Snapchat reveals new slate of made for mobile original content

The next batch of Snapchat Originals have been unveiled, including eight new programs and four more renewed for additional seasons.

The announcement:

Snapchat unveils its newest slate of Snap Originals

Snapchat has announced its newest slate of Snap Originals – premium, made-for-mobile shows developed exclusively for Snapchat by some of the world’s greatest storytellers. The platform now reaches an average of 203 million daily active users (or more 13-24 year-olds than either Facebook or Instagram) and over the past year has seen the daily time spent watching. Shows on Snapchat more than tripled.

Embracing premium, made-for-mobile content, the new line-up includes eight brand new Snap Originals and a further four Original series that have been renewed for additional seasons. These range from an unscripted show celebrating an inspirational plus-sized dance squad, to the rise and fall of hip hop phenom Tekashi 6ix9ine, and a show following transgender beauty influencer Nikita Dragun looking for love. The line-up also includes the second season of smash-hit Two Sides, produced by young Aussie filmmaker Hannah Lehmann.

New Snap Originals include:

· Tekashi69 VS The World (Complex; season 1) – This up-to-the-minute docuseries traces the rise and fall of controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, from his earliest days growing up in Brooklyn, through his chart-topping career and star-studded collaborations, to his trouble with the FBI and eventual incarceration. Docuseries launches Fall 2019.

· Nikita Unfiltered (Sirens Media) – This up close and personal docuseries follows transgender beauty mogul Nikita Dragun as she reveals a vulnerable new side to herself that her millions of fans haven’t yet seen as she starts to date as a woman for the first time. Docuseries premieres Winter 2020.

· The Honeybeez (Leftfield Pictures) – The Honeybeez, Alabama State’s plus-size dance squad, is here to prove that dance is for everyone. These young, inspiring HBCU dancers let the haters be their motivators as they showcase their remarkable talents on the biggest collegiate stages. Docuseries premieres December 2019.

· Driven (Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company) – This entourage of young entrepreneurs at PTG365 deliver flashy, custom cars to their high roller clients using nothing but their phones and a whole lot of hustle. The high end, exotic car industry will never be the same. Docuseries premieres Winter 2020.

· Mind Yourself (Barcroft Studios) – In this anthology series, each episode paints an honest and intimate portrait of a young person suffering or recovering from a mental health issue. From OCD and body dysmorphia through depression and PTSD, the series gives a human face – and hope – to young people facing similar issues. Unscripted series premieres Winter 2020.

· Everything’s Fine (Powderkeg) – Gemma is a college junior with big plans to kill it in the music industry while coping with a brand new bipolar diagnosis. Everything’s Fine is a comedy with an unflinching point of view on what it takes to manage a mental health condition (sometimes well, sometimes disastrously) while striving to be an overachiever. Scripted series premieres Spring 2020; working title.

· Players (Loud Labs Media and One Push) – Nash Brooks, son of famed NBA player Oscar Brooks and a rising star himself, relocates from Indiana to LA when his Dad is traded. No longer a big fish in a small pond, he has to prove his worth at a fancy west LA private school where he’s not even guaranteed a starting spot on the basketball team. Scripted series premieres Fall 2019.

· Save Me (Loud Labs Media and One Push) – When his online classmate and crush goes missing, isolated homeschooler Jason takes it upon himself to find and save her. But when his search leads him to an off-the-grid “conscious community” that promotes human connection over digital devices, Jason’s character is tested in real life. Scripted series premieres Winter 2020.

In addition, Snap announced today it will be renewing the following serialised Snap Originals:

· Bringing Up Bhabie (season 2 returns US Winter 2020)

· Two Sides (season 2 returns US Spring 2020)

· Kappa Crypto (season 2 returns US Spring 2020)

· The Dead Girls Detective Agency (season 4 returns US Fall 2019)

Source: Snapchat media release


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