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Discovery+ orders new installment of true crime series “Onision: In Real Life”

Non-fiction streamer Discovery+ has ordered a fourth episode of Onision: In Real Life set to further unravel the story behind controversial YouTuber Greg Jackson. The first three episodes of the true crime ...
January 25, 2021

Non-fiction streamer Discovery+ has ordered a fourth episode of Onision: In Real Life set to further unravel the story behind controversial YouTuber Greg Jackson.

The first three episodes of the true crime series delves into allegations of grooming and predatory behavior that have dogged Jackson since he first aired content in 2007.

The series uses interviews with Jackson’s family, law enforcement, his ex-fiancé and alleged victims as it seeks to expose the inherent dangers of an unregulated internet while also providing insight into how Jackson allegedly manipulated his fans.

The series was met with its own controversy when after the final episode dropped on Jan. 19. YouTube served notice to Jackson that his three channels on the platform would no longer be monetized, forcing the star to retire from YouTube.

For the fourth installment, one of his closest connections, a woman named Sarah, agreed to sit down for a one-on-one interview about her experience. The team behind the series, including executive producer Geno McDermott and showrunner Grace Miller, dig deeper into the disturbing allegations against Jackson, while also posing the question if other platforms will follow suit and cut the performer and influencer.

The fourth episode of Onision: In Real Life will stream on Discovery+ in spring 2021.

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