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Roku Originals expands slate to include boot camp doc, Trevor Noah series

The Roku Channel is rolling out more content under its Roku Originals banner. The documentary Ten Weeks, premiering on Veterans Day Nov. 11), offers a rare look inside the U.S. Army’s ...
November 10, 2021

The Roku Channel is rolling out more content under its Roku Originals banner.

The documentary Ten Weeks, premiering on Veterans Day Nov. 11), offers a rare look inside the U.S. Army’s Basic Combat Training. Five army recruits will be taken through 10 weeks of boot camp at Fort Jackson, South Carolina in the film.

Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Mary Lisio, Chris Rowe, David Gale, Chase Millsap, Colonel Jack Jacobs and Val Nicholas serve as executive producers on the documentary, with Chris Rowe directing and Brandon Waite producing.

Meanwhile, Player vs Player with Trevor Noah will show the comedian and TV host playing popular video games against gamers and other celebrities, all while discussing their respective backgrounds and the game itself. Noah executive produced the series.

In addition to these projects, Roku also unveiled a sketch comedy series from comedian Bill Burr, Bill Burr Presents Immoral Compass.

“Roku Originals represent bold, fresh entertainment from Hollywood’s biggest names,” said Brian Tannenbaum, Roku’s head of alternative programming, in a news release. “We’re proud to continue collaborating with top talent and creatives to bring premium storytelling to audiences for free on The Roku Channel.”

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