Vertical Networks and Snap Inc. have greenlit production on two original series, Yes Theory and Without Limits, which are slated to air on Snapchat’s Discover platform this summer.
Yes Theory (pictured) is a series featuring four best friends from four different countries who travel the world looking for personal growth by challenging themselves. Each episode will feature a personal story from someone in the world defeating an everyday fear and achieving something they have been too afraid to try.
Ammar Kandil (Egypt), Derin Emre (Turkey), Thomas Brag (France) and Matt Dajer (U.S.) have spent the last two years travelling the world. They’ve crashed the Hollywood premiere of La La Land, borrowed billionaires’ swimming pools and have taken a Christmas card photo with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
In the U.S., Endemol Shine and its North American subsidiaries are acting as creative consultants on Yes Theory and working with Vertical Network to take the format to linear television.
Elsewhere, Without Limits is a new series following videographer 23-year-old Jeremiah Davis and his friends on journeys to capture footage from some of the world’s most thrilling and hard-to-reach-places.
Episodes will range from adventures in Northern Norway, where Davis teams up with photographer Olav Stubberud, to doing stunts off the waterfalls of the American Pacific Northwest, to racing on the streets of Dubai in a Lamborghini.
Vertical Networks is a mobile-first content studio and channel developer based in Venice Beach, CA. The studio’s Brother was the first original channel to launch on Snapchat Discover. Vertical Networks’ dating show Phone Swap currently airs on Snapchat.