Docs

Coming Soon: “Buying It Blind”, “Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle”

In this week’s roundup, we look at unscripted series and documentaries scheduled to debut on Sundance TV, Bravo Media, Logo and Netflix. Kinetic Content, a division of Red Arrow Studios, will ...
November 1, 2018

In this week’s roundup, we look at unscripted series and documentaries scheduled to debut on Sundance TV, Bravo Media, Logo and Netflix.

Kinetic Content, a division of Red Arrow Studios, will launch its home and design series Buying it Blind in the U.S. via NBCUniversal’s lifestyle network Bravo on Friday (Nov. 2) at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The series will follow six Atlanta-based couples as they hand their home-buying decision – and money – over to a trio of real estate experts who will purchase a property for each family, sight unseen. Following an initial reveal, the team will get to work on a series of renovations with custom design elements to transform the property into the couple’s dream home.

Elsewhere, digital streamer Netflix offers a different tune with when it debuts Westside globally on Nov. 9.

Produced by Love Productions, the verité-style docuseries will provide a personal glimpse into the journeys of nine young Los Angeles-based musicians as they follow their dreams. Episodes will provide insights into each artist’s creative process, personal lives and efforts to break into the industry, as well as behind-the-scenes access, and music videos showcasing their original songs.

AMC Networks-owned digital cable network Sundance TV, meanwhile, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre with a four-part docuseries later this month.

Directed by Shan Nicholson, Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle (pictured) paints a portrait of Jim Jones’ transformation from charismatic preacher and champion of civil rights into ego-maniacal demagogue who led the biggest mass suicide in American history, which claimed the lives of 909 individuals. The two-night special event is produced by Appian Way and Stephen David Entertainment, and premieres Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sundance TV.

Finally, Viacom’s LGBTQ-focused network Logo will present the television broadcast premiere of Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson’s feature-length documentary film TransMilitary on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The 93-minute doc, which took the 2018 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award, chronicles the lives of four American transgender troops defending their country’s freedom, while fighting for their own. It also addresses larger efforts to rescind the military ban on transgender service members serving openly.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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