Peabody Award-Winning and Emmy®-Nominated Documentary Series

To Return With Seven New Episodes This Fall

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LOS ANGELES – August 24, 2021 – SHOWTIME announced today that the Peabody Award-winner and two-time Emmy-nominated documentary series VICE will premiere RETURN OF THE TALIBAN: A VICE SPECIAL REPORT, a one-hour special on the current Taliban takeover in Afghanistan on Friday, September 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Acclaimed VICE correspondents Hind Hassan, Ben Soloman, Seb Walker and Isobel Yeung will report from the ground in Afghanistan and surrounding areas – including exclusive footage and interviews captured before and after the takeover – and provide a deeper look at the militant group that seized control of the country in 11 days, following the U.S. military withdrawal.

RETURN OF THE TALIBAN: A VICE SPECIAL REPORT, will be followed by the SHOWTIME Documentary Films premiere of DETAINEE 001, which unpacks the mysteries surrounding John Walker Lindh, the young American found on the battlefield in Afghanistan alongside the people who were supposed to be his enemy. Revealing how society views the “enemy from within” and the shifting allegiances during the war on terror, DETAINEE 001 will debut on SHOWTIME on Friday, September 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Later this fall, VICE will return to air the remaining seven episodes of its second season. The half-hour episodes relentlessly pursue untold stories of social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical stories from remote parts of the globe. The VICE reporting team includes a diverse group of award-winning journalists, including Hind Hassan, David Noriega, Alzo Slade, Ben Solomon, Paola Ramos, Gianna Toboni, Krishna Andavolu, Seb Walker and Isobel Yeung.

Produced by VICE News, Beverly Chase is the executive producer and showrunner for VICE. Craig Thomson is co-executive producer, and Subrata De is the senior executive producer for the series and EVP of VICE News. Jesse Angelo is President of Global News and Entertainment, VICE Media Group.

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