Have you ever heard your inner voice saying, I wish all those great stories from The New Yorker were in video form? Well, someone was listening to your inner voice (it’s crowded in there), because now they are.
“The New Yorker Presents” will debut on Amazon on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 with two new episodes each week. Way to go, New Yorker, for figuring out how to keep it fresh and viable. Episode one is already available to watch right here.
Produced by Oscar and Emmy winner Alex Gibney (the force behind “Sinatra: All or Nothing At All” and “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”), the pilot features a doc from Oscar winner Jonathan Demme based on Rachel Aviv’s article “A Very Valuable Reputation,” writer Ariel Levy interviewing artist Marina Abramovic, a sketch from Simon Rich and Alan Cumming, poetry read by Andrew Garfield (what?! yes!!), and cartoons by Emily Flake.
Based on content from The New Yorker, “The New Yorker Presents” combines documentaries, short scripted narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation and cartoons. As with the pilot, new episodes will bring the pages of the magazine to life, drawing upon the reporting, fiction, humor, poetry, and cartoons that distinguish The New Yorker.
The season will feature content from award-winning narrative directors and A-list talent from the worlds of film, television, art, and music, and will debut documentary films from America’s most acclaimed non-fiction filmmakers.
The series is produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions, and Executive Produced by David Remnick, Alex Gibney, Kahane Cooperman, Dave Snyder, Michael Klein, Dawn Ostroff, and Henry Finder. Take a look at the trailer.