'Humans of New York' lands a Facebook video series

'Humans of New York' lands a Facebook video series

'Humans of New York' lands a Facebook video series

Speaking about the project, creator Brandon said: 'Early on I realized that video would add a deeper layer to Humans of NY.

Brandon Stanton came to NY in 2010 with a camera and the goal of photographing 10,000 people.

Brandon Stanton's project started out in 2010, and went on to become a viral sensation, amassing over 18 million page likes on Facebook alone.

And now, it's gonna be a TV show.

After releasing two bestselling books about the project, Stanton is now tackling the world of video by releasing a 12-episode docuseries through Facebook's new "Watch" video tab, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now, that special something has arrived, in the form of a video series which will premiere next week on Facebook's Watch platform.

"At the heart of all these posts are the conversations themselves", Stanton wrote. But I always knew that video would provide the closest thing to "actually being there"...

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'My goal was not to make a television show based on Humans of New York, ' Brandon explained. On Facebook alone, Humans of NY has more than 18 million followers.

For the new docuseries, Stanton will return to the streets of NY, where the blog began.

Stanton says he's gathered video footage from 1,200 interviews over the past four years with the help of a cinematographer in order to create the series.

The social media site announced Thursday that it will launch a documentary series based on the popular photo blog on its new platform, The Watch.

Humans of NY will also be executive produced by Julie Goldman, an Oscar nominee who's bankrolled documentaries like Life, Animated and Weiner. These include a competition series, Last State Standing, from American Ninja Warriors producer A. Smith and Co. and others.

Facebook is steadily rolling out its new Watch section for original shows on desktop and mobile.

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