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HBO sets September premiere for Alex Gibney’s “Agents of Chaos”

HBO has slated a two-part documentary from Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney dealing with Russian interference in the 2016 American election for late September. Agents of Chaos is a product of ...
August 24, 2020

HBO has slated a two-part documentary from Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney dealing with Russian interference in the 2016 American election for late September.

Agents of Chaos is a product of years of reporting on the issue and follows Gibney’s previous partnerships with HBO, including Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley.

With footage from inside Russian “troll farms” and videos unearthed from the Russian deep web, the film digs into the misinformation campaigns while examining how these “agents of chaos” weren’t Russians alone, but also key players in the U.S.

Agents of Chaos includes interviews with lead prosecutor for the Mueller Investigation, Andrew Weissmann; former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe; former CIA director John Brennan; Carter Page, campaign advisor for U.S. president Donald Trump; Trump business associate Felix Sater; Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russian State News Agency; NSC Senior Director Celeste Wallande; and cyber conflict researcher Camille François.

The documentary, premiering on September 23, is directed by Gibney. Part two, airing on September 24, is co-directed by Gibney and Javier Alberto Botero.

Gibney and Botero serve as producers with Kara Elverson. Executive producers are Lowell Bergman, Stacey Offman and Richard Perello.

The film is co-produced by Jennifer Jo Janisch and Clare Sloane Vance.

For HBO, executive producers are Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller; Sara Rodriguez is supervising producer.

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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