Epix announced Thursday that it has ordered two new scripted series: hour-long epionage drama “Berlin Station,” and “Graves,” a half hour comedy starring Nick Nolte.
“Graves” will see the Oscar-nominated Nolte as a former U.S. President. Twenty years after his presidency, he realizes that his policies have damaged the country. So, with his young assistant, he goes on a quest to right his administration’s wrongs just as his wife decides to follow her own political ambitions.
The 10-episode, straight-to-series order will be produced in partnership with Lionsgate TV. Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”) created the project and will write, direct and executive produce the series. Oscar-winning producer Greg Shapiro (“The Hurt Locker”) will also be an executive producer.
Nick Nolte is represented by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman. Joshua Michael Stern is represented by Paradigm and AJ Brandenstein at Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern, LLP. Greg Shapiro is represented by Darren Trattner at Jackoway Tyerman.
“Berlin Station” follows Daniel Meyer, a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. It with a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower.
The show will be a 10-part espionage drama that will be produced in partnership with Paramount Television. Academy Award nominee Michaël Roskam (“Bullhead,” “The Drop”) will executive produce the straight-to-series order and is set to direct the first two episodes.
American spy novelist Olen Steinhauer (“The Cairo Affair,” “All The Old Knives”) will write and executive produce the series. Academy Award winner Eric Roth (“House of Cards,” “The Insider,” “Munich”) and Anonymous Content (“True Detective,” “The Knick”) will also serve as executive producers.
Michaël Roskum is represented by Anonymous Content’s Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett, and UTA and attorney Alan Wertheimer. Olen Steinhauer is represented by Jill Gillett and Sylvie Rabineau at RWSG. Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content will also be executive producers of the series.
Both shows will begin production this fall for their premieres in the autumn of 2016.
Epix and MGM are also finalizing an agreement on an original series that will add to the network’s programming line-up. Specific details will be announced in the near future.