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HBO acquires Andrew Callaghan’s Channel 5 capitol riot doc

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25-year-old gonzo journalist Andrew Callaghan has inked his first major TV contract. HBO has acquired his Channel 5 documentary on the January 6, 2021 riot on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. — an event that led to multiple deaths, hundreds of injuries, and the breaching of Capitol Building.

The film’s format, title, and release date have yet to be announced. Callaghan will direct the doc and is listed as an executive producer alongside A24 and his previous collaborators Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

and other comedic and musical endeavors, together and separately). Variety published an exclusive report on the deal on Tuesday at noon Eastern Time, and Callaghan confirmed the news with an Instagram post shortly thereafter..

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