Showtime will take an in-depth look at the weird and darkly comic world of sin in the documentary series Seven Deadly Sins, from Oscar-nominated executive producer Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), under his Warrior Poets production banner (Inside Man, One Direction: This Is Us), along with his producing partner Jeremy Chilnick. Hosted by Spurlock, this stylized documentary series will explore each of the seven deadly sins -- one per episode -- and will be told through Spurlock's unique and extreme lens. Seven Deadly Sins will debut on Thursday, June 19 at 11 p.m. on Showtime.
Here's what Morgan Spurlock had to say in a statement, comparing this series to Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
"For years, I've wanted to do an Alfred Hitchcock Presents style show comprised completely of non-fiction stories. A series just as dark and twisted as anything fiction could imagine, and now I'm thrilled to have that dream come true with Seven Deadly Sins. With Showtime as a partner, we're going to make this as depraved as any scripted program as we dive head first into Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy & Pride. You won't believe it until you see it ... and even then, you may not believe it."
Morgan Spurlock is a New York-based writer, director and producer. His first film, Super Size Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America best documentary screenplay award and garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary. Since then, he has directed, produced and distributed multiple film and television projects, including the critically-acclaimed FX television series, 30 Days and the films Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, Confessions of a Superhero, Czech Dream, Chalk, The Future of Food, What Would Jesus Buy?, the WGA Award-winning and Emmy-nominated The Simpsons Anniversary Special: In 3-D! on Ice!, Freakonomics, POM Wonderful Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope and Mansome. Current projects include the hit CNN television series Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man, and his latest feature film - One Direction: This Is Us, which opened as the number one box office film in the world this past Labor Day.