(LA & London, Wednesday 25th July, 2018) Today during the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour in Los Angeles, Fidji Simo (VP of Product for Video) and Ricky Van Veen (Head of Global Creative Strategy) at Facebook revealed that the Simon Fuller produced teen drama “SKAM Austin” has been renewed for a second season on Facebook Watch.
The show has gained considerable attention around the world with the first episode attaining over 14 million views to date and tens of thousands of fans gathering together in the show’s group pageon Facebook.
SKAM AUSTIN tells authentic stories from the lives of American teenagers and offers an unfiltered look at what teens deal with today with relationships that unfold across multiple social media platforms. Like the first season, the new content will roll out in real time from the scenes on Facebook Watch to the posts on the characters’ Instagram profiles. Executive producers are Julie Andem, Simon Fuller, Per Blankens, and Sarah Heyward.
Simon Fuller (XIX Entertainment) comments: “I’m delighted to be producing a second season of SKAM Austin with Facebook. This is a new way of story-telling in America, it’s intimate and immersive. The idea of a scripted show playing out in real time is difficult and complex to produce so we’re lucky to have the original Norwegian team helping shape it with such diligence and attention. Facebook Watch has been the perfect partner in developing SKAM Austin, it’s a platform that connects people, sparks conversation and fosters community. We’ve started to see significant teen engagement across America. The audience is seeking out SKAM Austin and so we’re optimistic about what we will achieve in the second season”.
Ricky Van Veen (Facebook Watch) adds: “SKAM is a shining example of what social video can be when there is a seamless integration of technology and content on Facebook. We’re thrilled to bring back this special show and continue to break new ground with SKAM’s incomparable format.”
Further information please contact:
BECK PR for Skam Austin: Kayla.Williams@beckmedia.com
XIX ENTERTAINMENT Julian@xixentertainment.com