MGM+ Announces Cast for ‘Domina’ Season Two

The epic historical drama expands its cast with Benjamin Isaac (Holmes & Watson) joining in the role of Tiberius, Joelle (Dune, The School for Good and Evil) as Vipsania, and David Avery (Doctor Who, The Inbetweeners Movie) as young aristocrat Domitius

Kasia Smutniak returns as series lead Livia Drusilla, alongside series regulars Matthew McNulty (Gaius Julius Caesar), Liah O’Prey (Julia), Ben Batt (Agrippa), Ewan Horrocks (Drusus), Claire Forlani (Octavia), Darrell D’Silva (Piso), Christine Bottomley (Scribonia), and Alais Lawson (Marcella) 

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NEW YORK, NY—December 5, 2022—Premium linear channel and streaming service MGM+ today announced new casting for the second season of its epic, sweeping historical drama series, Domina. Taking place during one of the most provocative periods in Roman history, the series follows the extraordinary rise of Gaius/Emperor Augustus Caesar’s third wife, Livia Drusilla, played by Kasia Smutniak (Perfetti Sconosciuti, Loro, Devils).

Domina is produced by Tiger Aspect—part of Banijay UK—in association with MGM+ Studios, following an agreement with leading global distributor Banijay Rights. Domina recently finished production at the historic Cinecittà Studios in Rome and is scheduled to premiere on MGM+ in 2023, with the second season also returning to Sky across Europe in 2023.

Domina Season Two chronicles the struggle for control of the Roman Empire, and of Rome’s Imperial Family, from a rare female perspective. In its first season, Livia Drusilla, the golden girl of the prominent Claudii family, returned to Rome after 10 years in exile, determined to regain everything that was stolen from her. Now, atop a fractious empire and a dysfunctional dynasty, she must fight to preserve her marriage to Gaius and find a way to seat one of her sons on the throne, as new and old rivals jockey for position in a world where it’s impossible to know who to trust.

The series is created by Simon Burke (Fortitude, Strike Back), with Burke, head of Tiger Aspect Drama Lucy Bedford, Muirinn Lane Kelly, and Carmel Maloney as executive producers. MGM+ has the U.S. rights, with the second season returning to Sky across Europe in 2023. Banijay Rights is the worldwide distributor.

Benjamin Isaac – “Tiberius”

This is a RECASTING of the role “Tiberius”

Livia’s eldest son Tiberius is traumatized by dark memories of his childhood. He’s increasingly reluctant to fulfil his mother’s ambition for him and his brother with the mission to restore the Republic. Although he finds some love and light with new wife, Vipsania (Joelle), the corruption of Rome overwhelms him, and he risks the destruction of his family.

Bio: Benjamin Isaac joins the cast of Domina Season Two. His previous credits include the film Holmes & Watson. He also appeared in theater productions of Housed and Handle With Care.

Isaac is repped by United Agents.

 

David Avery – “Domitius”

New SERIES REGULAR

Ambitious young aristocrat Domitius has recently joined Gaius’ family through his marriage to Octavia’s daughter, Antonia. Cunning and deceitful, he soon proves himself to be a thorn in Livia’s side.

Bio: David Avery is joining the cast of Domina Season Two and has had roles in TV shows including Brussels and Doctor Who, films such as Lost in London and The Inbetweeners Movie. He also appeared in theater productions of Polling Booth and Nine.

Avery is repped by Curtis Brown Ltd.

 

Joelle – “Vipsania”

New SERIES REGULAR

Agrippa’s daughter, Vipsania, refuses to play the conventional power games expected of Roman aristocratic life. She is happily married to fellow outsider, Tiberius, and is a key force for good in her husband’s life.

Bio: Joelle is joining the cast of Domina Season Two and has had roles in films such as Dune and Netflix’s The School for Good and Evil.

Joelle is repped by United Agents.

 

About Banijay Rights:

Leading independent global distributor, Banijay Rights, represents a world-class, multi-genre portfolio of over 120,000 hours of standout programming. Leading distribution for the largest international creator and producer, Banijay, the division handles the exploitation of some of the planet’s best scripted and non-scripted brands.

Representing quality, excellence, and experience in the business of linear and non-linear television and ancillary activity across all platforms, Banijay Rights’ catalogue encompasses a host of top titles from Banijay’s 120+ in-house labels, and a number of third-party producers, spanning drama, comedy, entertainment, factual, reality, family, formats, and theatrical.

Delivering high-quality IP, which was born locally and travels globally, the distributor offers the best stories told the best way. Its landmark brands include Survivor, Big Brother, MasterChef, Temptation Island, Grantchester, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Deal or No Deal, Versailles, Biggest Loser, Home and Away, Money Drop, Mr Bean, and Black Mirror.

Built on independence, creative freedom, entrepreneurialism and commercial acumen, Banijay Rights operates under the direction of Chief Executive Officer, Cathy Payne.

 

About Tiger Aspect

Tiger Aspect Productions, part of Banijay UK, is internationally recognized as one of the UK’s most successful independent television producers. Producing high profile, scripted content for both UK and international audiences, current productions include Peaky Blinders (a coproduction with Caryn Mandabach Productions for BBC One), The Good Karma Hospital (ITV 1), Hitmen (Sky One), Man Like Mobeen (BBC 3), and many more.

 

About MGM+ 

MGM+ is a premium linear channel and streaming service 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 BurnMy Life as a Rolling Stone, NFL Icons, and Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror. Premium movies are also available, including No Time to DieHouse of GucciCyrano, 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 MGM+ lineup, go to [www.mgmplus.com ] or follow on [TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok, and YouTube].

 

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MGM+ Picks Up the Limited Series Thriller ‘A Spy Among Friends’

Based on the New York Times best seller by Ben Macintyre, the series from Sony Pictures Television stars critically acclaimed actors Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce

 

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BEVERLY HILLS, California—November 29, 2022—Today, the premium and commercial-free linear channel and streaming service MGM+ announced that it has picked up the scripted crime drama A Spy Among Friends, based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Ben Macintyre. The six-episode limited series dramatizes the true story of two British spies and lifelong friends, Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby. The latter became the most notorious British defector and Soviet double agent in history. Philby’s deeply personal betrayal, uncovered at the height of the Cold War, resulted in the gutting of British and American intelligence. The series will premiere domestically on MGM+ in 2023. Internationally, A Spy Among Friends was commissioned by ITV for new streaming service ITVX, which will be premiering the series in the UK in December.

Produced by ITV Studios in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television, A Spy Among Friends stars Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor Damian Lewis (Homeland, Billions) and Emmy winner Guy Pearce (Jack Irish, Mare of Easttown). Additional cast members include Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland, Line of Duty), Stephen Kunken (Billions, The Handmaid’s Tale), and Adrian Edmondson (Back to Life, The Pact).

Damian Lewis will also serve as executive producer through his production company, Ginger Biscuit Entertainment. Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning British writer Alexander Cary (Homeland, Taken) serves as creator and executive producer, alongside BAFTA Award winners Patrick Spence (Adult Material, Litvinenko) and Nick Murphy (Save Me, A Christmas Carol),  and BAFTA Award nominee Chrissy Skinns (Elizabeth Is MissingThe Last Kingdom). Bob Bookman (The Mosquito Coast), Alan Gasmer (Vikings, Dublin Murders), and Peter Jaysen (The Mosquito Coast, Dublin Murders) serve as executive producers for Veritas Entertainment Group. The series is directed by Murphy.

“I’m very happy to be bringing our Cold War tale of friendship and betrayal to MGM+. They’re the perfect partners for us and I can’t wait for people to see it,” said Damian Lewis.

“Alex Cary has brilliantly adapted Ben Macintyre’s historical novel about friendship, loyalty, and betrayal. He, along with Nick Murphy, Damian Lewis, and the remarkable cast led by Lewis and Guy Pearce, have brought to life this riveting tale of two British spies whose deep personal bond and long friendship is challenged by duplicity and deception,” said Michael Wright, head of MGM+. “This series is emblematic of our new MGM+ brand and the rich, cinematic, and character-driven stories we aim to tell.”

“Ben Macintyre is an unbelievably talented writer. Alex Cary has taken this fascinating story and created a suspenseful—and at times heartbreaking—drama about duty, honor, and friendship,” added Lauren Stein, EVP, drama development, Sony Pictures Television. “Watching Damian, Guy, and Anna bring it to life is like watching a master class and I am so excited for people to get to experience the show.”

 

About MGM+

MGM+, an Amazon company, is a premium linear channel and streaming service 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 Horror. 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 MGM+ lineup, go to [www.mgmplus.com ] or follow on [Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube].

 

About ITVX

Launching in late 2022, ITVX will be the UK’s freshest streaming service, letting viewers stream new programme exclusives, with adverts, for free; ranging from premium dramas, documentaries, US series, comedy and reality shows to blockbuster films and much, much more. ITVX will be the first streaming service in the UK to offer viewers the flexibility to access free content with ads and ad-free paid subscription, all in one place. Paying subscribers will also have access to BritBox UK. ITVX will live stream must-watch events, from live sport to Love Island, as they are broadcast on ITV’s channels. ITVX will also offer an ever-changing host of exclusive themed channels in line with viewer preferences and popularity. These constantly evolving pop-up channels will give a scheduled experience through a streaming service, with viewers able to choose where in the schedule they join.

 

About Sony Pictures Television 

Sony‌ ‌Pictures‌ ‌Television‌ ‌(SPT)‌ ‌is‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌television‌ ‌industry’s‌ ‌leading‌ ‌content‌ ‌providers,‌ producing, distributing‌ ‌and‌ ‌carrying‌ ‌programming‌ ‌worldwide‌ ‌in‌ ‌every‌ ‌genre‌ ‌and‌ ‌for‌ ‌every‌ platform.‌ ‌In‌ ‌addition‌ ‌to managing‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌industry’s‌ ‌largest‌ ‌libraries‌ ‌of‌ ‌award-winning‌ ‌feature‌ films,‌ ‌television‌ ‌shows,‌ ‌and formats,‌ ‌SPT‌ ‌is‌ ‌home‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌thriving‌ ‌global‌ ‌content‌ ‌business,‌ operating‌ ‌a‌ ‌robust‌ ‌portfolio‌ ‌of‌ ‌wholly owned‌ ‌and‌ ‌joint-venture‌ ‌production‌ ‌companies‌ ‌across‌ ‌the‌ U.S.,‌ ‌Europe,‌ ‌Latin‌ ‌America,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Asia‌ ‌Pacific,‌ ‌as‌ ‌well as‌ ‌linear‌ ‌and‌ ‌digital‌ ‌channels‌ ‌around‌ ‌the world.‌ ‌SPT‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌Sony‌ ‌Pictures‌ ‌Entertainment‌ ‌Company,‌ ‌a subsidiary‌ ‌of‌ ‌Tokyo-based‌ ‌Sony‌ Group‌ ‌Corporation.‌

 

Press Contacts

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Eileen Quast

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Sony Pictures Television 

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Lauren Grossman

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MGM+ and Prime Video Order Suite of Live-Action Series Based On Marvel Characters from Sony Pictures Television

Silk: Spider Society to be first series produced

Angela Kang joins as showrunner as part of a multi-year overall television deal at Amazon Studios 

Silk: Spider Society series to debut domestically on MGM+’s linear channel, followed by the global launch on Prime Video 

 

CULVER CITY, California – November 17, 2022 – MGM+ and Prime Video announced today they have ordered a suite of live-action television series based on the Sony Pictures universe of Marvel characters, which includes over 900 characters.  The first series to be produced under the multi-series agreement is Silk: Spider Society, from Sony Pictures Television. The highly anticipated series will debut domestically on MGM+’s linear channel and globally on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories thereafter.

As part of her recently signed multi-year overall television deal, Angela Kang will serve as showrunner. Kang developed the series with Academy Award winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal who will serve as executive producers.

“Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Sony’s recent live-action and animated reimagining of the Spider-Man franchise has represented some of the most dynamic superhero storytelling in film,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Together with Angela Kang’s creative vision, we couldn’t be more pleased to bring Silk: Spider Society to our MGM+ and Prime Video customers.”

“We can’t wait to bring the adventures of Cindy Moon to life, thanks to the creative dream team of Chris and Phil, Angela and Amy, along with our partners at Marvel and Amazon,” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios.  “We know this exciting series with new and never-before-seen characters and storylines will wow audiences watching first on linear MGM+ and then around the world on Prime Video.”

“Angela is a pro’s pro whose perspective and creativity we greatly respect and admire. She’s also a hell of a lot of fun. She loves these characters and we feel really lucky for the chance to work with her to bring Cindy Moon’s story to the world” said Lord and Miller.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the Amazon Studios family for this next chapter of my career. I look forward to working with the executive team on diverse, character-forward, watercooler shows for a global audience and am so excited to dive in to my first challenge—bringing Korean-American superhero Silk to life on screen, ” said Kang.

Based on characters created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk: Spider Society is inspired by the Marvel comics and follows Cindy Moon, a Korean-American woman bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker, as she escapes imprisonment and searches for her missing family on her way to becoming the superhero known as Silk.

Angela Kang is a Korean-American television writer and producer currently serving as showrunner on The Walking Dead and is executive producing its untitled Daryl spinoff. Additionally, she is developing multiple projects for the studio and network as a producer, including a series adaptation of the acclaimed fantasy novel Black Sun with the author Rebecca Roanhorse penning a pilot, and an adaptation of the near sci-fi novel The Postmortal by Drew Magary with executive producer Scott Derrickson. Kang launched her own production company in 2020, titled Kang & Co Entertainment, and hired Walking Dead producer Jason Sax who continues to serve as executive vice president of development.

 

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 BurnMy Life as a Rolling Stone, NFL Icons, and Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror. Premium movies are also available, including No Time to DieHouse of GucciCyrano, 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 [TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok, and YouTube].

 

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating a robust portfolio of wholly-owned and joint-venture production companies across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

 

About Prime Video

Prime Video offers customers a vast collection of movies, series, and sports—all available to watch on hundreds of compatible devices.

  • Included with Prime Video: Watch movies, series, and sports, including Thursday Night Football. Enjoy series and films including Emmy winners The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, Emmy-nominated satirical superhero drama The Boys, and the smash hits The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Samaritan, Thirteen Lives, The Tender Bar, Being the Ricardos, The Tomorrow War, Reacher, and Coming 2 America. Prime members also get access to licensed content.
  • Prime Video Channels: Prime members can add channels like discovery+, Paramount+, BET+, EPIX, ViX+, PBS KIDS, NBA League Pass, MLB.TV, STARZ, and SHOWTIME—no extra apps to download, and no cable required. Only pay for the ones you want, and cancel anytime.  View the full list of channels available at amazon.com/channels.
  • Rent or Buy: Enjoy new-release movies to rent or buy, entire seasons of current TV shows available to buy, and special deals just for Prime members.
  • Instant access: Watch at home or on the go with your choice of hundreds of compatible devices. Stream from the web or using the Prime Video app on your smartphone, tablet, set-top box, game console, or select smart TV.
  • Enhanced experiences: Make the most of every viewing with 4K Ultra HD- and High Dynamic Range (HDR)-compatible content. Go behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows with exclusive X-Ray access, powered by IMDb. Save it for later with select mobile downloads for offline viewing.
  • Prime Video is just one of many shopping, savings, and entertainment benefits included with a Prime membership, along with fast, free shipping on millions of Prime-eligible items at Amazon.com, ultrafast grocery delivery and pickup, unlimited photo storage, exclusive deals and discounts, prescription savings, and access to ad-free music, books, and games. To sign up or start a 30-day free trial of Prime, visit: amazon.com/prime.

EPIX Lands ‘My Life as a Rolling Stone’

Four-part docuseries from Mercury Studios to premiere on August 7

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BEVERLY HILLS, California—June 21, 2022—Today, premium network EPIX announced its upcoming four-part docuseries My Life as a Rolling Stone. Tied to the band’s 60th anniversary, this exhilarating series will show a global audience how The Rolling Stones created the blueprint for every budding rock band, and grew from young blues-loving hopefuls to a globally recognized cultural brand.

Each episode will feature an intimate portrait of one of the band’s charismatic members (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and the late Charlie Watts), exploring different dimensions of their personalities, their musical brilliance, and their cultural impact. The series aims to reveal The Rolling Stones’ creativity, their inspirations, and how they individually and collectively have overcome adversity, notoriety, and personal demons to write the soundtrack of our times.

“Compelling music docuseries have become a pillar of EPIX’s slate of premium original programming, and My Life as a Rolling Stone is a perfect addition to that mix,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “This distinctive documentary captures the raw and organic energy that defines The Rolling Stones, and tells the gripping, epic story of their journey. I am excited for viewers to experience this legendary band as few ever have before.”

“EPIX is the perfect U.S. home for these dynamic-yet-highly-personal portraits of Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie,” added Mercury Studios CEO, Alice Webb. “As they celebrate 60 years we couldn’t be prouder that EPIX viewers will enjoy exclusive access to The Rolling Stones through these special shows.”

My Life as a Rolling Stone  is directed by Oliver Murray (The Quiet One), and Clare Tavernor (Keith Richards: A Culture Show Special), and executive produced by Steve Condie, SVP, Content, Mercury Studios. The docuseries is produced by Mercury Studios.

 

ABOUT MERCURY STUDIOS

Mercury Studios is a full-service production studio originating, producing, selling, distributing, and investing in scripted, unscripted, and live content. Editorially independent, Mercury Studios is powered by Universal Music Group and represents the world’s leading catalogue of music-related content.

Mercury Studios’ Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool was recently honored with two Emmys for Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary and Outstanding Sound. ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas also received a 2021 Grammy Award nomination for Best Music Film. The feature documentaries are part of the company’s library consisting of nearly 2,000 hours of programming. Current projects include If These Walls Could Sing, the untold story of the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, directed by celebrated British photographer and filmmaker Mary McCartney, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, a feature documentary from Oscar-winning director/producer Joseph Patel (Summer of Soul), adapted from Vikki Tobak’s best-selling book, and feature documentary Mixtape, from director Omar Acosta (Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives), which premiered last month in New York City as part of a new series co-hosted by Tribeca Enterprises. Recently, Mercury announced the production of Mars, a short film from Yungblud inspired by his song of the same title.

 

About EPIX®

EPIX®, 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® has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including: the western adventure series Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Godfather of Harlem,  starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; and the drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; as well as the upcoming premiere of Season Two of the romantic comedy Bridge and Tunnel,  written and directed by Ed Burns. Other scripted originals include: War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; 19th-century period drama Belgravia from Julian Fellowes;  acclaimed spy thriller Condor; and the epic fantasy drama series  Britannia. EPIX is also the home to thought provoking docuseries, include Emmy-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon, The Rolling Stones: It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll, Women Who Rock, NFL Icons and NFL: The Grind, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records, and Fall River from Blumhouse Television.

 

Launched in October 2009, 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. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), and Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX).

 

Contacts:

Eileen Quast, EPIX

[email protected]

 

Mercury Studios – Main Stage Public Relations

Craig Bankey

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Kevin McLaughlin

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EPIX RELEASES FIRST FULL-LENGTH TRAILER FOR HORROR SERIES ‘FROM’

Series Premieres Sunday, February 20, 2022 

 

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DOWNLOAD PHOTOS HERE 

 

Photo Credit: Chris Reardon/EPIX 

 

New York, NY – November 23, 2021 – EPIX® has released the first full-length trailer for their contemporary sci-fi horror series, From, premiering on February 20, 2022. Created and executive produced by John Griffin (Crater), directed and executive produced by Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones, Mr. Mercedes), and executive produced by Showrunner Jeff Pinkner (Fringe, Alias, Lost), From features a stellar ensemble cast led by Harold Perrineau (Lost). The series unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town 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 is a co-production between EPIX Studios and MGM International Television Productions, and is produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO. Production wrapped last month in Nova Scotia, Canada. The series will be distributed by Netflix outside of the U.S. 

 

Executive producer Jack Bender directed the first four episodes. Alongside Griffin, Bender and Pinkner as executive producers are Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec and Scott Rosenberg from Midnight Radio, Anthony and Joe Russo and Mike Larocca from AGBO and Lindsay Dunn. Midnight Radio’s Adrienne Erickson will serve as co-executive producer. 

 

In addition to Perrineau, the all-star cast includes Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace, The Affair), Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers, Once Upon a Time), Hannah Cheramy, Simon Webster, Ricky He (The Good Doctor), Chloe Van Landschoot, Shaun Majumder, Corteon Moore (Utopia Falls), Pegah Ghafoori, David Alpay (Castle Rock), Elizabeth Saunders (Clarice), Elizabeth Moy and Avery Konrad.  

 

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 born of innovative story universes across film, television, and digital platforms. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, AGBO was founded in 2017. 

 

About EPIX® 

EPIX®, 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® 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 and drama  Chapelwaite,  based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; as well as upcoming premieres of western adventure series Billy the Kid; Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of dramedy Bridge and Tunnel  written and directed by Ed Burns; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; and music docuseries Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records. Other originals include Emmy®-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; season two of  War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; docuseries  NFL: The Grind and NFL Icons, from NFL Films; docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name; 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® 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. 

 

Contact: 

 

Eileen Quast 

[email protected] 

 

Liz Isenberg  

[email protected] 

EPIX RELEASES FIRST TEASER TRAILER FOR “BILLY THE KID,” BASED ON THE LIFE OF THE FAMOUS AMERICAN OUTLAW

WATCH TEASER: HERE 

DOWNLOAD FIRST LOOK IMAGES HERE

PHOTO CREDIT: Credit: Chris Large/EPIX

New York, NY – November 17, 2021 – EPIX releases the first-look teaser trailer for its new series Billy The Kid, written by Vikings and The Tudors creator Michael Hirst and starring British actor Tom Blyth (The Gilded Age, Benediction) and Daniel Webber (The Dirt, Escape From Pretoria).

The eight-episode season comprised of hour-long episodes is an epic romantic adventure based on the life of famous American outlaw Billy the Kid (Blyth), 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. Webber will play Jesse Evans, another famous outlaw and leader of the Seven Rivers Gang. When they meet, Jesse has already embraced a life of crime: robbing stores and cattle rustling. Billy is attracted to his wild and reckless character and becomes Billy’s doppelganger of sorts — his shadow self, forever inviting him over to the dark side of life.

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 is a co-production between EPIX Studios and MGM International Television Productions, in association with Nordic Entertainment Groups streaming service Viaplay.

Billy the Kid marks the seventh 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 series will be internationally distributed by MGM.

 

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®, 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® 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 and drama  Chapelwaite,  based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; as well as upcoming premieres of western adventure series Billy the Kid; Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of dramedy Bridge and Tunnel written and directed by Ed Burns; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; and music docuseries Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records. Other originals include Emmy®-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; season two of  War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; docuseries  NFL: The Grind and NFL Icons, from NFL Films; docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name; 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® 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 BANIJAY RIGHTS SECURE FIRST ‘SAS: ROGUE HEROES’ DEAL FOR U.S. MARKET

Six-Part Series from ‘Peaky Blinders’ Creator Steven Knight to Premiere on EPIX in 2022
First International Deal for Major Kudos Drama

Download First Look Image Here

Photo credit: BBC

New York, NY November 15 – Premium network EPIX today announced it has acquired the major new six-part limited series SAS: Rogue Heroes from global distributor Banijay Rights.

In a deal negotiated by Banijay Rights’ Matt Creasey, EVP Sales, Co-Productions and Acquisitions, the acquisition marks the first international deal for SAS: Rogue Heroes.

Produced by Kudos and Nebulastar for EPIX and BBC, SAS: Rogue Heroes is a dramatized account of how the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the SAS, was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War Two. Based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book of the same name, the series centers on David Stirling, an eccentric young officer, who is hospitalized after a training exercise gone wrong. Convinced that traditional commando units don’t work, Stirling creates a radical plan that flies in the face of all accepted rules of modern warfare. He fights for permission to recruit the toughest, boldest, and brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit that will create mayhem behind enemy lines. More rebels than soldiers, Stirling’s team is every bit as complicated, flawed, and reckless as it is brave and heroic.

SAS: Rogue Heroes is developed for television and written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Taboo, A Christmas Carol) and will be directed by Tom Shankland (The Serpent, The Missing), with Stephen Smallwood (The Serpent, Patrick Melrose) as producer. The series is executive produced by Karen Wilson, Martin Haines and Emma Kingsman-Lloyd for Kudos, and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC.  Commissioned by the BBC, SAS: Rogue Heroes will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

Connor Swindells (Sex Education, Vigil) will play David Stirling, with Jack O’Connell (Skins, The North Water) as Paddy Mayne, Alfie Allen (Jojo Rabbit, Game of Thrones) as Jock Lewes, Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk, The King) as SAS Founding member Mike Sadler, and Sofia Boutella (Modern Love, Atomic Blonde) as Eve. Dominic West (The Wire, Appropriate Adult) will play Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke.

“Steven Knight and Kudos have created a gripping historical drama that complements EPIX’s lineup of elevated storytelling,” said Michael Wright, President, EPIX & President MGM Scripted Television. “We’re delighted to be teaming up with Banijay Rights to give this series an exclusive home on EPIX for the American audience.”

SAS: Rogue Heroes is a masterstroke of a series from the visionary Steven Knight, packed with a stellar cast who bring this fantastic story to life. We are thrilled that EPIX have come on board to take this fantastic drama to a wider US audience,” said Matt Creasey, EVP Sales, Co-Productions and Acquisitions, Rest of the World, Banijay Rights.

Martin Haines, Co-Managing Director of Kudos added: “EPIX is a perfect partner that shares our vision and ambition. We are delighted they are our US partners on this epic show.”

The series will also star Amir El Masry (Industry, The One), Theo Barklem-Biggs (The First Team, Carnival Row), Corin Silva (The Bay, Emmerdale), Jacob Ifan (Bang, The Accident), Dónal Finn (Cursed, The Witcher), Jacob McCarthy (The Last Summer, A.P. Bio), César Domboy (Outlander, The Walk), Michael Schaeffer (Chernobyl, The Salisbury Poisonings) and Miles Jupp (The Great, The Durrells).

 

ABOUT BANIJAY RIGHTS

Leading independent global distributor, Banijay Rights, represents a world-class, multi-genre portfolio of over 110,000 hours of standout programming. Leading distribution for the largest international creator and producer, Banijay, the division handles the exploitation of some of the planet’s best scripted and non-scripted brands.

Representing quality, excellence and experience in the business of linear and non-linear television and ancillary activity across all platforms, Banijay Rights’ catalogue encompasses a host of top titles from Banijay’s 120+ in-house labels, and a number of third-party producers, spanning drama, comedy, entertainment, factual, reality, family, formats and theatrical.

Delivering high-quality IP, which was born locally and travels globally, the distributor offers the best stories told the best way. Its landmark brands include Survivor, Big Brother, MasterChef, Temptation Island, Grantchester, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Deal or No Deal, Versailles, Biggest Loser, Home and Away, Money Drop, Mr Bean and Black Mirror.

Built on independence, creative freedom, entrepreneurialism and commercial acumen, Banijay Rights operates under the direction of Chief Executive Officer, Cathy Payne.

 

ABOUT KUDOS
Kudos, part of Banijay UK, one of the world’s leading TV production companies with a track record of producing distinctive and genre-defining drama. Committed to nurturing and celebrating writers, recent productions include Code 404 (Sky One), Grantchester (ITV), Two Weeks to Live (Sky One) and Ladybaby (BBC3), with major new series including SAS: Rogue Heroes (BBC One) and Then You Run (Sky) currently in production.

 

ABOUT EPIX®

EPIX®, 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® 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 and drama  Chapelwaite,  based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; as well as upcoming premieres of western adventure series Billy the Kid; Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of dramedy Bridge and Tunnel  written and directed by Ed Burns; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; and music docuseries Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records. Other originals include Emmy®-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; season two of  War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; docuseries  NFL: The Grind and NFL Icons, from NFL Films; docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name; 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® 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.

 

Contacts:

For EPIX:

Eileen Quast

SVP, Publicity

[email protected]

 

For Banijay Rights:

Andrew Dickens

VP, Press
[email protected]

 

EPIX® RELEASES FIRST TEASER TRAILER FOR HORROR SERIES “FROM” AND ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE OF SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20

WATCH TEASER: HERE

New York, NY – October 28, 2021 – Just in time for Halloween, EPIX® releases the first look teaser trailer for their contemporary sci-fi horror series, From, and announces a February 20, 2022 premiere date. Created and executive produced by John Griffin (Crater), directed and executive produced by Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones, Mr. Mercedes), and showrun and executive produced by Jeff Pinkner (Fringe, Alias, Lost), From features a stellar ensemble cast lead by Harold Perrineau (Lost). The series 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 is a co-production between EPIX Studios and MGM International Television Productions, and is produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO. Production wrapped earlier this month in Halifax, NS. The series will be distributed by Netflix outside of the U.S.

Executive producer Jack Bender directed the first four episodes. Alongside Griffin, Bender and Pinkner as executive producers are Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec and 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.

 

Cast includes:

HAROLD PERRINEAU (Lost, Oz) – “Boyd Stevens”

Boyd Stevens is the sheriff whose Draconian rules have held the fragile town together, even as he searches for a way to escape this seemingly inescapable nightmare.

 

CATALINA SANDINO MORENO (Maria Full of Grace, The Affair) – “Tabitha Matthews”

Tabitha Matthews, struggling in the aftermath of tragedy, suddenly finds herself and her family trapped in the town.

 

EION BAILEY (Band of Brothers, Once Upon a Time) – “Jim Matthews”

Jim Matthews, along with his wife, Tabitha, struggles to find a way to keep his children safe and come to terms with this new reality even as they desperately search for a way back home.

 

HANNAH CHERAMY – “Julie”

Julie is the daughter of Jim and Tabitha Matthews (Eion Bailey, Catalina Sandino Moreno).  She’s in the throes of adolescence, still reeling from a family tragedy and now stuck in this terrifying new town – though, unexpectedly, her arrival here may be the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

 

SIMON WEBSTER – “Ethan”

Ethan is the younger brother of Julie Matthews, and the son of Jim and Tabitha. Ethan is routinely taunted by his big sister, who takes his gentle spirit for weakness. After a car crash leaves his family stuck in town, a gravely injured Ethan begins to feel changed by his surroundings.

 

RICKY HE (The Good Doctor) – “Kenny”

Kenny is Sheriff Boyd’s deputy, a first-generation immigrant trapped in this town with his parents. With his dad suffering from dementia and Kenny routinely getting called upon to help Boyd deal with some fresh catastrophe, Kenny is doing his best to rise to the occasion.

 

CHLOE VAN LANDSCHOOT – “Kristi”

Kristi was trapped in town during her 3rd year of med school and has assumed the role of town medic. She’s frequently called upon to handle problems that would rattle the nerves of the most veteran doctor.

 

SHAUN MAJUMDER – “Father Khatri”

Father Khatri cares for the spirits of the townsfolk. He’s strong, compassionate, and believes there are more important matters than just surviving this town — people must remember what they are surviving for.  There is also more to Father Khatri than first meets the eye.

 

CORTEON MOORE (Utopia Falls) – “Ellis”

Ellis is the estranged son of Sheriff Boyd and a resident of Colony House. He is a handsome young philosopher with the soul of an artist and a deep well of unresolved trauma and rage. Only time will tell if the broken relationship between Ellis and his father can ever be healed.

 

PEGAH GHAFOORI – “Fatima”

Fatima is a resident of Colony House and an Iranian immigrant to the US. Even here in this town she focuses on the good, like the fact that she never would have met Ellis, the love of her life, if not for this terrible place.

 

DAVID ALPAY (Castle Rock) – “Jade”

Jade is abrash, entitled tech hot shot, who just sold his company for hundreds of millions of dollars. What was meant to be an extravagant weekend celebration for Jade instead turns to horror when he finds himself trapped in a nightmarish town with seemingly no way out.

 

ELIZABETH SAUNDERS (Clarice) – “Donna”

Donna is the earthy, strong leader of Colony House -the town’s separatist faction. She is at once a caring, nurturing den mother to all of those at Colony House, and an unyielding, unforgiving force of nature that stands between Colony House and any who would threaten their way of life.

 

ELIZABETH MOY – “Tain-Chen”

Tain-Chen is Kenny’s mother and operates the town diner and supply depot. Her gentle but firm spirit may be necessary to keep the peace as unexpected events cause the residents of this nightmare town to start to fraction.

 

AVERY KONRAD – “Sara”

Sara is a true wildcard among the town’s residents: some think her mind was simply fractured by the nightmare of the town; others wonder if, in her madness, Sara is closer to the secrets of this place than anyone else.

 

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 EPIX®

EPIX®, 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® 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 and drama  Chapelwaite,  based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; as well as upcoming premieres of western adventure series Billy the Kid; Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of dramedy Bridge and Tunnel  written and directed by Ed Burns; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; and music docuseries Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records. Other originals include Emmy®-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; season two of  War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; docuseries  NFL: The Grind and NFL Icons, from NFL Films; docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name; 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® 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.

 

Contact:

Liz Isenberg

[email protected]pix.com

 

EPIX TO PREMIERE SEASON THREE OF ‘BRITANNIA’ ON JANUARY 16, 2022

New Tease Available Here

Download Art Here

Episodes 301-304 Now Available on Screeners.com

New York, NY – October 7, 2021 – Premium network EPIX® announced that the third season of Britannia will premiere on January 16, 2022. The epic, action-packed drama, serving thrills and humor in equal measure, was created by the multi-award-winning writers Jez Butterworth, his brother Tom Butterworth and James Richardson.

Season three of Britannia sees a radical transformation in Cait’s (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) journey as the Chosen One with a decision that will tie her to the future of her war-torn people and their ravaged land. Aulus (David Morrissey) comes under pressure from a new and dark force – otherwise known as his wife (Sophie Okonedo), whilst Amena (Annabel Scholey) finds herself in a lethal ménage à trois with both of them. Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) gets a new job which he despises, and Veran goes to the underworld and sees the future.

Britannia is produced by Vertigo Films in association with Neal Street Productions. The series was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content with Gabriel Silver as the Executive Producer for the series for Sky Studios. Season three is written by Jez and Tom Butterworth and Mackenzie Crook and produced by Rupert Ryle-Hodges and Matt Carver. Britannia is created by Jez and Tom Butterworth and Vertigo Films’ James Richardson who all act as Executive Producers together with Neal Street Production’s Nicolas Brown, Pippa Harris and Sam Mendes.

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. Building on the success of critically-acclaimed Sky Originals including Emmy-winning Chernobyl, BAFTA-winning Patrick Melrose and international hits Das Boot, Riviera and Britannia, Sky Studios is the new creative home of Sky Originals, such as The Third Day with Jude Law, I Hate Suzie, co-created by Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper and BAFTA-nominated hit comedy, Brassic.

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 the UK creative sector in the first five years alone.

Sky Studios invests in the cultural economy and global production sector with equity stakes in several production companies in the UK and the US, including Great British Bake-Off creator Love Productions, and the premier 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, True North Productions, and Transistor Films; 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 Cécile Frot-Coutaz, Chief Content Officer Jane Millichip, Chief Operating Officer Caroline Cooper, Director of Commissioning, Drama Gabriel Silver, Director of Comedy UK Jon Mountague, Director Original Production Sky Studios Italia Nils Hartmann, and Director Original Productions Sky Studios Deutschland Marcus Ammon.

 

About Vertigo Films

Vertigo Films is a British independent TV and Film company founded in 2002. Having built up one of the most successful feature film businesses in the UK encompassing production, distribution, sales and post- production and with a number of box office and critical hits, in recent years, the company has been concentrating on television production.

With its focus on original, cinematic and international stories and a unique expertise in marketing, this has led to success with its first two shows for Sky – Britannia and Bulletproof, which are both in their 3rd seasons. The company is currently in production on Amazon Prime Video’s comedy-drama Mammals, starring James Corden and Sally Hawkins, and has a number of other projects in development.

 

About Neal Street Productions

Neal Street Productions is run by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Caro Newling, and Nicolas Brown and has been successfully producing award-winning film, TV and theatre for the past 15 years.

Neal Street’s diverse film and television slate includes the hugely successful Call the Midwife for the BBC, John Logan’s Penny Dreadful and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels for Showtime; the award-winning The Hollow Crown for the BBC; three series of Britannia for Sky/EPIX, and the BAFTA- nominated, contemporary thriller Informer for BBC/Amazon. Neal Street’s film projects have included Revolutionary Road for Paramount and DreamWorks, Things We Lost in the Fire for DreamWorks, and Jarhead for Universal. More recently, 1917, Neal Street’s First World War epic, directed by Sam Mendes and co-written by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns for Amblin and Universal, starred George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film won over 100 awards, including 2 Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Director, 3 Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, VFX and Sound Mixing, and 7 BAFTAs including Best Film, Best British Film and Best Director.

In the theatre, recent productions include Jez Butterworth’s Olivier and Tony award-winning The Ferryman; The Lehman Trilogy which had sell-out runs in London and at the Park Avenue Armoury Theater in New York; as well as the multi-award winning A Very Expensive Poison written by Lucy Prebble, performed at the Old Vic.

Neal Street Productions is an All3Media company, All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.

 

About NBCUniversal Global Distribution

NBCUniversal Global Distribution is responsible for the licensing and distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television and new media platforms in the U.S., Canada and in over 200 territories internationally. NBCUniversal’s content portfolio includes a vast and diverse library of more than 5,300 feature films and 120,000 television episodes, including current and classic titles, non-scripted programming, kids, sports, news, long-form and short-form programming from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Television, UCP, NBCUniversal International Studios, Sky Studios, NBC Late Night properties, DreamWorks Animation, Telemundo, and more, as well as locally produced content from around the world. Global Distribution is a division of Comcast NBCUniversal.

 

About EPIX

EPIX®, 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® 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 and drama  Chapelwaite,  based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; as well as upcoming premieres of western adventure series Billy the Kid; Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of dramedy Bridge and Tunnel written and directed by Ed Burns; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; and music docuseries Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records. Other originals include Emmy®-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; season two of  War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; docuseries  NFL: The Grind and NFL Icons, from NFL Films; docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name; 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® 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.

 

Contact:

Maureen Granados

[email protected]

 

EPIX AND BLUMHOUSE UNVEIL PREMIERE DATES FOR FIRST TWO FILMS IN ORIGINALS SLATE 

A HOUSE ON THE BAYOU AND AMERICAN REFUGEE

 TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DEBUT ON EPIX

AND FOR DIGITAL PURCHASE FROM PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Films Kick Off Previously Announced Eight-Film Slate Between Blumhouse Television and EPIX

With First Look Trailer of A House on the Bayou Launched Today Out of BlumFest 2021

 

New York, NY – October 1, 2021 – Premium network EPIX® and Blumhouse today announced the premiere dates for the first two films in their originals slate: A House on the Bayou will premiere on November 19, followed by American Refugee on December 10. The films will also be available for digital purchase from Paramount Home Entertainment the same day as the EPIX premiere.

A House on the Bayou and American Refugee are part of the previously announced slate, in which Jason Blum’s television company will develop and produce eight elevated, standalone horror/genre-thriller movies exclusively for EPIX. Blum will serve as executive producer.  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).

 

About A House on the Bayou

In an effort to reconnect and mend their relationship, Jessica and John Chambers (Angela Sarafyan, Paul Schneider) seek an idyllic getaway with their daughter Anna (Lia McHugh) to a remote mansion in rural Louisiana. When suspiciously friendly neighbors show up for dinner uninvited, the weekend takes a sinister turn as the fragile family bond is tested and dark secrets come to light.

Cast: Paul Schneider (Tales from the Loop), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), Lia McHugh (The Eternals), Jacob Lofland (Maze Runner), Doug Van Liew (Ida Red) and Lauren Richards (Doom Patrol).

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

Blumhouse, Epix and Paramount debuted a first look at the film with a new trailer out of Blumhouse’s annual fan event BlumFest 2021 today, and available to view on Blumhouse YouTube, Facebook and Twitter handles.

A House on the Bayou trailer HERE 

 

About American Refugee

Directed by Emmy award-winning multi-hyphenate Ali LeRoi (Everybody Hates Chris, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson) from a script by Allison & Nicolas Buckmelter, which was awarded the distinguished Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, an international screenwriting competition identifying talented new screenwriters.

American Refugee is about a family seeking shelter in a neighbor’s bunker, while the American economy is in collapse and the nation under martial law. There, they find the danger inside is potentially greater than the danger outside.

Cast: Erika Alexander (Get Out), Derek Luke (The Purge TV series), Sam Trammell (True Blood, The Fault in our Stars), Peyton Jackson (Nobody’s Fool), Zamani Wilder (Sacred Lies), Jessi Case (Mother’s Day), and Vince Mattis (Halloween).

Executive producers are Jason Blum, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold for Blumhouse, and Lisa Bruce.

 

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 BlacKkKlansmanGet 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 Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

 

About EPIX®

EPIX ®, 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® 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 Riverfrom 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®-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® 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.

 

 

Contacts:

EPIX

Maureen Granados

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Blumhouse

Milady Flores

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Paramount Home Entertainment

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