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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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