London-based prodco The Connected Set has been tapped to produce a shortform series, Face the Consequences, for BBC3 on the ramifications of reckless lifestyle choices that young people sometimes make.
Each episode of the 5 x 6-minute series tackles a different risky behavior. In one installment, three YouTube celebrities are confronted with the reality of their influence by seeing how “pain challenge” videos shared on their channels can lead to tragedy. Two episodes deal with alcohol: one with binge drinkers meeting people whose lives have been changed dramatically after booze-soaked nights out, and another where young people meet someone impacted by a high speed drunken car crash.
Other episodes focus on beauty habits like tanning beds and cosmetic surgery and their potential risks.
Face the Consequences will air in the summer and is executive produced by Jason Mitchell for The Connected Set. It was commissioned by Laura Marks for BBC3.
“Bringing these young people face to face with someone so seriously impacted required careful planning and handling, but ultimately every contributor came out of the process happy and many completely transformed by facing up to hard truths,” said Mitchell in a statement.