Hulu has announced some details about its partnership with VICE News launching a docuseries named ‘VICE Investigates.
The Disney-owned streaming service ordered 10 episodes of the upcoming docuseries that had been in the works for some time. It will show us many stories that are shaping today’s world all told in VICE’s particular style. The series will roll out on a monthly basis and will offer insights at hot-button topics such as the geopolitical and cultural division between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the human face of K-Pop world starts, and the daily experiences and struggles of intersex athletes.
Hulu will premiere the first three episodes of the show on November 1 and will release the following episodes on a monthly basis starting in December. We already have short descriptions of the first three episodes. The first will focus on the recent Amazon Fire, the second in Russia’s government war on hip-hop, and the third, called “A Middle East Divided,” will follow the cultural, political, and social divisions in the Middle East. The last episode seems to be the most promising, as Shane Smith, co-founder and former CEO of VICE, will interview Jared Kushner in it.
It’s not VICE’s first experience on TV. HBO canceled ‘Vice,’ a news magazine, at the end of 2018, and ‘Vice News Tonight,’ in Summer. Later, Showtime announced it would pick up ‘Vice,’ and ‘Vice News Tonight’ will return on Viceland. This means that the media company will have three real-life shows on three different networks.
‘Vice Investigates’ is executive produced by Beverly Chase and Subrata De, who also serves as showrunner. It joins a growing bunch of Hulu’s unscripted projects, including ‘The Weekly,’ ‘Minding The Gap,’ ‘Fyre Fraud,’ and ‘Ask Dr. Ruth.’
Enjoy the trailer below: