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EPIX Orders Documentary Series ‘Fiasco’

Series Based on the Podcast by Leon Neyfakh

EPIX has greenlit six episodes of “Fiasco,” a new documentary series about politics, power, and uncertainty. “Fiasco,” from Prologue Projects and Left/Right, adapts host and executive producer Leon Neyfakh’s podcast of the same name. The docuseries marks the second partnership for Neyfakh, Left/Right and EPIX, following the acclaimed “Slow Burn” – an incisive look at the Watergate crisis – earlier this year. Currently in production, Fiasco will debut on EPIX in 2021.
The logline: In “Fiasco,” Neyfakh will transport listeners into the day-to-day reality of our country’s most pivotal historical events, bringing to life the forgotten twists and turns of the past while shedding light on the present. Season one of “Fiasco” will tell the story of the Iran-Contra affair, the Cold War-era debacle — involving a secret war in Nicaragua and an arms-for-hostages deal with Iran — that almost took down the presidency of Ronald Reagan. 
“Fiasco” is produced by Neyfakh’s Prologue Projects, and Left/Right.   The podcast is available exclusively on Luminary. Neyfakh, Andrew Parsons, and Steven Fisher serve as executive producers, along with Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, and John Marks for Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company.