Fans of The New Yorker won’t have to wait much longer. Amazon has announced the magazine’s new documentary series will premiere on February 16th.
Much like the magazine, the series will feature a wide variety of material that includes investigative pieces, profiles, comedy, and literature.
The series is executive produced by Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, Dave Snyder, and Dawn Ostroff.
Watch a trailer for the series and read the official announcement below:
The New Yorker Presents: America’s most award-winning magazine comes to life in this half hour docu-series pilot. The New Yorker Presents is a completely unique viewing experience that features Tony-Award winner Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and actor Brett Gelman (Go On) in a short film based on a story by Simon Rich (Saturday Night Live) and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Troy Miller (Arrested Development); a poem by Matthew Dickman; a documentary by Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) about biologist Tyrone Hayes based on a Rachel Aviv article; and an interview with famous performance artist, Marina Abramović, conducted by The New Yorker writer Ariel Levy. Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) is Executive Producer, joined by Dave Snyder (Death Row Stories) and Dawn Ostroff (The Fashion Fund). The pilot is co-produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions.”
What do you think? Do you read The New Yorker? Will you watch their new series?