Thursday, November 17, 2016

Epix Renews 'Berlin Station' and 'Graves'

Epix is staying committed to scripted programming. Today it has announced second season renewals for its first two original scripted series Berlin Station and Graves. Both will return for 10-episode seasons in 2017, with production set to resume in the spring.

Berlin Station stars Richard Armitage, Richard Jenkins, Rhys Ifans, Michelle Forbes, Tamlyn Tomita, Leland Orser, Richard Dillane and Bernhard Schütz.

Olen Steinhauer created the drama. He serves as executive producer with Michaël Roskam and Brad Winters. Paramount Television, Anonymous Content, Third State, Harbor Men Pictures and Vanessa Productions produce.

Graves stars Nick Nolte, Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell, Callie Hernandez and Sela Ward.

Joshua Michael Stern created the comedy. He serves as executive producer with Greg Shapiro, Keith Eisner and Eric Weinberg. Lionsgate Television produces.

"We're incredibly proud of the work our creators, executive producers, cast and crew did on the first seasons of Berlin Station and Graves. These ambitious series represent the level of prestigious, cinematic and authentic storytelling we are committed to offering our subscribers," said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO, Epix. "Both series are particularly timely and relevant and quickly found their place in the competitive TV landscape. We couldn't be more excited to continue to tell these unique and compelling stories."

"Epix is a great home for Berlin Station and on behalf of the entire team, we are excited to bring another season to life," said Amy Powell, President, Paramount Television. "Audiences have found, and continue to discover, this smart series and should expect even more from our stellar creative team in season two."

"With the country focused on electing a new president, we're excited to see that viewers haven't lost their sense of humor and have embraced Graves' fictional, funny and very human past president, as brought vibrantly to life by Nick Nolte and creator Joshua Michael Stern," said Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group. "We are thrilled to extend our partnership for a second season, and look forward to the new places Josh will take this memorable former first family next year."