Oliver Stone developing drama series for Epix
By Georg Szalai
Oliver Stone and Bruce Wagner have struck a development deal with Epix, with their first project being a one-hour scripted dramatic series called “Still Holding,” based on the Wagner novel of the same name.
The series for the premium TV service, which is run by Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM, will explore "the colliding worlds of three disparate people in Los Angeles, and the violent consequences of love and betrayal, of holding on and letting go," Epix said. Stone and Wagner will serve as executive producers. They previously worked together on mini-series "Wild Palms."
"I'm interested in the possibilities in television," Stone said. "When a company like Epix comes along, it's a chance to break new ground. They want to make their mark. They want to entertain and provoke; they don't want their drama or comedy watered down."
Said Epix president and CEO Mark Greenberg: "EPIX offers a unique canvas for talent to fully realize their creative vision across multiple screens on television and online. We’re thrilled that filmmakers and writers have flocked to our network with bold, daring concepts."