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Epix Will Become MGM+ in Early 2023

Epix is joining ABC Family, IMDb TV and Spike TV in the network name scrap heap. The MGM-backed premium cable network and its streaming counterpart are being rebranded as MGM+. The change, which will become effective in January, better aligns the brand with parent company MGM after the studio acquired full ownership of Epix from […]

Writers Guild West, Labor Coalition Push FTC to Challenge Amazon’s MGM Buy (Exclusive)

Even as Amazon closes its proposed $8.45 billion purchase of MGM, the Federal Trade Commission could still sue to block the merger if it decides that the deal is representative of broader antitrust concerns about its online retail service. That’s what Writers Guild of America West and the Strategic Organizing Center, a federation of labor […]

Marna Grantham, Acquisitions Executive at Epix, Dies at 63

Marna Grantham, who led content acquisition and distribution teams at Epix, Miramax, Turner, Fox and UPN, died Feb. 18 in Los Angeles of complications related to COVID-19, an MGM spokesperson announced. She was 63. Grantham most recently served as senior vp of programming acquisitions at Epix; she joined the network in November 2019. “I’ve had the […]

Epix’s ‘From’: TV Review

The sci-fi horror series is set in a mysterious small town that traps anyone who enters, and that is besieged by bloodthirsty monsters each night.

‘Godfather of Harlem’ Renewed for Third Season at Epix

Godfather of Harlem will continue its run on Epix. The premium cable outlet has renewed Godfather of Harlem for a third season. The mob drama starring Forest Whitaker is set to go back into production in the summer, with a premiere date to be determined. The renewal comes four months after the ABC Signature show’s […]

Katey Sagal to Topline Blumhouse Movie for Epix (Exclusive)

Katey Sagal is set to star in an original movie at premium cable outlet Epix. The Rebel actress will play a former country music star turned recluse in Tattered Hearts, a thriller that’s part of a series of films Blumhouse Television is making for Epix. It’s slated to debut sometime in 2022. The movie will […]

Edward Burns’ ‘Bridge and Tunnel’ Renewed for Season 2 at Epix

Epix is returning to Bridge and Tunnel. The MGM-backed premium cable network has renewed the dramedy starring Edward Burns, who also wrote and directed the six-episode half-hour dramedy. Season two of the series that is set in the early 1980s that revolves around a group of college grads pursuing their dreams in Manhattan will return […]

“Our Aim Is to Get at the Essence of the Truth”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Godfather of Harlem’s’ Forest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito, Co-Creators

The real-life figure of drug kingpin Bumpy Johnson, or versions of him, has been played in a number of movies over the years, most notably in Shaft, Escape from Alcatraz, The Cotton Club and American Gangster—as a supporting character. But in Godfather of Harlem, the crime drama series on Epix, he takes center stage. In […]

Epix’s ‘Billy the Kid’ Series Casts Its Lead

Epix has found its Billy the Kid. The MGM-backed premium cable network has tapped newcomer Tom Blyth to topline its forthcoming scripted drama exploring the origins of the American outlaw. The eight-episode scripted drama series is overseen by prolific writer-producer Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors, Vikings). Billy the Kid is described as an epic romantic […]

‘Billy the Kid’ Series From Michael Hirst Set at Epix

Otto Bathurst will direct the first two episodes of the drama, which is earmarked for a 2022 debut.

‘Pennyworth’: HBO Max, Epix May Share DC Comics Drama for Season 3

Discussions between WarnerMedia, which owns the show, and the MGM-backed premium cable network are under way for a potential third season of the Bruno Heller series.

Blumhouse to Produce Original TV Movies for Epix

The deal is the first of its kind for the premium cable outlet as it looks to expand its roster of originals.