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Epix saddles up for ‘Billy The Kid’ series

MGM-owned US network Epix has ordered Billy The Kid, a new adventure series based upon the life of the infamous American outlaw. Written and exec produced by Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors), the 8 x 60-minute series is being produced by Epix Studios, MGM International Television Productions, De Line Pictures and Amblin Television, in association […]

MGM promotes Epix president Michael Wright for TV as Steve Stark departs

Epix president Michael Wright is expanding his remit after it emerged MGM/UA Television’s chief Steve Stark is stepping down. Wright will take on Stark’s responsibilities by becoming president of MGM TV, while also remaining in charge of MGM-owned cable network Epix. Stark, meanwhile, has reportedly taken on a producing deal at the studio, according to […]

BBC acquires ‘Enslaved’ doc series with Samuel L Jackson

UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired a 4 x 60-minute documentary series examining the transatlantic slave trade, fronted by Hollywood star and human rights activist Samuel L Jackson, for its BBC Two channel. Enslaved: The Lost History Of The Transatlantic Slave Trade will shed new light on the 400-year history of human trafficking, which saw […]

Epix orders Forest Whitaker docuseries inspired by ‘Godfather Of Harlem’ drama

MGM’s US cable network Epix has greenlit a four-part docuseries exploring the true history of Harlem, inspired by its Forest Whitaker-starring drama Godfather Of Harlem. By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times Of Godfather Of Harlem will use interviews, archival footage, evocative imagery and key moments from the scripted series to explore those who took a stand […]

Epix orders first in-house drama with Stephen King adaptation

US network Epix has greenlit a series adaptation of Jerusalem’s Lot, based on Stephen King‘s short horror story. Jerusalem’s Lot is the first series to emerge from the MGM-backed network’s in-house Epix Productions. Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody (The Pianist) is attached to lead the series as Captain Charles Boone, with Brody most recently guest-starring […]

Epix prepares docuseries based on ‘Slow Burn’ podcast about Watergate

US cabler Epix is preparing to air a six-episode docuseries based on hit podcast Slow Burn, which explores the Watergate crisis. The show, which will also be known as Slow Burn, expands on the podcast’s first season and follows Leon Neyfakh’s investigation into the Watergate crisis, exploring the subplots and forgotten characters involved in the […]

Epix unscripted boss Rachel Brill joins Bleacher Report’s B/R Studio

Epix unscripted boss Rachel Brill is leaving the MGM-owned cable channel to take up a new role at WarnerMedia’s Bleacher Report. The exec is to head up the sports brand’s production hub B/R Studio at SVP and GM. Her new remit includes striking partnerships with creative talent for sports-focused projects targeting millennial and Gen Z […]

Apple TV app launches in more than 100 countries

Apple has launched its redesigned TV app, making it possible for consumers to subscribe in one place to channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel and EPIX. The update, which was first announced at an Apple event in March, is now available in over 100 countries. Apple said more channels would be added over […]

MGM launches streamer Epix Now

MGM is getting into the streaming game with the launch of SVOD Epix Now.  The streaming service is linked to MGM-owned Epix, and will feature the cable channel’s library of programming and films. Priced at $5.99 per month, the platform will also feature all four of Epix’s linear live channels. New customers can subscribe directly from devices such […]

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