YouTube doubles down on telling real stories in 2021 with pick up of new and returning original, coming today
LOS ANGELES, CA, February 17, 2021 — YouTube Originals today announced new and returning original programming at the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) 2021 Winter Press Tour. The new slate showcases the global platform’s commitment to partnering with YouTube Creators, musicians, and artists to tell authentic and dynamic stories centered on music, personalities, learning and families.
Among the announcements: a new untitled project featuring GRAMMY(R) Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, New York Times best selling author and entrepreneur Alicia Keys; “Supreme Courts” starring rapper and basketball lover Quavo as he explores communities around the country through the lens of local streetball courts; new installments of “Bear Witness, Take Action,” which will continue the movement on racial justice to evoke change and protect Black lives; and “K-Pop Evolution,” a docuseries premiering March 31 revealing the past, present and future of the global music phenomenon that has become a $10 billion dollar industry.
“Black Renaissance” – Premieres February 26 – Watch the official trailer HERE
On February 26, YouTube Originals, in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, will premiere “Black Renaissance,” a new special from the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund celebrating the contributions of Black History makers who shaped the world with powerful performances, history breaks and inspirational calls-to-action from living legends about the Black creatives and artists who have fueled change. Featured talent includes President Obama, Michelle Obama, Jason Reynolds, Stacey Abrams, H.E.R., Anderson .Paak, Kelly Rowland, Bob the Drag Queen, Tobe Nwigwe, Nicole Byer and many more. The special is produced by Done+Dusted.
“Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” – Premieres March 23 – Watch the official trailer HERE featuring exclusive first listen to title song ‘Dancing with the Devil’
“Glad You Asked” Season 2 – Premieres March 30
“K-Pop Evolution” – Premieres March 31
‘Create Together’ Season 2 – Premieres April 22 – Watch the official announcement video HERE
‘Retro Tech’ Season 2 – Premieres in April