Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes

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Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes
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GenreDocumentary
Based onThe Podcast
by Ronan Farrow
Directed by
  • Fenton Bailey
  • Randy Barbato
Music byDavid Benjamin Steinberg
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
  • Nancy Abraham
  • Lisa Heller
  • Ronan Farrow
Producers
  • Fenton Bailey
  • Randy Barbato
  • Francy Kachler
  • Mona Card
  • Unjin Lee
Cinematography
  • Jake Kerber
  • Huy Truong
Editors
  • Francy Kachler
  • Johanna Gavard
Running time23–29 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkHBO
Original releaseJuly 12 (2021-07-12) –
July 26, 2021 (2021-07-26)

Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes is an American documentary television miniseries, directed and produced by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. It follows Ronan Farrow, as he conducts interviews with whistleblowers, victims, private investigators and sources for his book Catch and Kill. It consists of 6-episodes and premiered on July 12, 2021, on HBO.[1]

Plot

The series follows Ronan Farrow as he conducts interviews with whistleblowers, victims, private investigators, and other sources for his book Catch and Kill in regard to the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse cases.

Episodes

No.Title [2]Directed by [2]Original air date [2]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"The Wire"Fenton Bailey
Randy Barbato
July 12, 2021 (2021-07-12)N/A
2"The Reporters"Fenton Bailey
Randy Barbato
July 12, 2021 (2021-07-12)N/A
3"The Assistants"Fenton Bailey
Randy Barbato
July 19, 2021 (2021-07-19)0.13[3]
4"The Producer"Fenton Bailey
Randy Barbato
July 19, 2021 (2021-07-19)0.18[3]
5"The Editors"Fenton Bailey
Randy Barbato
July 26, 2021 (2021-07-26)N/A
6"The Spy"Fenton Bailey
Randy Barbato
July 26, 2021 (2021-07-26)N/A

Production

In January 2018, Ronan Farrow signed a deal with HBO to produce and star in various documentary specials for the network.[4] HBO filmed Farrow and guests of his podcast Catch and Kill with the idea of turning it into a documentary series at some point.[5] Production on the series took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, with HBO reaching out to Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato about taking the filmed interviews and turning into a series.[6][7]

In June 2021, it was announced Farrow would star and executive produce the series, with Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato directing and producing under their World of Wonder banner.[8]

Reception

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 88% based on 16 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.72/10.[9] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 74 out of 100 based on 7 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[10]

References

  1. ^ "HBO to Debut Documentary Series "Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes". The Futon Critic. June 14, 2021. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "HBO To Debut Documentary Series CATCH AND KILL: THE PODCAST TAPES". WarnerMedia. June 14, 2021. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Berman, Marc (July 20, 2021). "Monday Ratings: The Bachelorette Leads ABC to More Victory". Programming Insider. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  4. ^ Halloway, Daniel (January 11, 2018). "Ronan Farrow Signs Deal With HBO". Variety. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Tangcay, Jazz (July 12, 2021). "'Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes' Filmmakers Show Never-Before-Seen Interviews With Weinstein Survivors and Whistleblowers". Variety. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  6. ^ Tangcay, Jazz (July 12, 2021). "'Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes' Takes Thriller Approach to Editing and Scoring the HBO Series". Variety. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  7. ^ Chung, Kylie (July 12, 2021). "HBO's "Catch and Kill" series shows how Weinstein is "a villain of the most extraordinary degree"". Salon. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (June 14, 2021). "HBO Greenlights 'Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes' Docuseries Based On Ronan Farrow's Interviews". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  10. ^ "Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes: Season 1". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved July 21, 2021.

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