2:45pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Showtime Sets Mass Shooting Docuseries
Showtime has set a new documentary series about mass shooting.
Active Shooter: America Under Fire is an eight-part docuseries premiering Sept. 29 that will offer an in-depth exploration of mass shootings and their devastating consequences. From the first-hand perspective of survivors, families of the victims, witnesses and heroic first responders, the project goes beyond the sensationalistic coverage of the tragic moments to offer a comprehensive report on the events.
Each of the episodes focuses on one of the numerous shooting incidents that have occurred in the U.S. to provide a thoughtful and comprehensive examination of one of the most important issues of our time. Making a careful study of the attacks at Aurora, Colo.; San Bernardino, Calif.; Charleston, S.C.; the Washington D.C. Navy Yard; Santa Monica, Calif.; Oak Creek, Wisc.; Orlando, Fla.; and the incident that proved a fundamental turning point for the country, Columbine, Colo., Active Shooter analyzes the full arc of each incident. The doc will strive to create a forum for understanding, discussion and debate, keeping the lives and loss of the victims paramount amid the need to confront this grave pandemic.
Active Shooter is executive produced by Eli Holzman (Undercover Boss, Project Runway) and Aaron Saidman (Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath) of The Intellectual Property Corporation, as well as Star Price (Penn & Teller: Bullshit!), who also serves as the docuseries’ showrunner.
Check out the trailer for the upcoming doc, below.