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Epix turns to athletes for its programming slate

MGM-owned television network Epix’s roster of new original content premiering this year includes the athlete-focused documentaries, Danica and Foreman.  The previously announced documentary, Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image, will air June 21 ...
June 22, 2017

MGM-owned television network Epix’s roster of new original content premiering this year includes the athlete-focused documentaries, Danica and Foreman

The previously announced documentary, Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image, will air June 21 at 8 pm ET/PT.

Below are descriptions of the new documentaries with descriptions courtesy of Epix.

Danica

In Danica, the racing superstar reveals herself like never before: as a competitor eagerly preparing for her next race; a woman confidently considering when she wants to start a family; and a budding mogul carefully considering thinking about her next steps.

Directed and executive produced by award-winning journalist and pioneer in sports broadcasting Hannah Storm (Brainstormin Productions), this documentary (pictured) will take a rare, candid look at an icon, capturing never-before-seen moments on and off the track with Danica Patrick and those closest to her.

Danica is produced by Epix in conjunction with Brainstormin Productions and is executive produced by Ross Bernard and Jocelyn Diaz.

Foreman

In 1994, at the age of 45, George Foreman completed the greatest comeback in the history of heavyweight boxing. Not only did he reclaim the heavyweight championship crown that was lost in spectacular fashion 20 years earlier to Muhammad Ali, but he went on to complete an unparalleled personal transformation – from reviled street bully to beloved teddy bear.

Foreman is the unlikely story of a boxer who struggles with, and later establishes, a sense of purpose on his remarkable journey to achieve the impossible.

Foreman is directed by Chris Perkel and executive produced by Gary Cohen and Ross Bernard and premieres Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

 

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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