Showtime Greenlights second season of VICE
On the heels of picking up an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special, Showtime has elected to greenlight a second season of the award-winning documentary series VICE, which originally ran for six seasons on fellow cabler HBO.
Delivering immersive reporting from the frontlines of global conflicts, civil uprisings and beyond, the team of journalists rapidly adapted this past season 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.
“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,” Vinnie Malhotra, Executive Vice President, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks Inc., said in a statement. “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.”
Known for delivering on-the-ground journalism and newsworthy explorations of our world today, each half-hour episode of the series pursues untold stories on the environment, social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical stories from all corners of the globe. The reporting team includes a diverse group of award-winning journalists, including Isobel Yeung, Gianna Toboni, Alzo Slade, Paola Ramos, Suroosh Alvi, Hind Hassan, David Noriega, Krishna Andavolu, Ben Anderson, Dexter Thomas and Seb Walker.
“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,” VICE executive producer Beverly Chase said in a statement. “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.”
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.