Epix picks up the BBC documentary My Life As a Rolling Stone, a four-part series that ties in with the band’s 60th anniversary, premiering on August 7.
Each episode presents viewers with a portrait of one of The Rolling Stones’ iconic members — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and the late Charlie Watts. The series explores the different aspects of each member’s personality, musical prowess, and cultural impact, individually and collectively.
The series initially aired on the BBC in March and features contributions from Chrissie Hynde, Slash, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, and Steven Tyler. From Universal Music’s Mercury Studios, Oliver Murray and Clare Tavernor direct My Life As a Rolling Stone, executive produced by Steve Condie of Mercury Studios.
The docuseries is the latest music documentary for Epix, following Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records, Laurel Canyon, and Punk.
“Compelling music docuseries have become a pillar of Epix’s slate of premium original programming, and My Life As a Rolling Stone is a perfect addition to that mix,” says Epix president Michael Wright. “This distinctive documentary captures the raw and organic energy that defines The Rolling Stones, and tells the gripping, epic story of their journey. I am excited for viewers to experience this legendary band as few ever have before.”
Alice Webb, CEO of Mercury Studios, adds, “Epix is the perfect US home for these dynamic-yet-highly-personal portraits of Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie.” She continues, “As they celebrate 60 years we couldn’t be prouder that Epix viewers will enjoy exclusive access to The Rolling Stones through these special shows.”
The Stones are on their second tour since Watts’ death at age 80 last August. The shows have seen several reschedules and one cancellation since Jagger tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, but things are back on track. The band has ten performance dates locked in through the end of July, including two significant shows in Hyde Park in London.