Humans Of New York Is Getting A Facebook TV Series

If you’re not familiar with the photo-blog Humans Of New York, now would be a good time to start!   Facebook will be turning the popular blog into a docuseries.  Currently internet streaming seems to be a giving cable and satellite provides a run for their money.  We have top dogs like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon boasting out award winning shows.  Facebook can can now be added to the list of streaming companies.

The creator of HONY, Brandon Stanton expressed his gratitude about the upcoming show via Facebook,

“Early on I realized that video would add a deeper layer to Humans of New York. At the heart of all these posts are the conversations themselves. I’m often deeply moved by the people I meet. Or they make me laugh. Or they make me think. And I always do my best to recreate the experience through photos and words. But I always knew that video would provide the closest thing to ‘actually being there.’ So for the last four years, I’ve filmed 1200 interviews on the streets of New York. (With the help of an extremely talented cinematographer named Michael Crommett.) Instead of posting these videos one day at a time, I held onto them so that one day I could combine them into something special. My goal was not to make a television show based on Humans of New York. I wanted the television show to *be* Humans of New York. I think I came pretty close. And I think/hope you will love it. Humans of New York, the series, will premiere next week on Watch– Facebook’s new platform for shows.”

So far this isn’t the first show Facebook will be producing.  Earlier this year it was announced former NFL player LaVar Ball and his family are getting their own reality show.

Humans Of New York is set to premiere next week on the Watch On Facebook video platform.  Check out the trailer below!

Humans of New York Trailer

Early on I realized that video would add a deeper layer to Humans of New York. At the heart of all these posts are the conversations themselves. I’m often deeply moved by the people I meet. Or they make me laugh. Or they make me think. And I always do my best to recreate the experience through photos and words. But I always knew that video would provide the closest thing to ‘actually being there.’ So for the last four years, I’ve filmed 1200 interviews on the streets of New York. (With the help of an extremely talented cinematographer named Michael Crommett.) Instead of posting these videos one day at a time, I held onto them so that one day I could combine them into something special. My goal was not to make a television show based on Humans of New York. I wanted the television show to *be* Humans of New York. I think I came pretty close. And I think/hope you will love it. Humans of New York, the series, will premiere next week on Watch– Facebook's new platform for shows.

Posted by Humans of New York on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Parish Hodges
Parish Hodges
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