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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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