LOUIS THEROUX has encountered neo-Nazis, pedophiles and serial killers in his documentaries over the years and then goes on to take on some of the net’s most controversial content creators.
He returns to BBC2 later this year with a three-part series called Louis Theroux: Forbidden America, which will see him examine the impact of the internet and social media on American entertainment.
The filmmaker will travel the country meeting outrageous and bizarre people including a slew of pornstars, the next generation of far-right activists and rappers desperate for success through their actions online.
Louis said: “The world has undergone massive change, especially because of the effects of social media. Far-right groups that have found new influence through gaming and streaming services.
“Porn artists saw their power shift in their favor as they embraced creator-controlled apps and spoke out against suspected predators in the industry.
“And in the rap world, young men with big dreams are caught up in feuds and high-risk behavior in the click-driven world of social media.”
Louis admitted there were some skirmishes during filming that viewers might find “shocking and upsetting.”
He added: “These three documentaries were difficult to make. They required delicate access conversations.
2022 FOR THE CROWN
There is a long wait for fans of The Crown as the fifth series won’t launch on Netflix until November 5, 2022.
Imelda Staunton is taking over from Queen Elizabeth in the series, which is currently being filmed.
In a post announcing the release date, Imelda said, “I’m currently on the set of The Crown where we just started filming season five.
“I am delighted to be here inheriting the role of Queen Elizabeth from two exceptional actresses, most recently Olivia Colman and who could forget the actress behind the role, Claire Foy. I will do my best. to maintain their very high standards. “
Netflix has also released a trailer for Bridgerton’s second series and has announced that Lily Collins’ next series of Emily in Paris will arrive on the streaming service on December 22.
Elsewhere, Netflix has announced that it will release a three-part documentary about Kanye West called Jeen-Yuhs. The project was reportedly acquired for £ 22million and has been ongoing for 21 years.
A two-minute clip featuring Kanye rapping with Mos Def was released from the show ahead of its unveiling next year.
Britney’s fiancé’s woes
BRITNEY SPEARS fiance Sam Asghari admitted recent BBC and Hulu documentaries about the superstar left a “bad aftertaste”.
The actor said of an upcoming Netflix documentary, “Hope this one is respectful.”
STRICTLY FILLS WHITE
BLANKETY Blank will be returning to screens with lots of glitz and glamor after reserving 18 Strictly Stars to appear.
The series capitalizes on the popularity of the ballroom show by listing celebrity guests including host Tess Daly, judge Craig Revel Horwood, professional dancer Janette Manrara and current contestant Judi Love.
Former Strictly stars will also be on screen, including Alex Jones, Brian Conley, Chizzy Akudolu, Gloria Hunniford, Gregg Wallace, Judy Murray, Karim Zeroual and Louis Smith.
Some of the others who return to Saturday night TV without their glitter include Mark Wright, Melvin Odoom, Ore Oduba, Rachel Riley, Peter Andre and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
The show’s reboot on BBC1 will air Saturday at 9 p.m., right after the dance performance, and will be hosted by Bradley Walsh, more than 40 years after it first hit screens.
Over 50 famous faces will feature in the series with Jordan North, Scarlett Moffatt and Tamzin Outhwaite as well.
NO JOY DURING C4 DISEASES CONTINUE
TIM LOVEJOY had to apologize at Sunday brunch as Channel 4’s technical issues continued.
The entire channel was cut off on Saturday night, but the problems persisted, leaving viewers with blank screens on yesterday’s show.
Tim told viewers, “Things keep happening that shouldn’t be.”
Channel 4 then tweeted, “We continue to experience service interruptions due to technical issues. We are working hard to resume our normal services and appreciate your continued understanding and patience. “
The blackout also affected Channel 5, Film 4, More 4 and 4 Music on Saturday, causing audience figures to drop.