Disney’s FX has announced a brand new two-part documentary called The New York Times Presents: “Sin Eater”, which is about infamous Hollywood P.I. Anthony Pellicano.
If you were famous and had a problem in the 1990s, Anthony Pellicano was the man you hired to make it go away. Hollywood’s dirtiest private investigator didn’t operate within the law to hide the sins of the rich and powerful. Pellicano’s victims accused him of harassing and intimidating them – in some cases ruining their lives forever. Ultimately, Pellicano went to prison for wiretapping and racketeering but now he’s out, and he’s talking. The Times obtained nearly the entire FBI case file, including audio recordings of Hollywood stars and powerbrokers that have never aired publicly. Using these tapes and confidential documents, “Sin Eater” investigates how the rich and powerful in Hollywood got an edge over the legal system and faced few consequences when Pellicano was exposed.
“Sin Eater” is produced and directed by John Pappas. Rachel Abrams and Liz Day of The Times are the reporters.
The New York Times Presents, a series of standalone documentary films powered by the unparalleled journalism and insight of journalists at The New York Times, is produced by The New York Times and Left/Right. Among the series’ acclaimed features are the Emmy winning documentary “Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson” and the Emmy-nominated films “Framing Britney Spears,” and “Controlling Britney Spears” and the NAACP Image Award winner “The Killing of Breonna Taylor.”
Executive Producers are Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, Liz Day, Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick, Stephanie Preiss and Esther Dere. Dere also serves as the Showrunner of The New York Times Presents. Rachel Abrams is Senior Producer.
The New York Times Presents is produced by the same team responsible for the FX and Hulu docuseries The Weekly, which won four News & Documentary Emmy Awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, and its reporting on how a predatory lending scheme had corrupted the taxi industry in New York and elsewhere was part of a body of work that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
With more than 1,700 journalists who have reported from over 160 countries since 2019, The Times publishes about 150 pieces of journalism each day, including exclusive reporting on topics ranging from politics to culture to climate to sports to business. The New York Times Presents will continue to tell those stories in a visual and unforgettable way.
FX’s The New York Times Presents “Sin Eater” -will be premiering on Friday 10th, March 2023, at 10 p.m. ET Simultaneously on FX and Hulu.