EPIX ANNOUNCES GRETCHEN CARLSON, DIANE GUERRERO, JUSSIE SMOLLETT, MARTIN SENSMEIER AND NICK OFFERMAN FOR ‘AMERICA DIVIDED’ SEASON 2
Gretchen Carlson and Jussie Smollett Also Join Norman Lear
As Executive Producers
NEW YORK, N.Y – February 26, 2018 – EPIX, an MGM company, today announced that Gretchen Carlson, acclaimed journalist and empowerment advocate, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Jussie Smollett (Empire) and Martin Sensmeier (Westworld) have been named as the new correspondents for the second season of the critically-acclaimed documentary series America Divided. Gretchen Carlson and Jussie Smollett have also signed on as executive producers, alongside Norman Lear who is returning for his second season. The four-part series will premiere on EPIX later this year and is set to explore the most provocative news headlines and cultural topics in recent months.
Gretchen Carlson, who recently made her own personal story of harassment public, will take viewers to the halls of Congress to uncover a culture of sexual harassment, held in place for decades by a deeply flawed system. In addition, viewers will witness the complex and often-tedious journey of her efforts to get a bipartisan bill introduced in both the House and Senate to better help harassment victims in the workplace.
Diane Guerrero, actor and activist, travels to Houston, Texas to witness the growing conflict over sanctuary cities in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Native American actor Martin Sensmeier travels to San Juan County, Utah, to investigate the controversy over the Bears Ears National Monument. While there, he uncovers the decades of struggle for equality by the county’s Native citizens.
Nick Offerman travels to the coal country of eastern Kentucky to investigate the looming collapse of the coal industry and explores its legacy. While there he meets the rising voices calling for a different future.
Jussie Smollett travels to Tennessee to witness the growing movement to bring down Confederate monuments and commemorate the deaths of thousands of African-Americans lynched during decades of racial terror.
America Divided is produced by Divided Films in association with RadicalMedia. In addition to Lear, Carlson and Smollett, America Divided is executive produced by Lucian Read and Richard Rowley for Divided Films, along with Shoshana Guy who serves as co-executive producer; Read show-runs and directs. Jon Kamen and Justin Wilkes serve as executive producers for RadicalMedia. Lear’s producing partner, Brent Miller, serves as an executive producer for their Act III Productions.
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About Divided Films
Divided Films uses visual storytelling in film, television, and digital media to reveal and heal the inequality and injustice found in today’s America. Since beginning in 2015, Divided Films’ diverse group of producers, directors and editors has produced: America Divided Season 1; the PBS Frontline film American Patriot; the feature-length documentary The Blue Wall; No Escape, a Weather Channel-Marshall Project documentary; and digital documentary series America Uprising and Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock.
RadicalMedia is an Oscar®, Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® Award-winning studio whose work includes the Oscar®-winning documentary, The Fog of War, Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning film, What Happened, Miss Simone?, Oscar®-nominated, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Emmy®-winning Under African Skies, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, Whitey: The US vs. James J. Bulger, Hamilton’s America and the SXSW award-winning May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers. Television credits include Abstract: The Art of Design, Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders, MARS, Stan Against Evil, American Divided, Iconoclasts, and Oprah’s Master Class. Currently in production are The Fourth Estate (wt), an inside look at The New York Times and its editors and journalists during the Trump administration, Wrong Man, a docuseries that re-investigates the cases of three inmates who claim they are innocent and the new heralded series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. See more at RadicalMedia.com and find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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