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Who's checked out the new YouTube Originals series, THEOUTSIDERS?

Who's checked out the new YouTube Originals series, THEOUTSIDERS?

Author: Wardah Sempa | Saturday 25th September 2021

Who's checked out the new YouTube Originals series, THEOUTSIDERS? Photograph

Who's checked out the new YouTube Originals series, THEOUTSIDERS?, created by the visionary filmmaker and photographer Simon Frederick (Black is the New Black, They've Gotta Have Us).


The 6 part series profiles a seminal cast of young black talent from around the world, shaping entertainment, technology, sport and culture as we know it. With a combined online social presence that reaches hundreds of millions of people, each cast member takes a seat on Frederick’s infamous “Griots Box” and paints a raw, unfiltered picture of succeeding while Black in today's society, through intimate and frank interviews. We witness Young Black Visionaries take the helm in telling their own stories and hear how they're turning the tables on the very same society that initially rejected them, fighting back against the status quo, and overcoming adversity to become the luminaries of our time.


Launching on 4th October 2021, the documentary includes a stellar UK line-up; Reni Eddo-Lodge, Mo Gilligan, Clara Amfo, Campbell Addy, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Vanessa Kingori, Jamal Edwards, Fenn O’Meally, Candice Brathwaite, Sophie Duker, Suli Breaks, Chidera Eggerue, Julie Adenuga, Alex Scott, MNEK, Munya Chawawa, Celeste, George the Poet, Eunice Olumide, Niko Omilana, Jeremy Lynch, Jordan Stephens, Dumi Oburota, Rachel Ama, Chanel Ambrose and Ncuti Gatwa.


As well as world-class named from across the pond; Marsai Martin, Masego, Miguel, Alicia Garza, Amanda Seales, Jidenna, Tinashe Kachingwe, Elladj Balde, Iddris Sandu, Isra Hirsi, Kailand Morris, Phillip Youmans, Shaun Ross, Taylor Richardson and Vernon Francois.

, created by the visionary filmmaker and photographer Simon Frederick (Black is the New Black, They've Gotta Have Us).


The 6 part series profiles a seminal cast of young black talent from around the world, shaping entertainment, technology, sport and culture as we know it. With a combined online social presence that reaches hundreds of millions of people, each cast member takes a seat on Frederick’s infamous “Griots Box” and paints a raw, unfiltered picture of succeeding while Black in today's society, through intimate and frank interviews. We witness Young Black Visionaries take the helm in telling their own stories and hear how they're turning the tables on the very same society that initially rejected them, fighting back against the status quo, and overcoming adversity to become the luminaries of our time.


Launching on 4th October 2021, the documentary includes a stellar UK line-up; Reni Eddo-Lodge, Mo Gilligan, Clara Amfo, Campbell Addy, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Vanessa Kingori, Jamal Edwards, Fenn O’Meally, Candice Brathwaite, Sophie Duker, Suli Breaks, Chidera Eggerue, Julie Adenuga, Alex Scott, MNEK, Munya Chawawa, Celeste, George the Poet, Eunice Olumide, Niko Omilana, Jeremy Lynch, Jordan Stephens, Dumi Oburota, Rachel Ama, Chanel Ambrose and Ncuti Gatwa.


As well as world-class named from across the pond; Marsai Martin, Masego, Miguel, Alicia Garza, Amanda Seales, Jidenna, Tinashe Kachingwe, Elladj Balde, Iddris Sandu, Isra Hirsi, Kailand Morris, Phillip Youmans, Shaun Ross, Taylor Richardson and Vernon Francois.