Biohacking Documentary ‘Citizen Bio’ on Showtime Oct. 30

Tristan Roberts in Showtime's 'Citizen Bio'
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Showtime premieres documentary Citizen Bio Oct. 30, exploring “the nascent biohacking movement and the unconventional scientists and researchers developing alternative medicines to prolong human life and eradicate incurable viruses and diseases,” in Showtime’s words. 

Trish Dolman directs and Graeme Manson executive produces. 

The film follows four of America’s most notorious biohackers and their relationships with Aaron Traywick, a biohacker who was found dead at a meditation spa at the age of 28. Following his death, theories began floating around the cause of death and whether it was linked to the potential groundbreaking treatments he was developing – treatments that could disrupt the pharmaceutical industry. 

Dolman’s work includes documentary Canada in a Day. Manson is the showrunner on TNT’s Snowpiercer. He created Orphan Black on BBC America. 

Mackenzie Donaldson also executive produces Citizen Bio. The film is a Dog Fish Films production in association with The Donaldson Company. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.