[10/23/20 - 12:14 PM] YouTube Originals Continues the Story with "Justin Bieber: Next Chapter" Premiering October 30 The 30-minute special premieres Friday, October 30th at 12pm ET / 9am PT on Justin Bieber's Official YouTube Channel.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS CONTINUES THE STORY WITH "JUSTIN BIEBER: NEXT CHAPTER" PREMIERING OCTOBER 30
30-MINUTE SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY EVENT FEATURES AN INTIMATE LOOK AT BIEBER'S LIFE FOLLOWING RECORD-BREAKING DOCUSERIES "JUSTIN BIEBER: SEASONS"
LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 23, 2020 - Today YouTube Originals announced "Justin Bieber: Next Chapter" - a brand-new special documentary event following the hit 10-episode original documentary series, "Justin Bieber: Seasons," which chronicled the making of Justin Bieber's latest album, Changes. "Justin Bieber: Next Chapter" raises the curtains again, following Bieber as he begins his next chapter and giving fans an exclusive look at his life today - everything from quarantining to raw conversations about being an artist of his stature. The 30-minute special premieres Friday, October 30th at 12pm ET / 9am PT on Justin Bieber's Official YouTube Channel.
"Connecting with fans and bringing them into my life is really important to me. I'm excited to catch up with them and to share the progress I'm making, the new music I'm working on, and what I'm excited about for the future," said Justin Bieber.
While "Justin Bieber: Seasons" gave fans an all-access look into Justin's life after he had stepped away from the spotlight for two years, "Justin Bieber: Next Chapter" picks up where he left off and shows viewers what Justin's day-to-day life looks like now, post-album and during this unprecedented time of uncertainty. The special will follow Bieber and touch on a variety of meaningful topics as Justin looks back at his life with his friends and collaborators from the intimacy of his own home. Topics such as his incredibly personal song and music video "Lonely," his growth from a childhood star to a mentor for young emerging artists, and reflective thought on both his personal and professional life.
"Justin Bieber: Seasons" broke records as the biggest YouTube Originals debut to date with more than 32M views in its first seven days, and the series has hundreds of millions of views and counting. Bieber is the most-subscribed music artist on YouTube, appears in six videos with over one billion views and has over 19 billion views on his Official Artist Channel.
"Justin Bieber: Next Chapter" reunites Bieber with "Seasons" director, Michael D. Ratner, who will also executive produce through his OBB Pictures. The documentary is produced by Bieber Time Films, SB Projects and OBB Pictures. Justin Bieber will serve as an executive producer. Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye and Scott Manson will serve as executive producers for SB Projects and Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner and Kfir Goldberg will serve as executive producers for OBB Pictures.
Justin has recently released two brand new smash singles: "Holy," featuring Chance the Rapper, and "Lonely" with benny blanco. "Holy" reached #1 on the Spotify Global Chart, was streamed over 120 million times in its debut week, and broke his own single-day career best for YouTube views. "Holy" and "Lonely" are now both in the Top 10 globally. With over 55 million monthly Spotify listeners, Bieber is among the platforms most-listened-to artists globally. He has also recently surpassed an astounding 148 million Instagram followers. CHANGES, his fifth studio album, debuted at #1 on the U.S. album chart, netting over 1 million in first week global consumption. "Justin Bieber: Seasons," the 10-episode YouTube Originals documentary series shattered records as the most viewed premiere ever of a YouTube Original series in its first week. Bieber has now officially become the first artist to cross the threshold of 50 million YouTube subscribers, giving him far-and-away the #1 artist channel on YouTube.
Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted, YouTube Originals and Cara Casey, Development Lead, YouTube Originals oversee "Justin Bieber: Next Chapter" for the global platform.
About YouTube Originals:
YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood's biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform's growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.
About OBB Pictures:
Founded in 2016 by Michael D. Ratner, OBB Pictures is the TV, digital, and film arm of OBB Media. Ratner, alongside co-founder Scott Ratner and a team of talented storytellers, create scripted and unscripted projects for many distributors, with a portfolio of work spanning comedy, drama, sports, and music. OBB Pictures is currently in production on YouTube Original's upcoming Demi Lovato four-part documentary series and its most recent hits include Netflix's "Historical Roasts"; Kevin Hart's "Cold As Balls"; ESPN+'s "The Harder Way" and many others. The Emmy award winning full-service production company has its offices and post-production facilities headquartered in West Hollywood, California. OBB Media is also the parent company to OBB Sound, OBB Branded and OBB Cares.
About SB Projects:
Founded by Scooter Braun, SB Projects is a diversified entertainment and media company with ventures at the intersection of music, film, technology, brands, culture, and social good. In addition to managing a roster of some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, J Balvin, Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato, Ashley Graham and Tori Kelly, SB Projects has grown their film and television division to include a robust slate of projects including the FX Network's most watched comedy series "Dave," YouTube's record breaking docuseries "Justin Bieber: Seasons," CBS' "Scorpion," "The Giver," and "Never Say Never," which remains one of the highest grossing music documentaries in domestic box-office history. The company also has several projects in active development including "Anna K" for HBOMax, an untitled K-Pop film for 20th Century Studios, "A Taste of Power" and "The Undesirables" for Amazon Studios among many others. In addition, SB Projects recently signed a multi-year, first-look television deal with Amazon Studios to develop scripted and unscripted projects. Through his media and entertainment holding company Ithaca Holdings LLC., Braun also co-founded Mythos Studios with Marvel Studios' Founding Chairman David Maisel.
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