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The long-awaited Showtime series about the 2015 prison break at Clinton Correctional Facility has an air date and the official trailer was released on Monday.

The Ben Stiller produced eight-part series "Escape at Dannemora" will air at 10 p.m. Nov. 18. 

The series retells the real-life prison escape and ensuing manhunt for convicted killers Richard Matt, starring Benicio Del Toro, David Sweat, as Paul Dano, and dissects their relationship with seamstress Joyce Mitchell, starring Patricia Arquette, who aided the escape.

Matt was shot and killed in Franklin County; Sweat, also shot, was captured in Constable. Sweat is incarcerated and serving a life sentence at Wende Correctional Facility in Broome County, according to DOCCS inmate lookup.

While Mitchell was found guilty of her role and sentenced in September 2015 to between 2 1/3 and 7 years after admitting to charges of promoting prison contraband. She was also ordered to pay $80,000 in restitution for damage to the prison.

According to reports, she has been denied parole twice, the latest in September and is serving time at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County, according to DOCCS inmate lookup.

The series was filmed locally at Natural Stone Bridge & Caves in Chester and in downtown Chestertown at O.P. Fredericks in late September. 

According to Deadline Hollywood, the series will kick off MIPCOM film festival in Cannes, France on Oct. 15 giving a sneak peek.

The escape and manhunt spurred a sub-par Lifetime movie as well as a book written by New York Daily News reporter Chelsea Rose Marcius who spent more than 100 hours interviewing convicted murderer and prison escapee David Sweat on every aspect of the escape, manhunt and more.

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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and poststar.com. He can be reached at acolver@poststar.com.


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