Showtime Announces New Docu-Series SEVEN DEADLY SINS from Morgan Spurlock
Showtime will take an in-depth look at the weird and darkly comic world of sin in the documentary series SEVEN DEADLY SINS, from Oscar(R)-nominated executive producer Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), under his Warrior Poets production banner (Inside Man, One Direction: This is Us), along with his producing partner Jeremy Chilnick. Hosted by Spurlock, this stylized documentary series will explore each of the seven Deadly Sins -- one per episode -- and will be told through Spurlock's unique and extreme lens. SEVEN Deadly Sins will debut on Thursday, June 19 at 11 p.m. on SHOWTIME.
"For years, I've wanted to do an Alfred Hitchcock Presents style show comprised completely of non-fiction stories," said Spurlock. "A series just as dark and Twisted as anything fiction could imagine, and now I'm thrilled to have that dream come true with SEVEN DEADLY SINS. With Showtime as a partner, we're going to make this as depraved as any scripted program as we dive head first into Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy & Pride. You won't believe it until you see it ... and even then, you may not believe it."
Morgan Spurlock is a New York-based writer, director and producer. His first film, Super Size Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America best documentary screenplay award and garnered an Academy Award(R) nomination for Best Feature Documentary. Since then, he has directed, produced and distributed multiple film and television projects, including the critically-acclaimed FX television series, 30 Days and the films Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden," Confessions of a Superhero, Czech Dream, Chalk, The Future of Food, What Would Jesus Buy?, the WGA Award-winning and Emmy(R)-nominated The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!, Freakonomics, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope and Mansome. Current projects include the hit CNN television series Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man, and his latest feature film - One Direction: This Is Us, which opened as the number one box office film in the world this past Labor Day.
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Warrior Poets is a New York based production company founded in 2004 by Academy Award(R) nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Since its creation, he and producing partner Jeremy Chilnick have produced multiple award winning films and television programs. Films include One Direction: This Is Us, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope, Mansome, Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?, and Freakonomics. Television projects include the award-winning FX series 30 Days, the IDA award-winning CNN series Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man, ESPN's The Dotted Line, Emmy and Writer's Guild nominated The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3D on Ice!. Digital projects include Hulu's A Day in the Life, Yahoo's Mansome, Failure Club, and Losing It with John Stamos, and Sky Atlantic HD's Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia.