The new streaming service is available to subscribers to cable and digital platforms, but also as an OTT service for $5.99 a month for access to a library of classic and blockbuster films, live TV, and a growing catalogue of originals. For now, the app is only available on Apple TV, iOS, and Android, with Roku and Amazon Fire TV to be added later.
Epix is rolling out a slate of new original series, including a story show about Batman’s butler called Pennyworth; the Forest Whitaker-starring Godfather of Harlem; the biblical noir featuring Sir Ben Kingsley, Perpetual Grace, Ltd.; the Iggy Pop docu-series Punk; and a docu-series on famous filmmakers titled Elvis Goes There, featuring longtime critic Elvis Mitchell.
These new originals come in addition to returning seasons of Epix’s shows, such as Get Shorty, Berlin Station, and Deep State.
“Launching Epix Now and providing consumers nationwide with access to our premium original programming and blockbuster movies is an exciting moment for our company and solidifies our commitment to bring high-level storytelling to as many people as possible,” said Epix President Michael Wright.
“We look forward to welcoming new audiences to our network.”
Epix is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The channel’s programming consists of recent and older theatrically released motion pictures, original series, documentaries, and music and comedy specials.