ONE BIG CITY, FIVE FEARLESS PEOPLE: SHOWTIME(R) PRESENTS "3AM"
New Late Night Docu-Series Premieres Thursday, May 28th at 11:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
Los Angeles, CA (May 11, 2015) - Ever wonder where the night will take you in the city that never sleeps? Take a penetrating joyride into the bizarro world of late-night New York City. 3AM is a high-energy documentary series that follows a cornucopia of characters - drag queens, artists, escorts, and other insomniacs, all trying to turn fantasy into reality while flaunting every rule in the book. Executive Producer Dick Wolf says, "There's nothing like this on TV." Anything goes at this hour, so leave all inhibitions at the door. While most respectable folks are tucked in at home, the bolder and braver outlaw set are out defying the norms of acceptable and conventional behavior in a search for love, sex, fame and notoriety that can only come as the clock strikes 3.
3AM is a docu-series that weaves together the stories of five New Yorkers - Josh ("The Fat Jew"), an internet celebrity and self-described "Magellan" of nightlife in the Big Apple; Kirill ("Kirill Was Here") a nightlife photographer who gets even the most uptight girls to strip in the clubs; Vashtie ("Va$htie") a gorgeous DJ forced to deal with her troubled past; Markus, a glamorous doorman and stand-up comedian who decides who's in and who's out; and Samantha ("Abby") a beautiful escort who longs for a more normal life but struggles to walk away. In each episode, characters are tracked across a single night, building to a special "3am moment," when something important and life changing happens. Stories cross not only the night but also the season. Our subjects' lives may all be different but they all share one thing in common - a love for the wild ride that only happens at 3am. Buckle up!
3AM is Executive Produced by Dick Wolf and Tom Thayer with Wolf Reality, Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman from Left/Right (part of the Red Arrow Entertainment Group) and Marie McGovern.
About Showtime Networks Inc.
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About Wolf Reality
Dick Wolf is one of television's most prolific and acclaimed producers. Wolf Films produces (in association with Universal Television) the "Law & Order"-branded series, including: "Law & Order: SVU," entering its 17th season on NBC; the Emmy-winning drama series "Law & Order" (which is tied with "Gunsmoke" for the longest-running drama series on television) and "Law & Order: Criminal intent." Wolf Films also produces NBC's hit series "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago PD," and the company produced the Oscar-winning documentary "Twin Towers," the Grammy winning and Emmy-nominated documentary about the Doors, "When You're Strange," and the multiple Emmy-winning HBO film "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." Wolf Reality is the non-fiction arm of Wolf Films and produces the hit TNT series "Cold Justice" and upcoming spinoff "Cold Justice Sex Crimes" (in association with Magical Elves); A&E's "Nightwatch" (with 44 Blue Productions) and Showtime's new non-fiction series "3AM" (with Left/Right Productions).
LEFT/RIGHT's co-founders, Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman, have produced hundreds of hours of television in an extraordinarily eclectic mix of genres ranging from docu-soap to documentary, serious fare to seriously funny, single-camera sitcoms to multi-camera melodramas, and everything in between. Their notable shows include "This American Life" (also on Showtime), "Mob Wives" (VH1), and the upcoming "Odd Mom Out" (Bravo) and "Donny!" (USA). Left/Right's documentary unit produces documentary features and specials for networks such as PBS, Showtime, History, Discovery, and many others. Their shows have been nominated for over a dozen Emmy Awards and have won multiple awards, including the Emmy for Best Nonfiction Series. The company's showrunner for "3AM" is Mark Perez. Left/Right is part of the Red Arrow Entertainment Group, an international production and distribution company.