Facebook Watch is pivoting to unscripted content. The tech giant’s streaming service has just cancelled two of its most acclaimed series in a scaling back of its scripted titles in favor unscripted shows. The acclaimed Elizabeth Olsen-starring drama Sorry For Your Loss and the Jessica Biel series Limetown both got the axe.
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Facebook Watch keeps expanding their original programming as the streaming wars rage on, and next month brings a new series that could only have been created in the 21st century.
Limetown is a new mystery thriller starring Jessica Biel based on the popular podcast of the same name. Named one of the best podcasts of 2015 with over 10 million downloads, the series follows a journalist (Biel) with American Public Radio as she tries to figure out how 300 people disappeared with no explanation at a neuroscience research community in Tennessee. A new Limetown trailer begins to pull the thread of this mystery, and what we might not like what we find at the end of it. Read More »
It’s kind of wild that entertainment has reached a point where we’re getting a show based on a podcast that will be premiering on Facebook. But here we are with Limetown, a new series which tells a fictional story through the perspective of a radio journalist who investigates why 326 people have disappeared without a trace at a neuroscience research community in Tennessee. The podcast has been described a mix between the hit podcast Serial and The X-Files, and the Facebook Watch adaptation of it looks like it has the same vibe. Watch the Limetown trailer below to see for yourself. Read More »
As if Will Smith wasn’t already living the kind of life that you only dreamed of, now he’s going to rub your face in it with a new documentary series coming to Facebook Watch.
Will Smith’s Bucket List fins the international superstar traversing the globe to overcome obstacles, face fears and partake in activities that he surprisingly hasn’t done in all the years he’s been a major celebrity. Not only does Will Smith go skydiving, but apparently he learns how to dance, which he’s apparently not good at. Honestly, it looks like a lot of fun. Read More »
In a world of cutthroat beauty pageants, the woman with the ability to turn any girl into a winner is queen, and honey, you should see Catherine Zeta-Jones in a crown. Well, not a literal crown but a metaphorical one — the person who will be wearing the actual crown is Belle Shouse‘s Samantha Stone, a hapless beauty pageant contestant who begs’ Zeta-Jones’ ruthless pageant coach to transform her. But it won’t be so easy for the duo to reign supreme, as we find out in the first Queen America trailer.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 by Jamie Jirak
With each passing day, Facebook moves farther away from its long stint as the premiere social media platform. Millennials have taken to Instagram and Twitter while Gen Z-ers use Snapchat and apps most of us haven’t even heard of yet.
It’s no secret Facebook was throwing a Hail Mary when they announced the launch of Facebook Watch, the site’s very own video-on-demand service. No one took this move very seriously, if they even heard about it at all, but in a surprising turn of events, the folks at Facebook have actually made a show worth your time.
The first four episodes of Facebook Watch’s original show Sorry For Your Loss were released on Tuesday and it’s an undeniable game-changer. In a unique move, each episode is only thirty minutes. While this is rare for a drama, it allows the show to move at a digestible pace, keeping you from feeling overwhelmed by the intense subject matter. But that’s not the only reason to watch. Read More »
The era of Peak TV continues, and a new contender has officially entered the fray to vie for your time against Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu: Facebook Watch. The trailer for one of the social network’s first major original shows, Sorry For Your Loss, has now debuted online, and you can see stars Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Infinity War), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and Jovan Adepo (Overlord) in our first look at the new drama below.
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In case you haven’t heard, Facebook is trying to following in the footsteps of YouTube, Netflix and Hulu by creating their own original content for binge-watching, stream-hungry audiences to throw their gaze upon. The initiative is called Facebook Watch, and it was first focused on helping all creators and publishers find an audience, build a community of fans, and earn money for their work. But now it’s going to be a platform for Facebook to launch their own original programming, and the social media company has just ordered their first major project.
Elizabeth Olsen will be starring in a currently untitled half-hour dramedy series created and written by Kit Steinkellner (Amazon’s Z: The Beginning of Everything). The Avengers franchise star will also be producing the series with The Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt, who will be directing the pilot and several more episodes in the Elizabeth Olsen Facebook series. Read More »