Snapchat launches Snap Originals with serialized shows available for streaming now
Just five minutes of these Originals will be able to take users on a satisfying journey, with a captivating beginning, a juicy middle and a so-worth-it end!
Snapchat just did the coolest thing earlier today and announced the launch of Snap Originals and the debut of serialized Shows, including its first formal slate of exclusive scripted Shows and docu-series. These Snap Originals are already available to watch on the Discover page to Snapchatters globally too! Moving mobile TV forward with series from some of the industry’s biggest names, these originals will include Bunim/Murray Productions, The Duplass Brothers’ DBP Donut, and Brad Weston’s Makeready, as well as established film and television writers. The episodes are to be short, hyper-visual and fast-paced. Just five minutes will be able to take users on a satisfying journey, with a captivating beginning, a juicy middle and a so-worth-it end!
Snap is also introducing new features that will make it easier for viewers to discover, watch and interact with Originals and all Shows on Snapchat. Each show will have a dedicated profile page where Snapchatters can easily find all available episodes and seasons to watch at once. Along with that, Snap has created portal Lenses for several of our shows, enabling users to swipe up from an episode of the Show and literally walk into a scene and interact with the objects and characters to deepen their experience. They have also developed custom interactive Lenses, including reaction Lenses for some of the shows’ most riveting scenes that will enable and encourage Snapchatters to share the show experience with their friends. Check out some of the originals here.
Launching today, that is October 10, are the following originals:
'Endless Summer' (Bunim/Murray Productions)
Influencers Summer McKeen and Dylan Jordan try to balance love, friends, family, and fame in this intimate snapshot of their lives in Laguna Beach, California. Starring Summer McKeen and Dylan Jordan.
'Class of Lies' (Makeready)
Best friends slash college roommates Devon and Missy crack cold cases on their successful true-crime podcast… but can they solve the most important case of all when their best friend disappears without a trace? Scripted series are written by Tessa Leigh Williams (Riverdale) and starring Camille Ramsey (American Vandal) and Tatsumi Romano.
'Co-ed' (Duplass Brothers’ DBP Donut, Indigo Development, and Entertainment Arts)
Juggling classes, parties, and down-the-hall crushes, freshman roommates Ginny and Chris try their best to face whatever college throws at them, discovering who they are along the way. Scripted series starring Tara Lynne Barr ('Casual'), Lucy Barrett, Noah Galvin ('The Real O'Neals,' 'Dear Evan Hansen'), Clark Moore ('Love, Simon'), and Amy Landecker ('Transparent').
Launching this coming October 22, are:
'Vivian' (NBCU Digital Lab, The Intellectual Property Corporation in association with Wilhelmina)
Vivian is the youngest model scout at Wilhelmina, one of the most prestigious modeling agencies in the world. She takes us inside this exclusive world where she has the power to make wannabes’ dreams come true — but can she do that for her own? Docuseries featuring Vivian Benitez.
'The Dead Girls Detective Agency' (Indigo Development and Entertainment Arts, Insurrection and Keshet)
This darkly comedic supernatural soap follows Charlotte Feldman, a young woman who must work from beyond to figure out how and why she died, in order to avoid an eternity in purgatory. Based on the young adult novel by Susie Cox. Scripted series starring Gia Mantegna ('The Middle'); Aparna Brielle ('A.P. Bio'); Vanessa Marano ('Gilmore Girls'); Al Calderon ('Detachment').
Next on October 28, will arrive:
'V/H/S' (Indigo Development and Entertainment Arts and Studio71)
The next generation of the horror anthology series, bringing four new frightening experiences to the palm of your hand.