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CRIME OF THE CENTURY, THE (HBO)
Premieres in May 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (2 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, February 2021) HBO's THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY, a two-part documentary directed by Emmy(R) and Academy Award(R) winner Alex Gibney (HBO's "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," "Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief"), is a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution and abuse of synthetic opiates. Exploring the origins, extent and fallout of one of the most devastating public health tragedies of our time, with half a million deaths from overdoses this century alone, the film reveals that America's opioid epidemic is not a public health crisis that came out of nowhere. With the help of whistleblowers, insiders, newly-leaked documents, exclusive interviews and access to behind-the-scenes investigations, and featuring expert input from medical professionals, journalists, former and current government agents, attorneys and pharmaceutical sales representatives, as well as sobering testimony from victims of opioid addiction, Gibney's exposé posits that drug companies are in fact largely responsible for manufacturing the very crisis they profit from, to the tune of billions of dollars...and thousands of lives. THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max this May.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Fishman as EP
· Alex Gibney as DIR/PROD/WRTR
· Richard Perello as EP
· Sarah Dowland as PROD
· Stacey Offman as EP
· Svetlana Zill as PROD
· Todd Hoffman as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Jigsaw Productions
· Storied Media Group