[09/23/21 - 12:34 PM] EPIX(R) to Premiere "NFL Icons" Docuseries Debuting on October 2 at 10:00/9:00c and airing weekly, the series celebrates the biggest names in the history of pro football.
[via press release from EPIX]
EPIX(R) TO PREMIERE "NFL ICONS" DOCUSERIES
Eight-Episode Series from NFL Films and Featuring Rich Eisen
Debuts October 2 at 10 PM
New York, NY - September 23, 2021 - Premium network EPIX today announced the premiere of NFL Icons, a new eight-episode docuseries from NFL Films. Debuting on October 2 at 10pm and airing weekly, the series celebrates the biggest names in the history of pro football. Each one-hour episode will focus on a single subject, whose career comes to life through a deep dive into the NFL Films archive.
Decades of interviews, highlights, mic'd up sound and never before seen off-the-field moments are placed into context by the Icon's own words and narrator Rich Eisen. This is a football storytelling series 60 years in the making, providing a collection of record-breaking accomplishments, emotional journeys and singular legacies. Season 1 includes Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Brett Favre, Marcus Allen, Jerome Bettis, Steve Sabol and Vince Lombardi - the names you know well, documented and dramatized in a fashion you can't find elsewhere.
Episode 101 - "NFL Icons: Brett Favre"
You have to be tough, or crazy, to start more than 300 consecutive games in the NFL - at the quarterback position, no less. But with the Packers, Jets, Vikings and beyond, making reality out of what only sounds possible in myth was Brett Favre's calling card. He was part country boy, part gunslinger and always part kid, a show stopper for more than two decades including memorable stints in Green Bay, New York and Minnesota.
About NFL Films
Winner of 133 Sports Emmy(R) Awards, NFL Films remains a gold standard in sports television, providing unprecedented access to and legendary storytelling about the sport of professional football. NFL Films is a part of NFL Media, the owned and operated media division of the National Football League, which is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, the NFL App, NFL.com and NFL RedZone.
About Rich Eisen
Emmy-nominated host, Rich Eisen is the host of The Rich Eisen Show, airing weekdays on Peacock TV from noon-3PM ET and simulcast on SiriusXM (ch. 211) and Westwood One. This summer, Eisen hosted Tokyo Gold for Peacock TV, recapping the biggest stories and highlights from the Olympics. In addition hosting Westwood One's weekly Monday Night Football pregame and halftime show, he continues to be the signature host of the NFL Network, where he was hired as network's first on-air talent in the summer of 2003. Prior to joining NFL Network, Eisen spent 8years at ESPN as one of the network's most visible personalities, where he hosted SportsCenter alongside Stuart Scott, as well as a variety of other high-profile assignments.
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 and drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem's Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; as well as upcoming premieres of western adventure series Billy the Kid; Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series Britannia; and docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name. Other originals include Emmy(R)-nominated music docuseries Laurel Canyon; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; season two of War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; docuseries NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; dramedy Bridge and Tunnel written and directed by Ed Burns; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; and Enslaved featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. 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.
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