Four-part docuseries from Mercury Studios to premiere on August 7
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BEVERLY HILLS, California—June 21, 2022—Today, premium network EPIX announced its upcoming four-part docuseries My Life as a Rolling Stone. Tied to the band’s 60th anniversary, this exhilarating series will show a global audience how The Rolling Stones created the blueprint for every budding rock band, and grew from young blues-loving hopefuls to a globally recognized cultural brand.
Each episode will feature an intimate portrait of one of the band’s charismatic members (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and the late Charlie Watts), exploring different dimensions of their personalities, their musical brilliance, and their cultural impact. The series aims to reveal The Rolling Stones’ creativity, their inspirations, and how they individually and collectively have overcome adversity, notoriety, and personal demons to write the soundtrack of our times.
“Compelling music docuseries have become a pillar of EPIX’s slate of premium original programming, and My Life as a Rolling Stone is a perfect addition to that mix,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “This distinctive documentary captures the raw and organic energy that defines The Rolling Stones, and tells the gripping, epic story of their journey. I am excited for viewers to experience this legendary band as few ever have before.”
“EPIX is the perfect U.S. home for these dynamic-yet-highly-personal portraits of Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie,” added Mercury Studios CEO, Alice Webb. “As they celebrate 60 years we couldn’t be prouder that EPIX viewers will enjoy exclusive access to The Rolling Stones through these special shows.”
My Life as a Rolling Stone is directed by Oliver Murray (The Quiet One), and Clare Tavernor (Keith Richards: A Culture Show Special), and executive produced by Steve Condie, SVP, Content, Mercury Studios. The docuseries is produced by Mercury Studios.
ABOUT MERCURY STUDIOS
Mercury Studios is a full-service production studio originating, producing, selling, distributing, and investing in scripted, unscripted, and live content. Editorially independent, Mercury Studios is powered by Universal Music Group and represents the world’s leading catalogue of music-related content.
Mercury Studios’ Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool was recently honored with two Emmys for Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary and Outstanding Sound. ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas also received a 2021 Grammy Award nomination for Best Music Film. The feature documentaries are part of the company’s library consisting of nearly 2,000 hours of programming. Current projects include If These Walls Could Sing, the untold story of the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, directed by celebrated British photographer and filmmaker Mary McCartney, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, a feature documentary from Oscar-winning director/producer Joseph Patel (Summer of Soul), adapted from Vikki Tobak’s best-selling book, and feature documentary Mixtape, from director Omar Acosta (Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives), which premiered last month in New York City as part of a new series co-hosted by Tribeca Enterprises. Recently, Mercury announced the production of Mars, a short film from Yungblud inspired by his song of the same title.
EPIX®, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on-demand, online and across devices. EPIX® has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including: the western adventure series Billy the Kid; sci-fi horror series FROM; Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; and the drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; as well as the upcoming premiere of Season Two of the romantic comedy Bridge and Tunnel, written and directed by Ed Burns. Other scripted originals include: War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; 19th-century period drama Belgravia from Julian Fellowes; acclaimed spy thriller Condor; and the epic fantasy drama series Britannia. EPIX is also the home to thought provoking docuseries, include Emmy-nominated music docuseries Laurel Canyon, The Rolling Stones: It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll, Women Who Rock, NFL Icons and NFL: The Grind, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records, and Fall River from Blumhouse Television.
Launched in October 2009, EPIX® is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), and Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX).
Eileen Quast, EPIX
Mercury Studios – Main Stage Public Relations