EPIX® RENEWS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES ‘GODFATHER OF HARLEM’ FOR THIRD SEASON

 

EPIX® RENEWS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES

GODFATHER OF HARLEM FOR THIRD SEASON

 

Executive Producer and Academy Award Winning Actor Forest Whitaker to Return 

in Ten-Episode Season from ABC Signature 

 

New York, NY – January 13, 2022– Premium cable network EPIX® announced today that Godfather of Harlem, from ABC Signature, which is a part of Disney Television Studios, will return for a 10-episode third season.  The critically acclaimed drama starring Forest Whitaker was created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos). It is scheduled to begin production in New York this summer.

 

Godfather of Harlem’s second season was EPIX’s best performing season of all time, and the series broke records for any single title streams in a single day across EPIX’s digital platforms. The season two finale was EPIX’s best performing finale episode to date.

 

Godfather of Harlem tells a story inspired by infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. Season Three will find Bumpy Johnson continuing to battle for control of Harlem, with other aspirants to the throne, namely the Cuban Mafia from neighboring Spanish Harlem. Taking on the Cuban mob will put Bumpy, his loved ones, and his community in the crosshairs of not only the rival Italians, but ruthless Latin assassins and, ultimately, the CIA. Godfather of Harlem is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.

 

“Godfather of Harlem is that rare show that is both addictively entertaining, and deeply relevant,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “Forest Whitaker, Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein have crafted a series that deserves all the acclaim it has received, and it grows more compelling every season.”

 

“I’m thrilled to be returning to my show, working alongside our truly incredible cast, crew, and writers, as we tell this unique and powerful story. I can’t wait to get back to set, and thank Michael Wright, EPIX, ABC Signature, and our dedicated fans for their support,” said Forest Whitaker.

 

“We’re thrilled to bring this extraordinary group of artists back together for season three of ‘Godfather of Harlem,’ ” said Jonnie Davis, President, ABC Signature.  “Forest Whitaker’s Bumpy Johnson is one of television’s great antiheroes and we can’t wait to see what the brilliant creative team led by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein have in store.”

 

In addition to Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as star and executive producer, season three cast members include: Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Daredevil), Ilfenesh Hadera (She’s Gotta Have It, Baywatch), Nigél Thatch (Selma, American Dreams), Lucy Fry (Bright, Vampire Academy), and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy  (Geechee, Passing).

 

Produced by ABC Signature, the series has been executive produced by Chris Brancato, Paul Eckstein, Forest Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, James Acheson, Markuann Smith and Joe Chappelle. Swizz Beatz has served as executive music producer.

 

 

ABOUT ABC SIGNATURE:

One of the Disney Television Studios, ABC Signature is a global leader in the development, production, and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. The studio produces many of ABC Entertainment’s most significant hits, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “black-ish,” and  “Station 19”; co-productions “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie,” and “Home Economics,” and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC Signature’s returning and upcoming series include “Promised Land” for ABC; Hulu’s “Dollface,” and co-production “Woke; “grown-ish” for Freeform; “The Wilds” for Amazon and “Godfather of Harlem” for EPIX.  For streaming service Disney +, series include “The Mighty Ducks” and “Big Shot.”

 

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 and season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia. 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; acclaimed spy thriller Condor; 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]

 

Janet Daily, ABC Signature PR

[email protected]

 

EPIX® RENEWS DRAMEDY ‘BRIDGE AND TUNNEL’ FOR SEASON TWO

Six-Episode Series Written, Directed and Produced by Edward Burns

And Producing Partner Aaron Lubin

Returns in 2022

New York, NY – July 14, 2021 – Premium network EPIX® announced today that Bridge and Tunnel has been renewed for a second season. Written, directed and produced by Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, Public Morals), – who also stars – this six-episode, half-hour dramedy 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 home town. Production will commence in Fall 2021 in New York, with an eye towards a 2022 premiere.

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), JanLuis Castellanos (13 Reasons Why, Marvel’s Runways), Brian Muller (The Deuce, Madame Secretary, The Good Wife) andIsabella Farrell (The Good Fight).

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.

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. 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’s new platform. 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 and 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; western adventure series Billy the Kid; Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series Britannia; and docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name.  Other originals include Emmy®-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, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen;Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; dramedy Bridge and Tunnelwritten and directed by Ed Burns; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; and Enslaved featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in October 2009, EPIX® 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® SETS ‘CHAPELWAITE’ PREMIERE FOR AUGUST 22, 2021 at 10PM ET/PT

Academy Award® Winner Adrien Brody Stars and Executive Produces 

Also Starring Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek)

 

Watch Teaser Trailer HERE

Photos HERE

(Credit: Chris Reardon/EPIX)

 

Episodes 1- 8 are now available via Screeners.com

or upon request by emailing [email protected]

 

*Please note, reviews are under embargo until August 9th

 

New York, NY – June 29, 2021 – Premium network EPIX announced today that Chapelwaite, based on the short story  Jerusalem’s Lot  by Stephen King and starring Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody and Emily Hampshire, will premiere on Sunday, August 22 at 10pm ET/PT. Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.

Hampshire plays Rebecca Morgan, an ambitious young woman who left Preacher’s Corners to attend Mount Holyoke College, and has returned home with an advance to write a story for the new and prestigious Atlantic Magazine.  Her writer’s block lifts when Boone arrives in town with his children, and despite her mother’s protests, Rebecca applies to be governess of the infamous Chapelwaite manor and the Boone family in order to write about them. In doing so, Rebecca will not only craft the next great gothic novel, she’ll unravel a mystery that has plagued her own family for years.

In addition to Brody, the series is executive produced by Donald De Line (Ready Player One, Wayward Pines), Jason Filardi, Peter Filardi and Burr Steers. Chapelwaite is produced by EPIX Studios.

 

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 and 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; western adventure series Billy the Kid; Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series  Britannia;  and docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name.  Other originals include Emmy®-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, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen;Belgravia,  from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from  Downton Abbey; dramedy Bridge and Tunnelwritten and directed by Ed Burns; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth,  executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; and Enslaved  featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in October 2009, EPIX® 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 EXPANDS AGREEMENT WITH COMCAST TO BE INCLUDED IN XFINITY TV PREMIUM PACKAGES

New Channels Featuring Classic Movies and Series Will Launch in December

LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 16, 2019 – EPIX, the premium pay TV network owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (MGM), today announced that it has expanded its existing carriage agreement with Comcast that will enable the company to deliver EPIX’s lineup of thousands of movies and original series to millions of additional Xfinity TV customers.

Beginning on December 10, EPIX and its lineup of thousands of movies and critically acclaimed original series will be added to select Comcast Xfinity TV premium packages.  Additionally, on December 12, EPIX will launch ScreenPix, a suite of library channels offering a curated collection of classic movies, uncut and commercial free.  The ScreenPix suite includes ScreenPix; ScreenPix: Action; ScreenPix: Westerns; and ScreenPix: Voices, a channel dedicated to diverse voices.  Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“I’m thrilled to welcome this new chapter in EPIX’s relationship with Comcast,” said Michael Wright, President of EPIX.  “We have a shared commitment to providing viewers an unmatched experience and are excited for Xfinity TV customers to experience EPIX’s lineup of new original series and great movies.”

“EPIX has been a great partner, and we are very pleased to deliver its critically acclaimed originals and vast content library to more Xfinity TV customers,” said Dana Strong, President of Consumer Services for Comcast Cable.

“Comcast is one of our most valued partners,” said Monty Sarhan, Executive Vice President and General Manager, EPIX. “We look forward to building upon our relationship by making EPIX available to millions of new customers and finding new ways to create value for Comcast.”

Comcast Xfinity TV premium subscribers will have access to an extensive library of EPIX blockbuster movies and original programming, kicking off with the first quarter 2020 premieres of original docuseries Slow Burn and Laurel Canyon; as well as the highly anticipated limited series Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes and the award-winning creative team behind Downton Abbey.  EPIX’s critically acclaimed lineup also includes the recently premiered Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker (currently airing Sundays at 9pm); season three of Get Shorty (airing Sundays at 10pm); NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen (airing Wednesdays at 9pm); as well as recent dramas Pennyworth and Perpetual Grace, LTD.   Additionally, EPIX offers exclusive premieres of blockbuster movies and film franchises from MGM, Paramount and Lionsgate, including Rocketman, Terminator: Dark Fate, John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum and the upcoming James Bond release No Time to Die. 

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; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; Get Shorty, featuring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano; spy thriller Deep State; and docuseries NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; and PUNK from John Varvatos and Iggy Pop; as well as upcoming premieres of new series Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes; docuseries Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast, and Laurel Canyon. 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 LAUNCHES ON AT&T TV NOW

Subscribers Can Stream Original Series, Thousands of Movies and Live TV for $6 per Month

LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 8, 2019 – EPIX, the premium TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), today announced its launch on the AT&T TV app, the company’s streaming service, for $6 per month. The launch follows EPIX and AT&T’s recently announced distribution agreement and the network’s launch across DIRECTV’s satellite platform on May 19th.

Starting today, customers with the AT&T TV NOW experience can sign up for a monthly subscription to EPIX across hundreds of devices including smart TVs, Roku devices, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and on Android and iOS mobile devices, among others. Those who subscribe will gain access to the entire EPIX library of critically acclaimed original programming, thousands of big blockbuster movies and three EPIX linear channels.

“We’re thrilled to be launching on the AT&T TV app, making our premium programming available to even more AT&T customers across the country,” said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. “It’s an incredibly exciting moment for the network as we continue to expand our distribution footprint and bring our superior customer experience and quality programming to new audiences.”

Daniel York, Chief Content Officer, AT&T, said “We’re pleased to expand the EPIX offering to our AT&T TV NOW subscribers, giving our customers even more choice in quality premium programming.”

AT&T TV NOW joins the growing number of streaming services where EPIX is available and coincides with the recent, highly anticipated premiere of original series Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred. The launch also precedes several upcoming original series premiers including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast; weekly series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and more. EPIX is also the home of critically acclaimed original series Perpetual Grace, LTD., Get Shorty, Deep State, Elvis Goes There and PUNK as well as over 2,000 Hollywood blockbuster movies.

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 Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; Get Shorty, featuring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano; spy thriller Deep State; docu-series Elvis Goes There with Elvis Mitchell and PUNK from John Varvatos and Iggy Pop, as well as upcoming premieres of new series Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast and NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen. 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 AVAILABLE ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO CHANNELS AS OF TODAY

Original Programming, Blockbuster Movies and Live TV Available for Just $5.99 per Month

LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY – EPIX, the premium TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), today announced that EPIX is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels for just $5.99 per month.

Amazon Prime customers can sign up for a monthly subscription to EPIX across hundreds of devices including smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Sticks, Fire tablets, Android and iOS mobile devices, and more. Subscribers will have unlimited access to the full EPIX library of critically acclaimed original programming, big blockbuster movies and coming soon, all four EPIX linear channels.

“Working with Amazon to make EPIX programming available on Prime Video Channels continues to build on the momentum we’ve created over the last several months,” said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. “Having our network launch in time for subscribers to watch our new series Perpetual Grace, LTD is a great moment of awareness and growth for our channel.”

Amazon Prime Video Channels is the latest place where fans can subscribe to EPIX following a series of recently announced platform rollouts and distribution agreements. The EPIX offering includes the upcoming premieres of original series Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace, LTD, from MGM and featuring Sir Ben Kingsley; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast; weekly series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and more. EPIX is also the home of critically acclaimed original series Get Shorty, Deep State, Elvis Goes There and PUNK as well as over 2,000 Hollywood blockbuster movies.

“Launching EPIX on Amazon Prime Video Channels is another important step in our overall strategy and our goal of making it easy for people everywhere to watch EPIX. We’re thrilled to build on our growing distribution with another important partner today,” said EPIX EVP and General Manager, Monty Sarhan.

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 Get Shorty, starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano; spy thriller Deep State; docu-series Elvis Goes There with Elvis Mitchell and PUNK from John Varvatos and Iggy Pop and, premiering later this year, new series Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast and weekly series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films. 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 AT&T REACH DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

EPIX will be Available on DIRECTV for $5.99 Starting May 19th;

Coming Soon to DIRECTV NOW

LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY – MAY 8, 2019 – EPIX, the premium TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), and AT&T (NYSE: T) today announced that they have reached a distribution agreement that will make EPIX available on a subscription basis to customers for $5.99 beginning Sunday, May 19th. The network will also be available soon on the streaming service DIRECTV NOW. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with AT&T and make our growing slate of original programming and Hollywood movies accessible to viewers across the DIRECTV universe,” said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. “It’s an exciting moment of growth for us as we build a brand that delivers a superior customer experience with high-powered, premium original series to a new audience on DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW.”

Added Monty Sarhan, EVP and General Manager, EPIX, “AT&T has been a tremendous partner of ours over the years.  We are extremely excited about launching on DIRECTV and expanding EPIX’s availability nationwide. This is an incredibly important platform for us and a truly momentous launch for our network.”

“We are pleased to add EPIX to our vast content offering in the premium TV category. With its growing lineup of original programming, EPIX is a great addition for our DIRECTV customers,” said Dan York, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer for AT&T.

EPIX will provide DIRECTV subscribers access to the upcoming premieres of original series Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred, from Warner Horizon and DC; Perpetual Grace, LTD, from MGM and featuring Sir Ben Kingsley; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast; a weekly series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films, and more. EPIX is also home to the critically acclaimed original series Get Shorty, Deep State, Elvis Goes There and PUNK as well as over 2,000 Hollywood blockbuster movies.

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 Get Shorty, starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano; spy thriller Deep State; docu-series Elvis Goes There with Elvis Mitchell and PUNK from John Varvatos and Iggy Pop and, premiering later this year, new series Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast and weekly series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films. 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 KICKS OFF ‘NFL: THE GRIND’

Weekly Series from NFL Films Premieres This Fall

New York, NY – May 7, 2019 – Premium television network EPIX® and NFL Films will team up this fall on the weekly series NFL: The Grind, premiering Wednesday, September 11 at 9pm eastern time and airing for 17 episodes throughout the entirety of the 2019 NFL season. Featuring a yet-to-be-named host, NFL: The Grind will serve as both a weekly destination for the final word on the week in football, as well as an up close and personal, inside look at life in the NFL – on and off the field – across the endurance test that is the NFL season. In addition to a weekly deep dive into the games, each episode will feature original field pieces – each hosted by an NFL veteran – that will give fans an inside look behind the grind, documenting never-before-told stories of NFL players, coaches and more as they navigate the season.

Said Michael Wright, President, EPIX, “At EPIX, we strive to tell compelling stories viewers won’t find anywhere else, and we’re thrilled to do that with The Grind, going deep behind the scenes of one of America’s most beloved sports, as only NFL Films can.  We’re looking forward to working with the talented team at NFL Films to provide fans not only the final word on each week of the season, but also inside access to some of the most powerful stories behind the grind.”

“NFL Films is thrilled to join the EPIX family and thankful for their trust in us,” said Ken Rodgers, NFL Films Vice President, Senior Coordinating Producer. “The Grind is a new step in our storytelling evolution — inside access of the NFL’s biggest stories, delivered by true insiders who know the game best. We can’t wait to work with EPIX throughout the 2019 season.”

ABOUT NFL FILMS

NFL Films, the most honored filmmaker in sports television history with 127 Sports Emmy Awards, remains a groundbreaking leader in sports television, providing unprecedented access to and legendary storytelling about the sport of professional football. With more than 100 million feet of film in its library, NFL Films is the historical backbone of NFL Network and a key supplier of the network’s programming, including the critically acclaimed series A Football Life. NFL Films is also the producer of HBO’s Hard Knocks, Prime Video’s All or Nothing, Showtime’s Inside the NFL, Fox Sports’ NFL Turning Point and NFL Films Presents, and several documentaries for ESPN’s 30 for 30.

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 Get Shorty, starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano; spy thriller Deep State; docu-series Elvis Goes There with Elvis Mitchell and PUNK from John Varvatos and Iggy Pop and, premiering later this year, new series Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast and NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films. 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:

For EPIX:

Maureen Granados

[email protected]

646-933-9280

For NFL Films:

Andrew Howard

[email protected]

310-845-4579

FILMING COMMENCES ON CARNIVAL’S ‘BELGRAVIA’ BY JULIAN FELLOWES FOR ITV AND EPIX

Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister, Harriet Walter and Alice Eve to star

London, 10 April 2019: Filming has commenced on Belgravia, a Julian Fellowes-penned six-part limited series for ITV and EPIX from Carnival Films, the makers of Downton Abbey.

Belgravia is a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful eve of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest neighbourhood.

Filming will take place at a range of stunning Victorian locations in London and the home counties, Edinburgh, Bath and Northumberland.

The limited series reunites the award-winning creative team behind Downton Abbey; with Julian Fellowes adapting his bestselling novel for the screen and Carnival’s Gareth Neame executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes. John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility, Trust Me) will direct all episodes with Colin Wratten (Killing Eve) producing.

The team is joined by a stellar ensemble cast including Tamsin Greig (Episodes), Philip Glenister (Mad Dogs), Harriet Walter (The Crown) and Alice Eve (She’s Out Of My League), Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children), Richard Goulding (The Windsors), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Adam James (Band of Brothers), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner) and Saskia Reeves (Luther).

Belgravia is a Carnival Films co-production with EPIX for ITV and is distributed by NBCUniversal International Distribution. The series has been commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill. The eponymous novel on which it is based is published by Orion Publishing.

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For further information contact: 

Sophie Spirit, IJPR

020 7836 3030 / [email protected]

Jeni Noel, IJPR

020 7836 3030 / [email protected]

Maureen Granados, EPIX

646-933-9280 / [email protected]

Note to Editors:

ABOUT CARNIVAL FILMS

Carnival Films is a division of NBCUniversal International Studios and one of the UK’s leading drama specialists. The company is responsible for the global television phenomenon Downton Abbey and current primetime series such as The Last Kingdom for Netflix, and Jamestown for Sky One. The company is currently producing the Downton Abbeymovie, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing. Other shows produced over Carnival’s history include Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Poirot, Hotel Babylon, Whitechapel and Dracula, as well as award-winning mini-series such as Traffik, Any Human Heart, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and The Hollow Crown anthology. Carnival has received a host of national and international awards including Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes and BAFTAs, and has been recognised as the UK’s best production company at both the Bulldog Awards and Broadcast Awards.

ABOUT ITV

ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster and the largest commercial television network in the UK. It is the home of popular television from the biggest entertainment events, to original drama, major sport, landmark factual series and independent news. It operates a family of channels including ITV, ITVBe, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 and CITV, which are broadcast free-to-air. ITV is also focused on delivering its programming via the ITV Hub, mobile devices, video on demand and third party platforms. ITV Studios is a global production business, creating, producing and selling programmes and formats internationally across the world with bases in the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the Nordics, the Netherlands and The Middle East. It is the largest commercial production company in the UK, a leading independent non-scripted indie in the US and our distribution business, Global Entertainment, and the distribution arm of Talpa, Talpa Global, sell finished programmes and formats worldwide.

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 Get Shorty, starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano; spy thriller Deep State; docu-series Elvis Goes There with Elvis Mitchell and PUNK from John Varvatos and Iggy Pop and, premiering later this year, new series Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker;Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; Belgravia,from Julian Fellowes and docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast. 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.

‘PENNYWORTH’ PREMIERES THIS SUMMER ON EPIX

First Teaser Trailer Released

New York, NY – March 29, 2019 – Premium network EPIX today released the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated series PENNYWORTH, premiering this summer. The 10-episode, hour-long drama series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London. 

In addition to Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) and Ben Aldridge (Our Girl, Fleabag), cast members include multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma FaithJason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack) and Polly Walker (The Mentalist, Rome).

Pennyworth is from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (GothamThe MentalistRome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (GothamCSI series). Production on the series is currently underway at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in the UK; Pennyworth is the first television series to film at Leavesden.

TEASER TRAILERhttps://youtu.be/aThLUgsI9-E

PHOTOS: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/IDdSccSIf1

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 Get Shorty starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano, spy thrillers Berlin Station and Deep State, docu-series Elvis Goes There with Elvis Mitchell and, premiering later this year, new series Godfather of Harlem starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker, Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred, from DC, Perpetual Grace, LTD. starring Sir Ben Kingsley and docu-series PUNK from John Varvatos and Iggy Pop. Launched in October 2009, EPIX is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through the 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.

ABOUT WARNER HORIZON SCRIPTED TELEVISION

A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT; David Makes Man, Love Is___ and Queen Sugar for OWN; Fuller House for Netflix; Krypton for SYFY; Pennyworth for EPIX; Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists for Freeform; and You for Lifetime.

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Contacts

Maureen Granados

[email protected]

646-933-9280

Holly Ollis

[email protected] 

818-954-7741