Two New U.K. Originals for Snapchat


Snapchat is set to debut two new U.K. original series starring celebrities, including Secret Superpowers with Tom Daley.

Daley made headlines at the Tokyo Olympics last year when he was seen knitting between diving events, which he said kept him calm and focused. In the new series, Daley will meet with other celebrities and athletes to uncover their rituals for de-stressing.

Secret Superpowers with Tom Daley is produced in collaboration with Little Dot Studios. It will debut in early 2023.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Snapchat and Little Dot Studios to create a Snap Original series alongside a few inspirational people I’ve met throughout my career,” Daley said. “I can’t wait for Snapchatters to go on this journey with me as I set out to learn fun, new hobbies from friends that, similar to my passion for knitting, have helped them tackle stress and stay calm under pressure. I’m excited to see what we’ll create!”

Snapchat’s slate also includes What the Aitch, produced in collaboration with Future Studios. The eight-episode series will see the titular British rapper and songwriter shake up his friends’ worlds and teach them how to be their best selves. It is slated to premiere later this year.

Aitch said, “I am really excited to work with Snapchat and Future Studios to have my own Snap Original. I’m a big fan of Snapchat, and I can’t wait to bring Snapchatters into my world this year!”

Amanda Krentzman, head of international originals at Snapchat, said, “Our new U.K. Snap Originals star two inspirational U.K. homegrown talents, Aitch and Tom Daley OBE. Each has a unique story that truly speaks to our values at Snapchat and aligns with our strategy of empowering talent to tell authentic stories on mobile. We’re thrilled to add these shows, alongside Anthony Joshua, to our U.K. lineup and the growing roster of U.K. Snap Originals that celebrate our U.K. community.”