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'Seven Deadly Sins' series by Morgan Spurlock announced by Showtime

CCN's Morgan Spurlock attends the CNN Worldwide All-Star 2014 Winter TCA Party at Langham Hotel on Jan. 10, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.
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"Seven Deadly Sins" is a new documentary series by Morgan Spurlock that premieres on Showtime on Thursday, June 19, 2014 (11 p.m.), according to a media announcement emailed by Showtime on March 26.

"Seven Deadly Sin" explores one sin in each of the seven episodes through the stylized lens of host and producer Morgan Spurlock. The Seven Deadly Sins are: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride.

Oscar-nominated executive producer Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") takes an in-depth look at the weird and darkly comic world of sin. "Seven Deadly Sins" is under Spurlock's Warrior Poets production banner ("Inside Man, One Direction: This is Us"), along with his producing partner Jeremy Chilnick.

"For years, I've wanted to do an Alfred Hitchcock Presents style show comprised completely of non-fiction stories,” said Spurlock, in the press announcement. “A series just as dark and twisted as anything fiction could imagine, and now I'm thrilled to have that dream come true with "Seven Deadly Sins." With Showtime as a partner, we're going to make this as depraved as any scripted program as we dive head first into Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy & Pride. You won't believe it until you see it ... and even then, you may not believe it."

The concept of Seven Deadly Sins has inspired artists, philosophers and theologians since ancient times. The sins cause corruption that hurt the sinner and the people surrounding the sinner, leading to overall destruction.

It will be interesting to see how Spurlock puts his modern day lens upon the ancient problem of sin and temptation.

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