ISMAEL CRUZ CÓRDOVA JOINS EPIX(R) SPY DRAMA "BERLIN STATION"
Original Series from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content
Commences Production on Season 3
New York, NY - June 28, 2018 - Premium television network EPIX(R) announced today that the third season of its original spy drama Berlin Station will commence production in Budapest, Hungary on July 4 with new series regular Ismael Cruz Córdova (Ray Donovan). The series, which also welcomed new showrunner Jason Horwitch (Rubicon, House of Cards) this season, is slated to return to EPIX later this year.
Córdova plays Rafael Torres, a former military, highly intelligent, rugged warrior-scholar with a quick wit and ability to speak several languages and pick pockets. His methods are unorthodox but he's extremely effective in the field. Post-war, he is now in the special activities division of the CIA and sent to Berlin on a critical mission.
The series also stars Richard Armitage as Daniel Miller, Richard Jenkins as Steven Frost, Michelle Forbes as Valerie Edwards, Rhys Ifans as Hector DeJean, Leland Orser as Robert Kirsch, Ashley Judd as BB Yates and Keke Palmer as April Lewis.
Córdova will next be seen starring opposite Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie in Mary Queen Of Scots for Focus Features, which will be released December 7. He also stars opposite Gina Rodriguez in Sony Pictures' Miss Bala for director Catherine Hardwicke, which will be released in theaters January 25th, 2019. Córdova was last seen opposite Liev Schreiber on Season 4 of Showtime's Ray Donovan as well as in Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Córdova is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Experimental Theatre Wing. He is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content, and Peikoff Mahan.
Berlin Station was created and is executive produced by Olen Steinhauer (author: The Tourist, All The Old Knives, The Cairo Affair). Academy Award(R) winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, House of Cards), along with Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (True Detective, The Knick, Mr. Robot) also executive produce. The series is produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.
EPIX is available nationwide through cable, satellite, telco and streaming TV providers including Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Cox, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Dish Network, Sling and PlayStation Vue.
EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials - all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of "TV Everywhere," EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation(R), Android phones and tablets, and Roku(R) players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering 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.
About Paramount Television
Paramount Television is a leading studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio's robust slate includes Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan" (Amazon), "13 Reasons Why" (Netflix), "Maniac" (Netflix), "Shooter" (USA), "Berlin Station" (EPIX), "The Alienist" (TNT), "The Haunting of Hill House" (Netflix), "Catch-22" (Hulu), "First Wives Club" (Paramount Network), "Looking for Alaska" (Hulu), "Briarpatch" (USA), "Boomerang" (BET), "Shantaram" (Apple), "Dream Team" (BET), "The Contender" (EPIX) and "Snow Crash" (Amazon), among others. Paramount Television is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a subsidiary of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.
About Anonymous Content
Founded in 1999 by CEO Steve Golin, Anonymous Content is a leading management and Film, TV and Commercial production company. Anonymous Content manages the careers of many of the world's most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors and comedians, working closely with them to achieve their goals by both creating and finding opportunities for them, whether in feature films, television, commercials, music videos or brand integrated content. Anonymous Content's clients have been recognized with Academy Awards(R), Emmys(R), Golden Globes(R), Tony Awards(R), Pulitzer Prizes(R) and other prestigious awards. The company's award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically-acclaimed works, including BABEL, WINTER'S BONE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, 50 FIRST DATES, COLLATERAL BEAUTY, THE REVENANT and Best Picture Academy Award winning SPOTLIGHT. The company's TV slate includes "True Detective" (HBO), "The Knick" (Cinemax), "Mr. Robot" (USA Network), "Schitt's Creek" (POP), and "Berlin Station" (EPIX), as well as upcoming titles "13 Reasons Why" (Netflix), "The Alienist" (TNT), and "Maniac" (Netflix). Through its Commercial work, Anonymous Content is also the driving creative force behind countless top brands, including Prada, Nike and Coke. In 2016, Anonymous Content received a substantial minority investment from Emerson Collective, the organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, to allow the firm to expand its production offerings in socially-relevant content aimed at inspiring change. For more information, visit www.anonymouscontent.com.