You a fan of non-celebrities taking selfies to document every “important moment” of their lives? You’re in luck. Fusion has ordered a new 10-episode series, My Selfie Life, which it describes as a “bold half-hour series where young Americans film themselves living through a life-changing moment as they journey towards adulthood and self-discovery.”
Fusion acknowledges “we all might live some of the same life events,” but, the network points out, “the way we experience them is as unique as our own fingerprints.”
Each episode will center on a “major experience” in one person’s life, Fusion promises, citing examples including tracking down lost love, beginning a sex change, “defeating” an eating disorder, dealing with mental illness, beginning an interfaith relationship. This way, their stories will be told “in the most authentic way” as in, “by people who know them by heart, captured in real time on their own devices, in their own words,” Fusion Chief Programming Officer Wade Beckett said in today’s announcement. The series, debuting in the fall, will provide a “compelling exploration of what it’s like to be young and living in the digital age,” he added.
My Selfie Life is adapted from a U.K. series of four shorts produced by Nerd TV and marks that company’s extension of its catalog of programming for the U.S. market for the first time. Nerd TV’s creative director John Farrar serves as the show’s executive producer. Selfie will be distributed worldwide by Red Arrow.
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