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‘Humans of New York’ Will Have Its Own Facebook TV Show

Whether or not you know his name, Brandon Stanton has introduced you to hundreds of people around the world. Working as the creator and photographer of “Humans of New York,” Stanton has curated a Facebook page of New Yorkers sharing revelations or stories about their lives. Now with over 17 million likes, the page has also been immortalized in the form of a book written by Stanton. Just when I thought he had all his bases covered, Stanton has now announced that he will produce a HONY TV show for Facebook Watch, the site’s new television platform, HelloGiggles says.

“I’m often deeply moved by the people I meet,” Stanton said. “Or they made me laugh. Or they made me think. And I always do my best to recreate the experience through photos and words. But I always knew that video would provide the closest thing to ‘actually being there.’”

Stanton revealed that his cinematographer Michael Crommet has been filming the HONY interviews over the past four years. He purposely avoided sharing them beforehand because he knew he wanted to use them in a full video project.

“I’ve filmed 1200 interviews on the streets of New York,” Stanton said in his official Facebook announcement. “My goal was not to make a television show based on Humans of New York. I wanted the television to *be* Humans of New York. I think I came pretty close. And I think/hope you will love it.”

The series will premiere this week on Facebook Watch. You can check out the show’s trailer below. 

Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.
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