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Epix Premieres Manson Docuseries ‘Helter Skelter: An American Myth’ July 26

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Epix debuts Helter Skelter: An American Myth, a six-part series about Charles Manson, July 26. The premiere had initially been set for June 14. 

Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schecter executive produce, along with Eli Frankel of Rogue Atlas Productions and Lesley Chilcott, who directs. 

Manson’s followers committed nine murders around Los Angeles in the summer of 1969.

Helter Skelter “features never-before-accessed interviews from former family members and journalists first on the scene and in the courtroom, weaving these original narratives with archival footage and newly-unearthed images,” said Epix. “It will upend what people think they know about this layered and complex story and cast an entirely new light on this Crime of the Century.”

The first episode reveals “the untold story of the enigmatic cult leader and his band of followers who did his bidding – even when it meant killing nine people in the summer of 1969,” in Epix’s words. 

Warner Horizon Unscripted Television is producing. 

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.