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[03/02/18 - 10:05 AM]
Showtime(R) Offers Every Episode of Its Opioid Epidemic Documentary Series "The Trade" for Free to Non-Subscribers
The full season is available on YouTube, SHO.com and the Showtime stand-alone service's website Showtime.com, as well as across multiple TV and streaming providers' websites, apps and free On Demand channels.

[12/18/17 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 18
Updates include: BBC America cancels "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency"; Amazon passes on its latest comedy pilots; and NBC eyes a revival of "The Office" for the 2018-19 season.

[12/15/17 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 15
Updates include: Syfy renews "Z Nation" for fifth season; Apple, Ronald D. Moore team for space race drama; and Morgan Spurlock dropped from upcoming Showtime, TNT series.

[12/04/17 - 01:51 PM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere New Docu-Series "The Trade" at the Sundance Film Festival
The timely, provocative new five-episode docu-series spotlights the crisis through the eyes of those most affected: the growers, addicts, cartel bosses and law enforcement hopelessly caught in its web.







TRADE, THE (SHOWTIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/2/18 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (5 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 3/2/18; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, December 2017) From Columbus, Ohio to Guerrero, Mexico and countless cities in between, the opioid epidemic has ravaged communities on both sides of the border. But what about the lives behind the headlines and statistics? The timely, provocative new five-episode SHOWTIME docu-series THE TRADE spotlights the crisis through the eyes of those most affected: the growers, addicts, cartel bosses and law enforcement hopelessly caught in its web. Directed and executive produced by Oscar nominee and Emmy(R) winner Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) and executive produced by Oscar and Emmy nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), THE TRADE will world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and debut on Friday, February 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. THE TRADE is a continuation of Heineman's searing examination of the border drug trade. His critically acclaimed 2015 documentary Cartel Land earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature and won three Emmy Awards, Best Documentary from the Director's Guild of America and the Courage Under Fire Award from the International Documentary Association, among others.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ethan Goldman as EP
· Matthew Galkin as EP
· Matthew Heineman as DIR/EP
· Pagan Harleman as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Our Time Projects