"SLOW BURN" TO PREMIERE ON EPIX(R) ON FEBRUARY 16, 2020
New York, NY - November 20, 2019 - Premium network EPIX(R) has announced that Slow Burn, the six-episode docuseries based on the hit podcast of the same name, will premiere Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10pm.
Expanding on the podcast's first season, Leon Neyfakh will look back on the Watergate crisis, excavating the strange subplots and forgotten characters involved in the downfall of a president -- and flashing back to politically tumultuous times not so far removed from today. Slow Burn, winner of Best Podcast at the first iHeartRadio Podcast Awards, is produced by Slate. The docuseries will be produced in partnership between Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Slate.
Slow Burn is executive produced by Leon Neyfakh, along with Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver and John Marks for Left/Right and Dan Check, Julia Turner and Gabriel Roth for Slate.
Neyfakh started his reporting career at the New York Observer before joining The Boston Globe as the staff writer for the Ideas section covering the world of academia. At Slate, he reported on the criminal justice system and the Justice Department before co-creating Slow Burn with Andrew Parsons. Most recently, Neyfakh launched an independent podcast studio, Prologue Projects, and this spring will launch a new podcast series entitled Fiasco. The first season focused on the 2000 election, and the second - coming in early 2020 - will tell the story of the Iran-Contra affair. Neyfakh is the author of The Next Next Level, a critically-acclaimed blend of memoir and reporting about choosing between the life of an artist and the stability of a nine-to-five job.
Slate is a daily magazine on the web that offers analysis and commentary in five verticals: news & politics, culture, technology, business, and human interest. Slate's strong editorial voice and witty take on current events have been?recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online and the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. Slate has also been a pioneer in the podcasting world since the launch of the Political Gabfest in 2005 and the Culture Gabfest in 2008. Now, Slate has more than two dozen podcasts in its stable, with hit shows including The Gist, Slow Burn, Trumpcast, Decoder Ring, Hit Parade, Whistlestop, If Then, Lexicon Valley, The Waves, Slate Money, the Gabfests, and many more. Slate is part of The Slate Group, a division of Graham Holdings Company consisting of Slate magazine and Panoply. For more information about Slate,?visit? www.slate.com.
Over the last dozen years, LEFT/RIGHT has produced hundreds of hours of television in an extraordinarily eclectic mix of genres ranging from hard-hitting documentaries to side-splitting comedies, covering topics from sex to secret societies to stand-up comedy to science fiction to school segregation. Past and present productions include our award-winning television adaptation of the popular public radio show This American Life (Showtime)... to multiple episodes of the acclaimed investigative series FRONTLINE (PBS)... to The Circus (Showtime), a fast-turnaround documentary series that pulls back the curtain on American politics, to our New York Times series The Weekly (FX and Hulu). Our shows have been nominated for over a dozen Emmy(R) Awards and have won multiple awards, including a Peabody Award and the Emmy(R) for Best Nonfiction Series. Left/Right is part of Red Arrow Studios, an international production and distribution company.
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; Get Shorty, featuring Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano; spy thriller Deep State; and docu-series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; and PUNK from John Varvatos and Iggy Pop; as well as upcoming premieres of new series Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Naeme and the creative team from Downton Abbey; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast 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.