The series will showcase intimate, candid and surprising conversations with strangers of NY

Facebook Watch Launches Docuseries: Humans Of New York

25 de agosto de 2017

The docuseries, Humans of New York, based on Photographer Brandon Stanton's popular blog, will debut on Facebook's new platform, Watch this week. The 12-episode series will feature interviews with the same diverse subjects often featured on the popular blog. The half-hour series will also be executive produced by Julie Goldman, Oscar-nominated Documentary Producer behind the films of Life, Animated, and Weiner.

Much like the blog, the Humans of New York Facebook series will showcase intimate, candid and often surprising conversations with strangers on the streets of New York City. Stanton began working on the project about four years ago and has, over 400 days of filming interviewing more than 1,200 people.

Goldman and her Motto Pictures production shingle teamed up with Stanton through mutual connections and was immediately struck by the material he had collected.

Stanton began Humans of New York in 2010 and has featured portraits and interviews of nearly 10,000 New Yorkers since then. The blog has also expanded into two New York Times best-selling books and a multi-platform social media presence. On Facebook alone, Humans of New York has more than 18 million followers.

Humans of New York is one of the handful shows that Facebook is funding for its new Watch video tab, announced earlier this month. Watch is currently rolling out 2 billion Facebook users and features a mix of short-form content — produced by Group Nine's Thrillist and The Dodo and Vox Media.