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Coming Soon: “Dark Money”, “Made in Mexico”

In this week’s roundup, we look at unscripted series and documentaries scheduled to debut on PBS’s long-standing documentary strand ‘POV’, Netflix and Epix. American public broadcaster PBS will present the television ...
September 20, 2018

In this week’s roundup, we look at unscripted series and documentaries scheduled to debut on PBS’s long-standing documentary strand ‘POV’, Netflix and Epix.

American public broadcaster PBS will present the television broadcast premiere of Kimberly Reed’s feature-length documentary Dark Money (pictured) across its documentary strand ‘POV’ on Oct. 1.

The 99-minute political thriller, which screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, chronicles the journey of Montana journalist John S. Adams over the course of three election cycles in his efforts to uncover the truth about funding in his state’s elections while shedding light on the grassroots movement to unveil dark money donations – the unlimited campaign contributions from undisclosed donors, individuals and corporations – and their impact on politics, democracy and governance. PBS ‘POV’ will debut Dark Money as part of its 31st season on Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Elsewhere, digital streaming giant Netflix is gearing up to launch its first original Mexican reality series in partnership with Los Angeles-based studio Love Productions USA.

Made In Mexico follows the lives of nine well-to-do socialites in Mexico City and provides an intimate look behind the curtain at a tangled web of intrigue, envy and personal struggles. The series premieres across Netflix on Sept. 28 in all of the site’s global markets.

Finally, MGM-owned premium cable network Epix will provide an “unfiltered” look into the world of stand-up comedy with the help of executive producer Wanda Sykes.

The original late night comedy docuseries, titled Unprotected Sets, will profile 12 emerging stand-up comics from across America as they hone their craft. The series will follow the budding artists as they work the comedy circuits to perfect their craft while baring the intimacies of their art through uncensored performances to find their voices on stage and off. Unprotected Sets bows Oct. 5 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Epix.

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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