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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Synopsis

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  

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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] 

 

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]

                                             

 

 

Season Two of the EPIX Original Docuseries NFL Icons Debuts September 10 

Season Two of the EPIX Original Docuseries NFL Icons Debuts September 10 

 

 Weekly eight-episode series from NFL Films features legendary coach and broadcaster John Madden in Season Two premiere  

 

Watch and Share Official Tease HERE 

Key Art/Episodic Images/Stills Available HERE 

 

NEW YORK—August 2, 2022—Premium network EPIX today announced the return of the franchise NFL Icons, celebrating the biggest names in the history of professional football, from the award-winning filmmakers at NFL Films. Season Two of the eight-episode docuseries premieres Saturday, September 10 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT with an hour-long biography of NFL coaching and broadcasting legend John Madden. Subsequent episodes will debut Saturdays at 10 p.m. on EPIX and stream on the EPIX app. Each episode focuses on a single subject, whose unique impact on the game and the league is explored through a deep dive into the NFL Films archives, coupled with exclusive interviews.  

 

Narrated by award-winning broadcaster Rich Eisen, the engaging series pulls from decades of interviews, highlights, mic’d-up sound, and never-before-seen off-the-field moments. In addition to Madden, the football greats who will be featured in Season Two of NFL Icons are NFL Hall of Famers Walter Payton (Sept. 17), Jimmy Johnson (Sept. 24), Steve Young (Oct. 1), Ray Lewis (Oct. 8), Troy Aikman (Oct. 15), Cris Carter (Oct. 22), and Tony Dungy (Oct. 29). Each episode will provide fresh insight and perspective on their careers and unique backstories in a stylized NFL Films presentation. 

 

“We are thrilled to present Season Two of NFL Icons on EPIX,“ said Michael Wright, president of EPIX.  “Our partners at NFL Films are accomplished storytellers, with unprecedented access and insight into their uniquely American subject. The NFL Icons franchise, narrated by the incomparable Rich Eisen, is a celebration of those players and coaches who have helped define what is best about the league. NFL ICONS is a great addition to EPIX’s growing list of acclaimed and entertaining docuseries.”  

 

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. 

 

NFL Icons Season One outperformed the prior season of unscripted sports programming by 87% across all of EPIX’s viewing platforms, and the linear viewership increased by 70% versus the prior season of unscripted sports programming. 

 

Episode 201 – “NFL Icons: John Madden” – debuts Sept. 10. 

Arguably the greatest icon in football history, Madden’s rare combination of charisma, vision, and leadership made generations of fans fall in love with the game.  See how his love of Vince Lombardi set his path to coaching, where he shaped the identity of the legendary Oakland Raiders and follow his climb to a Super Bowl title, growth as the voice of pro football on television, influence through video games, and enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame – all of which Madden attributed to his vocation as a teacher.    

 

Episode 202 – “NFL Icons: Walter Payton” debuts Sept. 17. 

The story of the legendary Chicago Bears running back who won a Super Bowl and became the NFL’s all-time rushing leader, as told through archives and new interviews with his children Brittney and Jarrett.  The challenges of Payton’s rise from a small-town Mississippi childhood to global stardom in sports and pop culture.  His extraordinary “Flu Game,” hill-running, fashion sense, and untimely death at age 45 from a rare disease are covered in depth, along with his legacy through the prestigious awards named in his honor. 

 

Episode 203 – “NFL Icons: Jimmy Johnson” debuts Sept. 24 

No coach ever got more out of people than Jimmy Johnson. Harnessing what he learned as an undergraduate psychology major, Johnson won a National Championship as a player at Arkansas and head coach of the Miami Hurricanes, followed by two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys.  The film explores how he changed history through the milestone Herschel Walker trade, about his unique collaboration with Hall of Fame owner Jerry Jones, and how Johnson’s famed Five-Year Plan helped him find work-life balance. 

 

About NFL Films 

Winner of 136 Sports Emmy® Awards, NFL Films remains a gold standard in sports television, providing unprecedented access to and legendary storytelling about the sport of professional football. NFL Films is a part of NFL Media, the owned and operated media division of the National Football League, which is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, the NFL App, NFL.com, NFL+, NFL RedZone and the streaming service, the NFL Channel. 

 

About Rich Eisen 

Emmy-nominated host, Rich Eisen is the host of The Rich Eisen Show, airing weekdays on Peacock TV from noon-3PM ET and simulcast on SiriusXM (ch. 211) and Westwood One.  This summer, Eisen hosted Tokyo Gold for Peacock TV, recapping the biggest stories and highlights from the Olympics. In addition, hosting Westwood One’s weekly Monday Night Football pregame and halftime show, he continues to be the signature host of the NFL Network, where he was hired as network’s first on-air talent in the summer of 2003. Prior to joining NFL Network, Eisen spent 8years at ESPN as one of the network’s most visible personalities, where he hosted SportsCenter alongside Stuart Scott, as well as a variety of other high-profile assignments.   

 

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 2. 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: 

 

For EPIX: 

Ray Stallone 

[email protected] 

 

Liz Isenberg 

[email protected] 

 

For NFL Films: 

Andrew Howard 

[email protected]  

EPIX Lands ‘My Life as a Rolling Stone’

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

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Photo credit: Mark Seliger

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

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Mercury Studios – Main Stage Public Relations

Craig Bankey

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Kevin McLaughlin

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Stream Blockbuster Films on EPIX This Summer

MGM’s House of Gucci, No Time To Die and Licorice Pizza will premiere exclusively on EPIX and the EPIX NOW App in July

 

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Premiere network EPIX announced today that the following premium films will be available on the network’s streaming platform and on the EPIX Now app in July: 

 

House of Gucci

Available on EPIX: July 2, 2022

About: “House of Gucci” is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani, (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder.

 

No Time To Die

Available on EPIX: July 7, 2022

About: Daniel Craig returns one last time as James Bond, starring alongside OSCAR®-winner Rami Malek (2019, Best Actor, “Bohemian Rhapsody”) in “No Time To Die.” Bond has left active service and is enjoying life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

 

Blacklight 

Available on EPIX: July 18, 2022

About: A troubled off-the-books fixer for the FBI (Liam Neeson) tasked with pulling undercover agents out of dangerous situations finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy when one such agent questions the very people he’s working for.

 

Torn Hearts

Available on EPIX: July 19, 2022

About: An up-and-coming country music duo journey to the home of a legendary singer in hopes of recording with her. The pair go to extreme lengths to prove their worthiness to the reclusive star.

 

Licorice Pizza

Available on EPIX: August 8, 2022

About: “Licorice Pizza” is the story of Alana Kane (Alana Haim) and Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by heralded filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, this potent coming-of-age drama tracks the treacherous navigation of first love. Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper, Tom Waits and Benny Safdie also star.

 

EPIX’S Music Docuseries Women Who Rock To Premiere July 10

Features Original Interviews with Chaka Khan, Pat Benatar, Mavis Staples, Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow and more 

 

Watch First Look Clip HERE 

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Photo Credits: Janette Beckman/EPIX 

 

Episodes are available upon request by emailing [email protected]  

 

NEW YORK—May 31, 2022—EPIX, the premium television network, announced that four-part music docuseries Women Who Rock will premiere on Sunday, July 10 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT. This EPIX original docuseries, from John Varvatos and Derik Murray’s Network Entertainment, pays homage to women pioneers in music who have stormed the stage, wielded their instruments, amplified their voices, and sung the soundtrack of our lives. In their own words, generations of iconic women artists discuss truth, defiance, artistic expression, hard-won success, and most importantly, the insights and tales behind their timeless music.  

  

The docuseries features original interviews with Nancy Wilson, Shania Twain, Chaka Khan, Pat Benatar, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E., Macy Gray, Rickie Lee Jones, Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Kate Pierson, Tina Weymouth, St. Vincent, Jody Watley, and Nona Hendryx. 

  

In addition to Varvatos and Murray, Jessica Hopper, Jesse James Miller, Paul Gertz, Kent Wingerak, and Rachel Brill serve as executive producers. Hopper directs the docuseries.  

  

Women Who Rock is a celebration of iconic women who boldly trailblazed their way into the men’s club of rock ‘n’ roll,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “I’m thrilled to partner again with John Varvatos and Network Entertainment to continue EPIX’s tradition of developing quality music docuseries for our discerning audience.”  

 

“Over the four episodes of Women Who Rock, these 40-plus icons illuminate not just their own place in music history, but give us the untold story of their relationship to each other. Each of these pathbreaking women built rungs for the next generation to stand — and rock – on,” said Jessica Hopper, executive producer and director. 

  

EPIX previously partnered with Varvatos and Network Entertainment on the five-time Leo Award-winning docuseries Punk, which was executive produced by Iggy Pop and explored the rise of the punk movement.  

 

About Network Entertainment 

Network Entertainment is a globally recognized film and television production company that produces award-winning documentaries and documentary series for leading streamers, television networks, and theatrical exhibition. Network is known for celebrating the lives of the world’s most iconic personalities and diving deep into inspiring cultural topics including music, film, comedy, sports, politics, and business. The Network premium brand of content delivers richly crafted storytelling supported by world class talent, a dynamic cinematic approach, and meticulously sourced and curated archival materials. The Company’s productions are consistently embraced by both audiences and critics alike, garnering awards, record ratings and unparalleled media coverage for Network and its partners.  

  

For additional information on Network Entertainment Inc., visit www.networkentertainment.ca 

 

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 the upcoming premiere of season two of dramedy Bridge and Tunnel  written and directed by Ed Burns. Other originals include Emmy®-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; sci-fi horror series FROM produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; western adventure series Billy the Kid; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; acclaimed spy thriller Condor; epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; docuseries  NFL: The Grind and NFL Icons, from NFL Films; music docuseries Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records; 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: 

 

Eileen Quast, EPIX PR 

[email protected]  

 

Liz Isenberg, EPIX PR 

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ID PR 

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EPIX® ANNOUNCES ROMANTIC COMEDY BRIDGE AND TUNNEL RETURNS ON JULY 10 AND RELEASES NEW TRAILER 

EPIX® ANNOUNCES ROMANTIC COMEDY BRIDGE AND TUNNEL RETURNS ON JULY 10 AND RELEASES NEW TRAILER   

Watch Trailer HERE 

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***Screeners for Season 1 and Season 2 are now available via MGM ROAR or upon request *** 

 

New York, NY – May 19, 2022 – Premium network EPIX® announced today that the upcoming second season of Bridge and Tunnel will premiere on July 10, 2022. Written, directed and produced by Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, Public Morals) – who also stars – this six-episode, half-hour romantic comedy series set in the early 1980’s revolves around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island hometown.  

  

Season two opens in the summer of 1981, exactly one year after the events of the last season, and finds Jimmy, Jill and the rest of the gang no longer tethered to the leafy confines of the suburbs. They’ve now got one foot in Manhattan, and it will be a magical summer in the big city full of sexiness, vibrancy and excitement as they each fall in and out of love (with partners new and old) and take one step closer to making their dreams a reality. 

  

The series features a stellar ensemble cast including Sam Vartholomeos (Star Trek: Discovery), Caitlin Stasey (Reign, Please Like Me), Gigi Zumbado (9-1-1, Criminal Minds, Scream), Jan Luis Castellanos (13 Reasons Why, Marvel’s Runways), Brian Muller (The Deuce, Madame Secretary, The Good Wife) and Isabella Farrell (The Good Fight). 

  

“The first season of Bridge and Tunnel offered EPIX viewers a nostalgic escape back to the eighties diners, dive bars and backyards of Long Island,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX.  “We can’t wait to see what new adventures Ed Burns and Aaron Lubin create for this engaging group of friends as they continue to chase their dreams and fall in and out of love.” 

  

“At its heart, Bridge and Tunnel is a romantic comedy meant to leave our audience smiling this summer. We’re grateful to Michael Wright and the entire EPIX team for their collaboration,” said Ed Burns, executive producer. 

  

In addition to Burns, the series is also executive produced by Aaron Lubin (Something Borrowed, Public Morals) and Lori Keith Douglas (The Village, Friends from College). Bridge and Tunnel is produced by EPIX Studios and is internationally distributed by MGM.   

  

Marlboro Road Gang Productions 

Edward Burns and Aaron Lubin have been producing partners at Marlboro Road Gang Productions for the past 20 years and recently completed Burns’ 13th feature, Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies, which premiered to outstanding reviews at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released this fall. Lubin and Burns also executive produced and Burns starred in the finale episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories for Amblin Partners, Universal Television and Apple Television, which premiered in March 2020 on Apple TV+. Spielberg, Amblin, and Lubin also executive produced Burns’ police drama Public Morals in which Burns wrote, directed, produced, and starred in every episode for TNT.   

  

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 the upcoming premiere of season two of romantic comedy Bridge and Tunnel written and directed by Ed Burns. Other originals include Emmy®-nominated music docuseries  Laurel Canyon; sci-fi horror series FROM produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; western adventure series Billy the Kid; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; acclaimed spy thriller Condor; epic fantasy drama series  Britannia; docuseries  NFL: The Grind and NFL Icons, from NFL Films; music docuseries Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records; 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: 

Eileen Quast, EPIX PR                                            Liz Isenberg, EPIX PR 

[email protected]                                                     [email protected]