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YouTube Reveals New & Returning Originals


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YouTube Originals has revealed its new and returning original programming slate, which showcases the platform’s commitment to partnering with YouTube creators, musicians and artists to tell authentic stories centered on music, personalities, learning and families.

Among the highlighted new programs is an untitled project featuring Alicia Keys; Supreme Courts, starring rapper and basketball lover Quavo as he explores communities around the country through the lens of local streetball courts; new installments of Bear Witness, Take Action, which will continue the movement on racial justice to evoke change and protect Black lives; and K-Pop Evolution, a docuseries premiering March 31 revealing the past, present and future of the global music phenomenon that has become a $10 billion industry.

YouTube also revealed a season-two greenlight of the Emmy Award-winning series Create Together, hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Additional highlights include Black Renaissance, a new special from the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund that celebrates the contributions of Black history makers who shaped the world. Featured talent includes President Obama, Michelle Obama, Jason Reynolds, Stacey Abrams, H.E.R., Anderson .Paak, Kelly Rowland, Bob the Drag Queen, Tobe Nwigwe, Nicole Byer and many more. The special is produced by Done+Dusted.

Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil is a powerful four-part docuseries exploring every aspect that led to Lovato’s nearly fatal overdose in 2018 and her awakenings in the aftermath. The series is directed and executive produced by Michael D. Ratner and produced by OBB Pictures and SB Projects.

There’s also the second seasons of Glad You Asked and Retro Tech. If I Could Tell You Just One Thing is a new four-part series out of the U.K. that features YouTube star Patricia Bright in conversation with some of the world’s most inspirational women about the stories and experiences that have shaped their own lives.








About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.

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