ENCORE, owned by Starz Entertainment LLC, has announced the production of the network’s first original programming. The mini-series “Moby Dick” premiering August 1 at 8pm ET/PT stars William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, and Gillian Anderson. The show is a new take on the classic book by Herman Melville and will run for 3 hours on consecutive nights from August 1-2. Two other mini-series will air this fall on ENCORE. “The Take” is a four part series based on the crime thriller by Martina Cole. “Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis” is a feature documentary about comedian/producer/singer Jerry Lewis.