Premium television network EPIX, an MGM company, today announced a roster of all-new original offerings to premiere this year. Of specific interest to readers of this blog is the feature documentary on boxing great George Foreman titled simply “Foreman.”
The film’s central focus? In 1994, at the age of 45, George Foreman completed the greatest comeback in the history of heavyweight boxing. Not only did he reclaim the heavyweight championship crown that was lost in spectacular fashion 20 years earlier to Muhammad Ali, but he went on to complete an unparalleled personal transformation – from reviled street bully to beloved teddy bear.
EPIX describes “Foreman” as the unlikely story of a boxer who struggles with, and later establishes, a sense of purpose on his remarkable journey to achieve the impossible.
“Foreman” is directed by Chris Perkel (“Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives”) and executive produced by Gary Cohen (“Catching Hell,” “Requiem for the Big East”). The film is produced by Matt McDonald (“Catching Hell,” “Requiem for the Big East”) and edited by Ross Hockrow (“Gods or Men”). Ross Bernard is also an executive producer; Jill Burkhart and Valerie Bishop Pearson serve as producers.
“EPIX is proud to continue its long-standing tradition of delivering thought provoking, insightful documentaries and specials to our audience,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX. “As EPIX continues to expand its slate of originals, these new additions underscore our commitment to delivering the kind of relevant, incisive programming for which we’re known.”
“Foreman” premieres September 13, 2017 at 8PM ET.
Also announced today are a documentary on racing superstar Danica Patrick, and an Anjelah Johnson comedy special titled “Mahalo & Goodnight.”