This week we got some more information on MGM+, the former EPIX platform. The newly rebranded premium linear channel and streaming service will launch on January 15. It will launch in conjunction with the season 3 premiere of the critically acclaimed drama series Godfather of Harlem. Starring and also executive produced by Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker and created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos).
Keep reading for details on other upcoming content headed to MGM+.
MGM+ SIZZLE REEL
“It’s a new beginning for our service, as we introduce MGM+ and its distinctive brand promise to viewers on January 15. MGM+ will deliver on its iconic and beloved studio legacy, with cinematic, sophisticated, and transportive storytelling that audiences love,” said Michael Wright, head of MGM+. “We are growing our rich library of content, comprised of original television series and blockbuster films that celebrate the MGM brand.”
MGM+ UPCOMING RELEASES
Wright also announced premiere dates for the six-episode limited series A Spy Among Friends (March 12); the contemporary sci-fi horror series FROM season 2 (April 23); and the true-crime docuseries Murf the Surf (February 5).
A Spy Among Friends, based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Ben Macintyre, stars Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor Damian Lewis (Homeland, Billions), Emmy winner Guy Pearce (Jack Irish, Mare of Easttown), and Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland, Line of Duty).
FROM features a stellar ensemble cast led by Harold Perrineau (Lost). The creative team includes creator and executive producer John Griffin (Crater), director and executive producer Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones, Mr. Mercedes), and executive producer and showrunner Jeff Pinkner (Fringe, Alias, Lost).
Murf the Surf, based on the life of infamous jewel thief Jack Roland Murphy, is written and directed by Emmy winner R.J. Cutler (Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, Belushi) and executive produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
These series will join the previously greenlit series Hotel Cocaine and San Francisco Sounds (working title) in MGM+’s new lineup. Hotel Cocaine, a crime thriller executive produced by Chris Brancato, will enter production in May in the Dominican Republic and is scheduled to premiere next winter. San Francisco Sounds, a two-part documentary series that tracks the history of the San Francisco music scene from 1965 to 1975, comes from the team behind the Emmy-nominated documentary Laurel Canyon]. It will premiere in the fall.
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