Snap today announced its slate of new Snap Originals, the company’s premium, made-for-mobile shows created exclusively for Snapchat’s audience. Snap’s new shows will begin airing this fall on Snapchat’s Discover page.
The new Snap Originals include a range of genres, including character-driven docuseries, unscripted shows, and serialized scripted dramas, thrillers, comedies and more. Snap is partnering with some of the industry’s next and best creators to continue to define mobile storytelling, including Paul Feig’s Powderkeg, Complex, Sirens Media, and Leftfield Pictures. In addition, musician Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) will serve as producer and music supervisor, bringing new music to the new scripted series “Everything’s Fine.
The new Snap Originals include:
- Tekashi69 VS The World – (Complex; season 1) – This up-to-the-minute docuseries traces the rise and fall of controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, from his earliest days growing up in Brooklyn, through his chart-topping career and star-studded collaborations, to his trouble with the FBI and eventual incarceration. Docuseries launches Fall 2019.
— Each season of Snap’s new franchise “VS The World” will explore the life and journey of some of the biggest names in hip hop, sports, and entertainment culture, with exclusive footage, commentary, and a totally original perspective.
- Nikita Unfiltered – (Sirens Media) – This up close and personal docuseries follows transgender beauty mogul Nikita Dragun as she reveals a vulnerable new side to herself that her millions of fans haven’t yet seen as she starts to date as a woman for the first time. Docuseries premieres Winter 2020.
- The Honeybeez – (Leftfield Pictures) – The Honeybeez, Alabama State’s plus-size dance squad, is here to prove that dance is for everyone. These young, inspiring HBCU dancers let the haters be their motivators as they showcase their remarkable talents on the biggest collegiate stages. Docuseries premieres Winter 2020.
- Driven – (Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company) – This entourage of young entrepreneurs at PTG365 deliver flashy, custom cars to their high roller clients using nothing but their phones and a whole lot of hustle. The high end, exotic car industry will never be the same. Docuseries premieres Winter 2020.
- Mind Yourself – (Barcroft Studios) – In this anthology series, each episode paints an honest and intimate portrait of a young person suffering or recovering from a mental health issue. From OCD and body dysmorphia through depression and PTSD, the series gives a human face – and hope – to young people facing similar issues. Unscripted series premieres Winter 2020.
- Everything’s Fine – (Powderkeg) – Gemma is a college junior with big plans to kill it in the music industry while coping with a brand new bipolar diagnosis. Everything’s Fine is a comedy with an unflinching point of view on what it takes to manage a mental health condition (sometimes well, sometimes disastrously) while striving to be an overachiever. Scripted series premieres Spring 2020; working title.
- Players – (Loud Labs Media and One Push) – Nash Brooks, son of famed NBA player Oscar Brooks and a rising star himself, relocates from Indiana to LA when his Dad is traded. No longer a big fish in a small pond, he has to prove his worth at a fancy west LA private school where he’s not even guaranteed a starting spot on the basketball team. Scripted series premieres Fall 2019.
- Save Me – (Loud Labs Media and One Push) – When his online classmate and crush goes missing, isolated homeschooler Jason takes it upon himself to find and save her. But when his search leads him to an off-the-grid “conscious community” that promotes human connection over digital devices, Jason’s character is tested in real life. Scripted series premieres Winter 2020.
In addition, Snap announced today it will be renewing the following serialized Snap Originals: Bringing Up Bhabie (docuseries) by Invent TV, Two Sides (scripted drama) by New Form, and Kappa Crypto (scripted comedy) by Indigo Development and Entertainment Arts. Even more Snap Originals will continue to air on the Discover page, to the right of the camera, throughout the year.