YOUTUBE ORIGINALS AND VOX MEDIA STUDIOS ANNOUNCE PREMIERE DATE AND SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THE SECOND SEASON OF "RETRO TECH" STARRING MARQUES BROWNLEE
FEATURED GUESTS INCLUDE BILL GATES, NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON, MICHAEL IAN BLACK, CHRIS GETHARD, DULCÉ SLOAN AND YOUTUBE CREATORS GAMERANX, AUSTIN EVANS, VSAUCE2, SCHMOYOHO, AND MORE
"Retro Tech" Season Two Premieres April 13 on Marques Brownlee's Official YouTube Channel
Today, YouTube Originals announced the premiere date for season two of the Emmy-nominated series "Retro Tech" starring YouTube Creator Marques Brownlee (MKBHD,13.8M Subscribers). Season two of the episodic series from Vox Media Studios explores the technological promises of the past with special appearances by Bill Gates, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and many more. Retro Tech Week launches on April 13th. Episode one premieres on Marques Brownlee's official YouTube Channel, with new episodes dropping daily as part of a week-long channel takeover. YouTube Premium subscribers will be able to view an additional episode exclusively on April 13th.
Futurists predicted that the tech of today would surround us with flying cars, robot maids, and teleportation. While some of these predictions are still sci-fi, others like mobile video calls, virtual reality, and even A.I. and quantum computers are quickly becoming a part of daily life. In season two, Brownlee will unravel these retro tech promises to see just how close we've come in 2021 and the direction revolutionary tech is headed next.
In each episode Brownlee will be joined by prominent experts, celebrities and YouTube Creators who will provide their professional knowledge and comedic takes on a range of subjects from teleportation and robotics to hyperconnectivity and smart homes. The impressive line-up of featured guests includes innovator and philanthropist Bill Gates; astrophysicist, planetary scientist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson; actors and comedians Michael Ian Black, Wyatt Cenac, Negin Farsad, Chris Gethard, and Dulcé Sloan; YouTube Creators Jake Baldino (gameranx, 6.3M Subscribers), Kevin Lieber (Vsauce2, 4.3M Subscribers), Gali Russell (HyperChange, 152K Subscribers), Austin Evans (4.9M Subscribers), Michael Gregory (Schmoyoho, 3.3M Subscribers), and Sara Dietschy (762K Subscribers), among others.
"Retro Tech" is executive produced by Nick Budabin, Rachael Knudsen, Marty Moe and Chad Mumm for Vox Media Studios. Mark W. Olsen and Dana J. Olkkonen are co-executive producers for Vox Media Studios. The series is produced by Vox Media Studios and YouTube. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra, Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals, and Laurel Stier and Zoe Di Stefano, Development Executives for YouTube Originals, oversee the project for the global platform.
In the Emmy nominated first season, Marques examined a different nostalgic product - many of which he had never used - exploring the history, impact on society, and how each product defined pop culture and changed the world as we know it. Viewers can watch all episodes of season one here.
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 Vox Media Studios:
Vox Media Studios is one of the leading independent studios producing premium non-fiction and scripted programming for television, OTT, podcasts, films, and brand partners. Vox Media Studios is an Emmy-nominated full-service production studio that works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media's category-leading editorial networks - Curbed, The Cut, Eater, Grub Street, Intelligencer, New York Magazine, Polygon, Recode, SB Nation, The Strategist, The Verge, Vox, and Vulture - to extend the company's storytelling capabilities to the most relevant modern platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+, YouTube Originals, HBO, and CNN. Vox Media Studios is also home to the award-winning Vox Media Podcast Network and the Academy Award winning storytelling powerhouse, Epic.