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AT&T AUDIENCE Network® Taps Ed Bernero as New Showrunner for Crime Drama "ICE"
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* AUDIENCE Network and global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) have brought on Ed Bernero ("Criminal Minds," "Third Watch," and "Crossing Lines") to serve as showrunner for season 2 of the high-impact, serialized crime drama "ICE."
The AT&T AUDIENCE Network original series follows the Green family as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade.
"Ed is an industry veteran who has worked on some of the most popular crime dramas on TV," said Christopher Long, head of AT&T AUDIENCE Network. "We're excited to bring him on and look forward to seeing how he drives and develops the storyline that ended with a cliffhanger in season 1."
"I am extremely excited to be joining the ICE team for Season 2. AUDIENCE Network and eOne have put together an impressive show with an amazing international cast and a compelling, wide-ranging world that hasn't really been explored on television," said Bernero. "I can't wait to get to work."
"ICE" builds on AT&T's relationship with eOne, which controls the international rights to the series and serves as the studio on AUDIENCE Network's dynamic series "YOU ME HER" and long-running drama "ROGUE."
"We are thrilled with the reception of ICE's first season and excited to continue our relationship with AUDIENCE Network on this standout series," said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television. "Bringing on an experienced showrunner like Ed will only heighten the action-packed drama and continue to build the fan base for ICE."
AUDIENCE Network offers a compelling lineup of original, provocative content. Its growing slate of critically acclaimed original series includes:
- MMA drama "KINGDOM," starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas.
- Poly-romantic comedy "YOU ME HER," starring Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia.
- The upcoming Stephen King adaptation of "MR. MERCEDES," starring Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway and Mary-Louise Parker.
DIRECTV and U-verse customers can find the AUDIENCE Network on U-verse Channel 1114 and DIRECTV Channel 239. They can also live stream it on DIRECTV NOW, the DIRECTV App and U-verse App for smartphones and tablets, directv.com and uverse.com.1
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About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company's diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One's robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; recently-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company's rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
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About AUDIENCE Network
Always Original. Always Smart. Always Bold. Never Ordinary. AUDIENCE is a unique and exclusive television experience available only to DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse subscribers. The channel first made its mark by partnering with NBC to produce and air three additional seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series Friday Night Lights and then became the exclusive home of the Emmy Award-winning drama Damages, starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. AUDIENCE continues its commitment to original, provocative content with a growing slate of critically acclaimed original series including the MMA drama Kingdom, starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas; the industry's first polyamorous romantic comedy You Me Her starring Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia; the suspense-drama Rogue, starring Cole Hauser, Meaghan Rath and Ashley Greene; Full Circle: Miami, written by Jorge Zamacona and starring Dougray Scott, Kim Raver, and Harold Perrineau. AUDIENCE is also home to acclaimed original documentaries including The Fighting Season, a first hand account of the deadliest year in our nation's longest war, Executive Produced by Ricky Schroder. Sports fans will find live, daily sports and entertainment news from renowned sports journalists on The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show, and in-depth interviews with sports icons like Derek Jeter and Michael Phelps on Undeniable with Joe Buck. Plus, viewers can enjoy exclusive concerts by today's hottest artists on AUDIENCE Music and intimate interviews with top talent like Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain on Off Camera with Sam Jones. It's original entertainment you won't see anywhere else. For more info, please visit directv.com/audience.
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