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