Prime Video Sets Influenced Premiere


Prime Video’s new ten-episode, content creator-led talk show Influenced is set to bow on August 1.

From Candle Media’s Hello Sunshine and Amazon MGM Studios, the show’s 30-minute episodes will be co-hosted by popular social media personalities Achieng Agutu, Eyal Booker, Tefi Pessoa, Taryn Delanie Smith and Cyrus Veyssi. The program will explore food, fashion, home design, travel, beauty and entertainment, pop culture and more.

Influenced is executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, Sara Rea, Sue Kinkead and Elizabeth Sandorff for Hello Sunshine. Jill Van Lokeren serves as showrunner and executive producer.

“With our producing partner Hello Sunshine, we’re excited to refresh an enduring TV format,” said Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD originals unscripted and targeted programming for Amazon MGM Studios. “Blending what’s topical and relevant on social with what’s comforting and familiar about television, we can’t thank our partners, creators and guests enough for joining us in this joyful and enlightening experiment.”

Sara Rea, head of unscripted television at Hello Sunshine, commented: “Influenced is a blast! A show that perfectly combines the fun and relatable vibes of social media with the tips & takeaway of a 2024 version of a talk show. The hosts have so much chemistry—they will make you laugh, cry and want to curl up on the couch with them, all in the span of a fast-paced half hour. In fact, some of the guests never wanted to leave, which speaks to the absolute joy that they bring to the screen.”