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Epix, Michael Hirst meet Billy the Kid

MGM-owned premium cablenet Epix has given the go-ahead to Billy the Kid, a historical drama series about the US outlaw.

Michael Hirst

The 8×60’ series is written by Michael Hirst, who created MGM-distributed historical series Vikings. Billy the Kid is a coproduction between Epix Studios and MGM International Television Productions (MGMITVP), in association with Nordic streamer Viaplay.

Hirst also exec produces alongside Donald De Line of US prodco De Line Pictures; Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television; and Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie of the UK’s One Big Picture. Bathurst, known for his work on Peaky Blinders, will direct the first two episodes of the series.

The show will begin production in Calgary, Canada, in June. Epix has targeted a 2022 release on its platform.

Epix and MGMITVP recently collaborated on horror series From, which will be available on Netflix outside the US next year.


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