This August sees two online giants team up for a new original series, Follow This.
The partnership between Netflix and Buzzfeed marks one of the streaming service’s first short-form series, as it increasingly looks to corner a space that has long been dominated by YouTube. Indeed, it joins The Comedy Lineup, which gives 15-minute sets to up-and-coming comedians, which releases its second part this month.
Follow This is a pop doc series covering culture, politics, and the weird corners of the internet. In episodes running for approximately 15 minutes, the show will shine a light on the journalists behind the headlines, following BuzzFeed News journalists as they explore a range of topics, with Episode 1 seeing Scaachi Koul talk about her reporting on the world of ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response).
BuzzFeed News is producing the series, with Jessica Harrop serving as showrunner. It premieres on Netflix on Friday 23rd August. Here’s the trailer:
Follow This is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
Follow This: Netflix and BuzzFeed team up for documentary series
26th April 2018
Netflix and BuzzFeed are teaming up for a new documentary series, Follow This.
The show marks a major step into new territory for the streaming giant, not just in terms of its partnership with another modern online brand, but also because it marks one of the service’s first short-form series, the kind viewers are more used to finding on YouTube or BBC Three. It follows Netflix’s other recently announced short-form series, which gives a platform to up-and-coming stand-up comedians.
In episodes running for approximately 15 minutes, Follow This will shine a light on the journalists behind the headlines. The show will follow BuzzFeed News journalists as they explore a range of topics, with Episode 1 seeing Scaachi Koul talk about her reporting on the world of ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response). BuzzFeed News is producing the series, with Jessica Harrop running the show, alongside executive producers Shani Hilton, Linzee Troubh and Cindy Vanegas-Gesuale. Netflix’s exec producers on the programme include Jason Spingarn-Koff, Kate Townsend and Lisa Nishimura.
“We’re thrilled that Netflix saw the drama in the work of our journalism and the stories we tell,” BuzzFeed News Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith tells THR. “And we’re so pleased to have brought what we’ve learned to Netflix’s unmatched audience.”
Follow This kicks off on Monday 9th July. Here’s the trailer:
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