Ronan Farrow's 'Catch and Kill' Gets HBO Docuseries (Video)
Six-part series builds on Farrow’s book and podcast of the same name
Fenton Baily and Randy Barbato (“Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking”) are directors and producers on the docuseries via World of Wonder. Farrow also serves as an executive producer.
The series is produced by Mona Card, produced and edited by Francy Kachler and produced by Unjin Lee. For HBO, Tina Nguyen is senior producer, and Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller executive produce.
Episode 1: The Wire
Debut date: MONDAY, JULY 12 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Filipina-Italian model Ambra Gutierrez reveals the high-stakes police sting operation that captured a chilling admission from Harvey Weinstein—and her plan to preserve the evidence after authorities declined to prosecute.
Episode 2: The Reporters
Debut date: MONDAY, JULY 12 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Veteran The New Yorker reporter Ken Auletta and The Hollywood Reporter writer Kim Masters discuss their years-long quests to reveal the “open secret” of Weinstein’s behavior, and the roadblocks that stalled their efforts.
Episode 3: The Assistants
Debut date: MONDAY, JULY 19 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
A former assistant at Weinstein’s company, Rowena Chiu, speaks out about her experiences with Weinstein’s predation, the difficult choices she and fellow assistant Zelda Perkins made to try to hold him accountable, and her decision to remain silent for decades.
Episode 4: The Producer
Debut date: MONDAY, JULY 19 (9:30-10:00 p.m. p.m. ET/PT)
Rich McHugh discusses producing the story with Farrow at NBC News, interviewing Rose McGowan and numerous other sources on camera, and his dawning realization that the reporting was being shut down behind the scenes.
Episode 5: The Editors
Debut date: MONDAY, JULY 26 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
The New Yorker editors David Remnick and Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn, attorney Fabio Bertoni and Fact Checkers Tammy Kim and Fergus McIntosh discuss the arduous process of verifying the details of the story, while fending off legal threats from Weinstein’s camp.
Episode 6: The Spy
Debut date: MONDAY, JULY 26 (9:30-10:00 p.m. p.m. ET/PT)
Undercover spy Igor Ostrovsky talks about being hired to track and gather intelligence on Farrow, and the unexpected turn of events that prompted him to become Farrow’s source. The Citizen Lab’s John Scott-Railton also talks about the rise of private espionage and its consequences, as well as efforts to combat it.
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