Showtime has ordered a second season of its Emmy-nominated docuseries Vice. The renewal comes shortly after the series wrapped its first season on Showtime and received a 2020 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special, its first Emmy nom on the network.
“In the most challenging conditions imaginable, Vice serves as our collective conscience, delivering vital reporting from around the world, often at great risk to themselves,” said Vinnie Malhotra, EVP, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “We could not be more proud of the work the team has done, and we’ve marveled at their exceptional investigative and in-depth reporting. We anxiously await what Vice will tackle in the coming season.”
This past season, Vice journalists quickly adapted to cover stories of the COVID-19 pandemic and its rippling effect on local communities around the world, reporting from high-risk epicenters in New York, Italy, Brazil, Iran, Cambodia and more.
Each half-hour episode of Vice pursues untold stories on the environment, social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical stories from all corners of the globe. The Vice reporting team includes journalists Isobel Yeung, Gianna Toboni, Alzo Slade, Paola Ramos, Suroosh Alvi, Hind Hassan, David Noriega, Krishna Andavolu, Ben Anderson, Dexter Thomas and Seb Walker.
Produced by Vice News, Beverly Chase is the executive producer and showrunner for Vice. Craig Thomson is co-executive producer, and Subrata De is the senior executive producer for the series and Executive Vice President, Head of Programming and Development, Vice News. Jesse Angelo is President of Global News and Entertainment, Vice Media Group.
Vice previously aired for six seasons on HBO, earning 12 Emmy nominations and winning two.
“We’re hugely thankful to Showtime for their dedication to the pursuit of compelling international journalism in what continues to be an era-defining year for the world,” said Vice executive producer Chase. “Journalism is essential, and our team of award-winning reporters, producers, editors and DPs are thrilled to be back to deliver more impactful storytelling next season.”