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RadicalMedia, The Atlantic set conspiracy theory docuseries with Joe Berlinger

Jon Kamen and Frank Scherma’s RadicalMedia and The Atlantic have partnered to produce the recurring docuseries Shadowland, with Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich) attached to direct and executive ...
October 29, 2020

Jon Kamen and Frank Scherma’s RadicalMedia and The Atlantic have partnered to produce the recurring docuseries Shadowland, with Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich) attached to direct and executive produce.

The series — based on The Atlantic‘s own reporting project of the same name — will investigate QAnon conspiracy theories capturing the public imagination and explore the life-changing impact they’re having on supporters and those caught in the crosshairs.

For its debut season, Shadowland will intercut among three often overlapping subjects over the course of six hour-long episodes, encompassing the cult of QAnon, irrational theories surrounding COVID-19 and the efforts behind crafting a vaccine and conspiracy beliefs that are especially resonating with women.

The first season of Shadowland is directed by Berlinger (pictured) and executive produced by RadicalMedia’s Kamen, Jon Doran and Jen Isaacson as well as The Atlantic‘s editors.

Berlinger also serves as executive producer for Third Eye Motion Picture Company. Dave Snyder is attached as executive producer of development for The Joe Berlinger Group.

“As a documentary filmmaker, I’ve devoted much of my professional life to exposing corruption and false narratives and have watched in dismay over the last year as truth itself has come under attack in our country like never before,” Berlinger said in a statement. “After devouring The Atlantic‘s revelatory reporting, I knew Shadowland would be the perfect framework for a series that could help counteract the forces that are tearing this country apart and jeopardizing our democracy.”

Photo: Henny Garfunkel

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