Epix Bowing Original Series in 201621 May, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Programming originates from studio co-owners Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures and MGM
Epix, the premium content channel co-owned by Lionsgate, Viacom and MGM, May 21 announced the future release of two original episodic series — one starring Nick Nolte.
The combined 20-episodes series, “Graves” from Lionsgate Television and “Berlin Station” from Paramount Television, mark the first original series to appear on Epix across its channels, Epix On Demand, Epix.com and TV Everywhere platforms with its distribution partners. A third original series from MGM will be announced in the future.
“Graves” is a single camera, half-hour comedy starring Oscar-nominated Nolte as a former President of the United States. Twenty years after his presidency, former President Richard Graves has the epiphany that his policies have damaged the country for decades and so, with his young assistant, he goes on a Don Quixote-like journey to right his administration's wrongs just as his wife, the former First Lady, decides to follow her own political ambitions.
“Berlin Station” follows a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin with a clandestine mission to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a whistleblower.
“Our focus was on business success and profitability first, and having established that firm business foundation, we are now in a position to launch our original series with these two great shows,” CEO Mark Greenberg said in a statement.