Epix is rebranding to MGM+ in January. The streamer and premium cable network was initially jointly owned by Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate, but MGM eventually bought out the others in 2017. Earlier this year, Amazon completed an $8.5 billion purchase of MGM, adding more than 4,000 films, including the James Bond and Rocky franchises, and more than 17,000 hours of TV, including The Handmaid’s Tale, Shark Tank and Survivor, to its enterprise.
The new brand, MGM+, will debut on Jan. 15, 2023. The company said the branding aims to embody MGM while also pivoting the network towards the future.
In addition to rebranding, the newly-formed MGM+ also announced a slate of upcoming original content. Hotel Cocaine, from showrunner Chris Brancato of Narcos and Godfather of Harlem, will premiere next year, as well as Belgravia: The Next Chapter, a follow-up to the 2020 limited series.