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[04/08/20 - 01:43 PM]
EPIX(R) to Premiere Six-Part Docuseries "Helter Skelter" on June 14
The project features never-before-accessed interviews from former family members and journalists first on the scene and in the courtroom, weaving these original narratives with archival footage and newly-unearthed images.

[via press release from EPIX]

EPIX(R) TO PREMIERE SIX-PART DOCUSERIES "HELTER SKELTER" ON JUNE 14

Award-Winning Producer and Director Lesley Chilcott to Helm Six-Part Docuseries From Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, Rogue Atlas Productions and The Emmy(R) Award Winning Berlanti Productions

Premieres June 14, 2020 at 9pm

New York, NY - April 8, 2020 - Premium television network EPIX(R) announced today the greenlight of docuseries Helter Skelter, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott (Watson, An Inconvenient Truth). Before the Menendez brothers, OJ, and Ted Bundy, there was the biggest story of murder and crime in the modern age. Over 50 years have passed since Charles Manson and his cultishly devoted followers committed their horrific crimes, and yet, the public remains truly in the dark about The Manson Family and their journey into the abyss. How can one story be so well known, so legendary, and yet so little understood?

In the most comprehensive telling of the Manson Family yet told in a visual medium, Helter Skelter features never-before-accessed interviews from former family members and journalists first on the scene and in the courtroom, weaving these original narratives with archival footage and newly-unearthed images. It will upend what people think they know about this layered and complex story and cast an entirely new light on this Crime of the Century.

The six-part docuseries is executive produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti Productions and Eli Frankel for Rogue Atlas Productions. Warner Horizon Unscripted Television serves as the studio. Lesley Chilcott, producer of the Academy Award(R)-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, will direct as well serve as executive producer.

Said Lesley Chilcott, "Helter Skelter set outs to illuminate new perspectives on one of the most legendary crimes of our time. The filmmaking team and I are grateful for the collaborations with Berlanti Productions, Rogue Atlas, Warner Horizon and EPIX and the opportunity to tell this complete story."

"Working with the brilliant Lesley Chilcott and the talented teams at Berlanti Productions, Rogue Atlas and Warner Horizon Unscripted has been a fantastic journey," said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. "Helter Skelter's bone-chilling narrative is rooted in one of the most infamous and fascinating crimes of the past several decades, and we're thrilled that this story is being so expertly told on EPIX."

"Helter Skelter is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about a small-time con artist who spearheaded one of the most unspeakable murder tragedies in history," said Brooke Karzen, the Executive Vice President and Head of Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. "It explores the age-old question: are killers born or are they made?"

Lesley Chilcott is an award-winning filmmaker whose recently-directed feature documentary, Watson, is airing in 50+ countries on Animal Planet. Chilcott previously directed CodeGirl, A Small Section of the World, and produced Waiting For "Superman" (winner, PGA, Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Documentary), It Might Get Loud, and An Inconvenient Truth, among others. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Directors Guild of America and The Producers Guild of America.

ABOUT BERLANTI PRODUCTIONS

Berlanti Productions is a production company founded by Emmy and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti. The company has produced both critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles since its inception in 2006. Berlanti's producing partner, Sarah Schechter, serves as Chairwoman and President of the company.

Currently, Berlanti Productions has a record-breaking 21 scripted series across seven different networks, the highest number of shows to air at one time. Series produced under Berlanti Productions include CW's "Riverdale," "Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "Black Lightning," "All American," "Batwoman;" DC Universe's "Titans," "Doom Patrol, " NBC's "Blindspot;" Netflix's "You," "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina;" FOX's "Prodigal Son."

Most recently, Berlanti directed the highly acclaimed 2018 film, "Love, Simon."

Berlanti Productions has a wealth of film titles currently in development, including "Free Guy," starring Ryan Reynolds, set to premiere in July 2020 and "Unpregnant," the first of four films Berlanti Productions is making for HBO Max. Other upcoming film projects including Rock Hudson's biopic "All That Heaven Allows," written by Richard Lagravenese at Universal Pictures, and Alice & Freda's "Forever," to be directed by Jennifer Kent for Amazon Studios.

Warner Horizon Unscripted Television is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of primetime reality series for both network and cable. A division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, led by Mike Darnell, Warner Horizon's Unscripted slate includes "The Voice," "Little Big Shots" with Melissa McCarthy, the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted "Ellen's Game of Games" and the upcoming "Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways" for NBC, plus "The Bachelor" franchise, which includes "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor in Paradise" and the touring version "The Bachelor Live on Stage," as well as digital and podcast extensions of the long-running franchise. Warner Horizon Unscripted recently announced the new documentary series unit. "Helter Skelter" is the first to premiere followed by "Equal" coming in June for HBO Max.

ABOUT ROGUE ATLAS PRODUCTIONS

Rogue Atlas Productions is a full-service television production company currently producing multiple non-scripted television series, and with various presentation and development deals at an array of networks and streamers. Founded by CEO Eli Frankel in 2011, Rogue Atlas is known for its eclectic range of shows and the premium visual style it brings to projects. Recent projects include an upcoming lifestyle series at Netflix, Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian for E!, and a pilot for NBC. Rogue Atlas has produced projects for multiple networks in recent years including, Discovery Channel, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, OWN, BET, Complex/Verizon Go90, TruTV, TBS, TVGN, GSN, Weather Channel, Pop, MTV and TVGN.

ABOUT EPIX:

EPIX(R), an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises - all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman's butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; spy thriller Deep State; War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern; docu-series Slow Burn based on the hit podcast and docu-series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; as well as upcoming premieres of new series Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem's Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; and the two-part music docuseries Laurel Canyon. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.





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