HBO has reported a documentary offshoot of Ronan Farrow’s best-selling book Catch and Kill.
Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes will contain six half-hour episodes directed by Emmy champs Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (HBO’s Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking). World of Wonder is producing the documentary series, which re-makes Farrow’s interviews with informants, columnists, private agents and different sources as he researched charges of wrongdoing evened out at the now-imprisoned Hollywood maker Harvey Weinstein, former Today anchor Matt Lauer and other key media industry figures.
The doc series springs from a multifilm deal Farrow endorsed with HBO in 2018 that calls for him to create and front a series of investigative documentary specials for the premium cable channel.
The materials inspected in Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes were previously investigated in Farrow’s 2019 book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, as well as the 12-episode Catch and Kill Podcast series produced by Pineapple Street Studios. Yet, the documentary series guarantees at no other time seen footage and new insights concerning examinations by Farrow — the son of one celebrity, Mia Farrow, and the estranged son of another, Woody Allen.
Farrow’s book likewise developed his break with NBC News and his run-ins with lawyer Lisa Bloom, who professed to prompt Farrow as he announced while really drawing data about Weinstein for her own ends.
HBO will debut the documentary series with consecutive episodes on July 12. The first episode will focus on Italian model Ambra Gutierrez and the high-stakes police sting activity that caught a chilling affirmation from Weinstein.
The second episode will include veteran New Yorker journalist Ken Auletta and The Hollywood Reporter editor-at-large Kim Masters as they talk about their years-long missions to uncover the “open secret” of Weinstein’s behavior, and the roadblocks they experienced.
New episodes will air back-to-back on subsequent Mondays. After the HBO debut, Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes will stream on HBO Max.