produced the first of three series of the sci-fi epic action-adventure series, WAR OF THE WORLDS, a Creation Originale for Canal+, distributed by Studio Canal which became one of their most successful launches for a Creation Originale. Their latest series is time-loop thriller The Lazarus Project, written by Joe Barton (Giri/Haji) and broadcast on Sky in 2022 to critical acclaim. A second series is in pre-production due to film later in the year. 

 

About STUDIOCANAL (a CANAL+ Company) 

STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and series, operating in all five major European markets – France, United Kingdom, Germany, Benelux and Spain – as well as in Australia and New Zealand.  It finances and produces around 30 films per year, distributes around 50 films per year and owns one of the largest film libraries in the world, boasting nearly 6,500 titles from 60 countries. STUDIOCANAL also producesmore than 200 hours of TV series each year at an international level, either directly or through its award-winning network of European production companies (STUDIOCANAL SERIES GmBH, RED PRODUCTION COMPANY, URBAN MYTH FILMS, BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES, STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL, 2e BUREAU, SUNNYMARCH TV, SAM Productions,DUTCH FILMWORKS). 

 

About EPIX 

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. EPIX has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content, with series including Western adventure Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; and cinematic dramatic series War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. EPIX is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Women Who Rock, My Life as a Rolling Stone, and NFL Icons. Also available are premium movies including No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Cyrano, Licorice Pizza, and more.  

 

EPIX 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 or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube 

 

Contacts:  

Eileen Quast, EPIX PR 

[email protected] 

 

Liz Isenberg, EPIX PR 

[email protected]