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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

About MGM+

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

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

 

About ITVX

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

 

About Sony Pictures Television 

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

 

Press Contacts

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Sony Pictures Television 

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Lauren Grossman

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

 

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

 

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

and digital distribution services 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Hotel Cocaine 

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

 

Belgravia: The Next Chapter 

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

 

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

 

Untitled Amityville Murders Docuseries 

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

  

San Francisco Sounds (Working title) 

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

 

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

 

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

   

About EPIX, Soon to be MGM+ 

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

 

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

  

  

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EPIX PR Contact: 

Eileen Quast, Senior Vice President, Publicity  

[email protected]  

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

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

 Season one is currently certified FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes 

 Download cast headshots HERE 

 

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

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

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

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

 

‘Victor’ – Scott McCord 

Upped to SERIES REGULAR for season 2 

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

McCord is repped by Edna Talent Management Ltd. 

 

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

 

Nathan D. Simmons 

NEW SERIES REGULAR 

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

Simmons is repped by Sky Talent Group, Ltd. 

 

Kaelen Ohm 

NEW SERIES REGULAR 

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

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

 

Angela Moore  

NEW SERIES REGULAR 

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

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

Moore is repped by The Characters Talent Agency 

 

AJ Simmons 

NEW SERIES REGULAR 

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

Simmons has graced the stage and screen across four continents.  

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

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

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

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

Simmons is repped by GGA. 

 

Deborah Grover  

NEW SERIES REGULAR 

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

Grover is repped by Fountainhead Talent Inc. 

 

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

 

About Midnight Radio 

Midnight Radio is the producing team of Josh Appelbaum, André Namec, Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg. On the TV side they are responsible for shows such as HIGH FIDELITY for Hulu, COWBOY BEBOP for Netflix, and ZOO for CBS. On the film side, Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg co-wrote both JUMANJI and JUMANJI 2: THE NEXT LEVEL for Sony, as well as VENOM for Sony starring Tom Hardy. Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec wrote MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL for Paramount, and produced TOM CLANCY’S WITHOUT REMORSE starring Michael B. Jordan for Amazon. 

 

ABOUT AGBO: 

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

 

About MGM 

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

 

About EPIX® 

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

EPIX is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite, and emerging digital distribution platforms, as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. 

 

Contact:  

Eileen Quast 

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Liz Isenberg 

[email protected] 

 

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

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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.