Coronavirus quarantine is changing the way we eat, look, dress and think. Culture-wise, we’re reading books and watching films more than ever before. But it begs the question: when will new films and series be released if productions have shut down? Well, the creators of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ found the answer.
As part of their new series, which will be scripted, produced and directed remotely—aptly titled ‘Social Distance’—will explore the experience of lockdown and social distancing, with each episode focusing on a new story and characters.
The creative team behind Orange Is the New Black have created Social Distance, a new anthology series about the experience of living in social distance. The series will be scripted and shot with crews working remotely and talent will film themselves.
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“We’ve been inspired to create an anthology series that tells stories about the current moment we are living through – the unique, personal, deeply human stories that illustrate how we are living apart, together”, the creators stated on Twitter.
The series is executive produced by Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann, Hilary Weisman Graham, Diego Velasco, and Blake McCormick (Mad Men) and Velasco will act as the director.
The streaming service, which reported 16 million new subscribers in the first quarter of 2020, is likely to continue growing throughout the year. It seems like Coronavirus might not kill culture after all.