Epix is eyeing some possible new developments on the scripted and unscripted front.
Network president Michael Wright introduced Epix’s development slate, which comprises two scripted projects and three potential docuseries, during its Television Critics’ Association winter press tour afternoon.
Among those two scripted series hails from Edward Burns who’s famous for his roles in”Saving Private Ryan” and romantic comedies such as”She’s one.” Burns is connected to create, write and guide the dramedy that’s put in Ronald Reagan-era America.
The jobs could potentially join Epix’s record that’s headlined by scripted dramas”Perpetual Grace, LTD,””Godfather of Harlem” and DC series”Pennyworth” that was revived for another year in October of this past year.
Continue reading to find out exactly what Epix has from the toaster:
Gibson Station (scripted)
By producer/writer/director Edward Burns, this dramedy set in 1984 revolves round three 20-something best friends setting out to pursue their dreams and also search their location at Ronald Reagan’s America.
A Column of Fire (scripted)
Based upon the book by Ken Follett, this Elizabethan drama follows the love between Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald starting in 1558 and crossing half a century of political intrigue and chaos. The job is composed by Lizzie Mickery and created by Snowed-In Productions and Sony Pictures Television. Snowed-In’s Ruth Kenley-Letts and Mickery are executive producers.
Fall River (docuseries)
1979 — Fall River, MA — home to the infamous Lizzie Borden, three young girls were murdered in a string of brutal murders. Police alleged that a satanic cult had been practicing human sacrifice. The cult leader, a guy called Carl Drew, was captured and sent to prison for life without parole. Twenty years after the trial, the lead writer became so chased by inconsistencies in the stories he re-investigated his own instance after he murdered. Proof surfaced bringing the whole narrative into question. This documentary show will inform true story of a city caught in the grips of this Satanic Panic, together with new witnesses and proof that shed light on murders which were believed to have been resolved. “Fall River” is Made by Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions. James Buddy Day serves as executive producer and manager.
“Fiasco” is a brand new podcast documentary about politics, power, and doubt. Host Leon Neyfakh will transport listeners to the daily reality of our nation’s most crucial historical events, bringing to life the abandoned turns and twists of yesteryear whilst shedding light on the current. Season 1 of”Fiasco” will tell the story of this contested 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, along with the outstanding legal battle that followed Florida. The project is Made by Neyfakh’s Prologue Projects and Luminary Media, LLC. Neyfakh, Steven Fisher and Andrew Parsons function as executive producers, along with Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver to get Left/Right Productions.
Songs That Changed the World (docuseries)
Directed by Thom Zimny and executive made by singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, this four-part doc series appears to these transcendent moments when audio has been able to do what no other societal force could: talk to our heads, hearts and spirits and lead us to greater ground and in so doing change us if we knew we had to or not. Along with Zimny and Browne, Armyan Bernstein will produce for Beacon Pictures.