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Snap Unveils New Originals


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Snap has announced a raft of new original shows that will be available globally on the Snapchat Discover mobile video platform.

The newly unveiled shows are set to begin rolling out later this year and run the gamut from scripted dramas and comedies to docuseries, social commentary and more.

From New Form comes Two Sides, a scripted series about a young couple navigating a breakup; and Can’t Talk Now, a teen soap, for premiere in the summer. Dakota Pictures is making the comedy Commanders, about teenage outcasts who discover a computer code that can alter real life. Dead of Night hails from Bazelevs in association with Hooked, focusing on a teenage girl who must escape a quarantined city full of zombies. October Films is producing Compton Dreams, focused on three up-and-coming hip-hop artists. Denton’s Death Date is a new comedy from Insurrection Media. Indigo Development and Entertainment Arts and EMJAG Productions are behind Sneakerheads, a comedy about college freshmen in L.A.

Indigo Development is also working with Main Event Media on While Black, in which author, filmmaker, recording artist and educator MK Asante explores racially charged social issues through candid conversations. BuzzFeed is set to produce a new daily show about social-media-trending celebrity and pop-culture moments. Bunim/Murray Productions’s Stranded with Sam and Colby follows a pair of influencers filming from a haunted location.

Snap has also renewed Bunim/Murray’s Endless Summer, Deep Creek by Woodman Park Productions, and The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Indigo Development and Entertainment Arts, Insurrection Media and Keshet.

Snap original episodes are about five minutes long and feature six-second, non-skippable ads.











About Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on mdaswani@worldscreen.com.

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