Emmy-winner Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s Baghdad ER and China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province) and Perri Peltz (HBO’s Warning: This Drug May Kill You and Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.) direct and produce the limited documentary series of news-oriented specials from new media company Axios. O’Neill and Peltz work with leading Axios journalists to highlight the week ahead in politics, business and technology – and the big topics shaping the future. Each edition of AXIOS features coverage of a timely big issue, followed by documentary shorts, illuminating interviews with major newsmakers and trustworthy insights delivered with Axios’ signature “Smart Brevity” in a succinct, shareable format.
Co-founded in 2016 by Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei and Roy Schwartz, Axios takes its name from the Greek word for “worthy.”
“The world needs new, smarter ways to better understand the dominant personalities and definitive trends changing politics, business, technology and our lives,” says Axios CEO Jim VandeHei. “We see this combination of HBO, Axios and award-winning storytellers as a powerful way of bringing clarity and meaning to the most consequential topics.”