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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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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