The maker of Super Size Me is going to explore the “seven deadly sins” in a new Showtime documentary series.
Oscar-nominated executive producer Morgan Spurlock will host the “dark and twisted” series, which promises to detail each of the cardinal sins through “Spurlock’s unique and extreme lens.”
“For years, I’ve wanted to do an Alfred Hitchcock Presents-style show comprised completely of non-fiction stories,” Spurlock said in a statement. “A series just as dark and twisted as anything fiction could imagine, and now I’m thrilled to have that dream come true with Seven Deadly Sins. With Showtime as a partner, we’re going to make this as depraved as any scripted program as we dive head first into Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy & Pride. You won’t believe it until you see it … and even then, you may not believe it.”
Seven Deadly Sins returns Spurlock to his high-concept roots. Since Spurlock broke through in 2004 with his indie hit Super Size Me, which took on the fast food industry, he then launched the FX series 30 Days, and films Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden, Confessions of a Superhero, Czech Dream, Chalk, The Future of Food and What Would Jesus Buy?
Seven Deadly Sins debuts June 19.