Spurlock docuseries “American Takedown” to bow on A&E

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's (pictured) latest docuseries captures the efforts of specialized tactical law enforcement units across the U.S.
June 4, 2015

Filmmaker and non-fiction television producer/presenter Morgan Spurlock’s latest docuseries, exploring the efforts of specialized tactical law enforcement units across the U.S., will make its A&E premiere on June 25 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Titled American Takedown, the series provides an investigative look into the work of American investigators, specialists and enforcement agents. The series premiere will detail the U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Team’s endeavors in preventing drug couriers from smuggling more than $7 million worth of cocaine into the U.S.

Produced by Spurlock’s Warrior Poets for A&E Network, American Takedown will also highlight Utah’s S.E.C.U.R.E. Strike Force’s probe into the procurement of forged government forms for undocumented workers; the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Auto Fraud Squad’s investigation into an insurance fraud ring run out of a chiropractor’s office; and the Humane Society of the United States’ inquest into a dog fighting scheme in Tennessee.

American Takedown is executive produced by Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin and Ethan Goldman for Warrior Poets, while Brad Abramson and Evan Lerner exec produce for A&E.

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