VICE AND FACEBOOK ANNOUNCE THREE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES ON FACEBOOK WATCH
New original programming, featuring Amanda Knox and more, to premiere on Facebook Watch
December 13, 2017 (Brooklyn, NY) – VICE Media, the world’s leading global youth media brand, and Facebook today announced three original multiscreen series that will premiere on Facebook Watch, the new platform for shows on Facebook. The new series, The Scarlet Letter Reports, Breaking & Entertaining and The Hangover Show, are scheduled to premiere on Facebook in the coming months, and will air weekly.
The Scarlet Letter Reports, hosted by Amanda Knox, is a five episode unscripted series exploring the gendered nature of public shaming. Knox will sit down with Amber Rose, Daisy Coleman and more to discuss the deeply personal journey of being sexualized, scrutinized, and demonized by the media –– and how they’ve rebuilt their lives after their most personal details have been made public.
“While on trial for a murder I didn’t commit, my prosecutor painted me as a sex-crazed femme fatale with magical powers to control men,” said Amanda Knox, host of The Scarlet Letter Reports. “The tabloids loved that story. So did the public. So did the jury. I lost years of my life to prison because of two-dimensional and misogynist stereotypes. In The Scarlet Letter Reports, I’m hoping to re-humanize others who have been similarly shamed and vilified, and elevate the standard for how we think and talk about public women.”
Breaking & Entertaining is a five episode unscripted series in which a person nominates his or her household, unbeknownst to his or her roommate, to throw a VICE-furnished party that trashes the home. The next morning, a cleanup crew arrives, kicks out the roommate to get to work, and surprises the roommate upon return with a completely renovated, refurnished home. A combination roommate intervention, party chronicle and home renovation, Breaking & Entertaining will shock the participants and viewers.
The Hangover Show is a five episode unscripted series in which butcher and cook Cara Nicoletti invites her chef and comedian friends over after a big night out, then makes them her favorite hangover foods while also offering viewers tips on how to combat hangovers.
This mobile, digital and OTT partnership with Facebook is the latest in VICE’s ongoing effort to provide premium original content on whatever screen young people are watching. VICE’s effort to maximize viewership has resulted in recent partnerships that will bring its award-winning, multiplatform programming across lifestyle, culture, news, sports, food and more, to over 80 territories by Q1 2018.
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