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June 25, 2020 |

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YouTube renews originals, tracks Lovato

Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated looks at the singer’s struggle with mental illness

YouTube has renewed a number of its unscripted series and ordered a four-part docuseries following singer Demi Lovato.

The as-yet untitled Lovato project is a follow-up to 2017 YouTube original documentary Simply Complicated.

Directed by Michael D Ratner and produced by OBB Pictures, the series will see Lovato showing fans her personal and musical journey over the past three years.

The Google-owned platform has also renewed its originals Instant Influencer with James Charles, The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast, A Heist With Markiplier and Retro Tech.

Today it launches UHC: Ultimate Home Championship on Stephen Curry’s YouTube channel.

Described as a virtual competition special, it will feature YouTube creators, athletes and public figures competing in at-home events, from laundry hamper basketball to DIY high jump.

Raising funds for the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the special is executive produced by Curry, along with Unanimous Media and Portal A.

The previously announced Lockdown also premieres today.

Produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, the 10-episode scripted series for kids and families follows six friends as they work together to solve a mystery in their neighbourhood during social distancing.

Shot entirely via webcam and smartphone from the actors’ homes and neighbourhoods, Lockdown is among the first scripted live-action kids series to be fully developed and produced remotely.

Susanne Daniels is global head of original content for YouTube. Alex Piper serves as head of unscripted for YouTube originals, Nadine Zylstra is head of family entertainment and learning for YouTube originals and Ben Relles is head of innovation for YouTube originals.

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