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“Humans of New York” docuseries heads to Facebook Watch

Humans of New York, the popular photoblog featuring street portraits and interviews with New Yorkers hailing from around the world, is headed to Facebook’s nascent digital network Watch. Much like the ...
August 25, 2017

Humans of New York, the popular photoblog featuring street portraits and interviews with New Yorkers hailing from around the world, is headed to Facebook’s nascent digital network Watch.

Much like the blog, the 12 x 30-minute docuseries from photographer Brandon Stanton will feature intimate and candid conversations with a diverse cast of New York-based subjects.

Oscar-nominated producer Julie Goldman, known for documentaries Weiner¬†and Life, Animated, will executive produce the series. Goldman’s Motto Pictures will produce the half-hour series.

Humans of New York will be available for streaming next week with episodes released weekly.

Launched in 2010 by Stanton, the intimate photoblog has gone on to feature portraits and interviews with approximately 10,000 New Yorkers, and has more than 18 million Facebook followers. The project has since expanded into two New York Times best-selling books.

Humans of New York joins Facebook Watch’s burgeoning slate of unscripted projects, an initiative that began its steady roll out to the global social networking platform’s two billion-plus users earlier this month.

Content already launched across the platform includes Bae or Bail from A&E, an unscripted series in which couples facing their fears see who sticks it out and who “bails”; Nat Geo’s mini-doc series We’re Wired That Way; competition series Last State Standing from A. Smith and Co.; and Nat Geo Wild’s Safari Live.

It will also feature Fan Theories from Vulture, with videos breaking down outlandish theories about plots from major shows; Pretty Unfiltered from PopSugar; Tiny Houses from Brit & Co; and How it Went Down from Billboard.

They join the previously announced Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe from Hudsun Media; an untitled series about Lonzo, Liangelo and LaMelo Ball, three basketball prodigy brothers; and a live game every Friday from Major League Baseball, among other projects.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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