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Showtime ready for sin with Spurlock-hosted series

U.S. net Showtime is set to show its dark side, handing a series order to filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (pictured) for his docuseries Seven Deadly Sins.
March 27, 2014

U.S. net Showtime is set to show its dark side, handing a series order to filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (pictured) for his docuseries Seven Deadly Sins, which is to premiere June 19.

The Spurlock-hosted series, produced by the filmmaker’s Warrior Poets production banner, will take on one sin per episode. Spurlock – whose most recent projects include CNN series Inside Man, and the feature film One Direction: This Is Us - will exec produce with his business partner Jeremy Chilnick.

“For years, I’ve wanted to do an Alfred Hitchcock Presents-style show comprised completely of non-fiction stories,” said Spurlock in a statement. “A series just as dark and twisted as anything fiction could imagine, and now I’m thrilled to have that dream come true with Seven Deadly Sins.

“With Showtime as a partner, we’re going to make this as depraved as any scripted program as we dive head first into lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride,” he added. “You won’t believe it until you see it, and even then you may not believe it.”

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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