HBO announced two new seasons of its Sunday night news program which is modeled after the Axios website, called Axios on HBO.
Axios’ daily newsletter concentrates on politics, business, and technology. There is an emphasis on brevity, which producers Matthew O’Neill and Perri Peltz use as models for the TV show.
“We are a documentary news series,” Peltz said. “It allows us a glimpse into a story or a person that you wouldn’t traditionally have on a straight news broadcast.”
Additionally, Axios has produced various news-making interviews including with presidential son-in-law, Jared Kushner and business leaders Elon Musk and Tim Cook.
For the two new seasons, HBO will be running 12 episodes through 2020 and 2021 each year. The show wraps up its second season with four new episodes that begin on Oct. 20.
HBO turned to Axios for a news series after its deal for a daily news show produced by Vice was not renewed.