Robert Downey Jr. To Topline A.I. Docuseries For YouTube


YouTube will explore the world of artificial intelligence in a new docuseries, from Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, Network Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment. The eight-episode hourlong series will premiere exclusively on YouTube Red in 2019.

Downey Jr. will host and narrate the Untitled A.I. Series, which will feature researchers and leading experts in science, philosophy, technology, engineering, medicine, futurism, entertainment and the arts sharing their perspectives on A.I. The series will explore the impact of A.I. and how it is transforming the way we live and work — both now and in the future.


The Downeys will executive produce with Team Downey’s Emily Ford. The production company’s Evan Moore will oversee the project. Sonar’s Jenna Santoianni and Tom Lesinski also will executive produce. Network Entertainment’s Derik Murray and Paul Gertz will produce the series.

“We are excited to be in business with the smart creative minds behind this innovative new series,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “There is so much to discover, and this series will take us on a fascinating journey as we explore the exciting developments in the world of A.I. and glimpse into the future.”

Susan Downey, Robert Downey Jr. REX/Shutterstock

“Robert and I share a curiosity for A.I., a complicated and often polarizing subject. Our aim is to explore A.I. through a lens of objectivity and accessibility, in a thoroughly bold, splashy, and entertaining way. We’re thrilled to bring this project to life along with Network Entertainment, Sonar, and YouTube Red,” said Susan Downey.

Downey is represented by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, L.L.P. Network Entertainment is repped by UTA.

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