YouTube Originals are pleased to release the first trailer for their new series ‘The School of…’, the first UK-based original show to launch in 2019. The series, narrated by philosopher and author Alain de Botton, will launch with its first episode on 8 October 2019.
The series sees the hugely successful YouTube philosophy channel for Alain de Botton’s The School of Life collaborate with a group of the world’s most interesting and diverse YouTube creators to explore some of the greatest philosophical questions of our age.
In a series of stand alone films that includes titles like ‘Can We Stop Being Anxious About Being Anxious?‘, ‘Will The Next Picasso Be A Robot?’ and ‘What Is The Secret Of Happiness?’, the creators tackle the subjects in a relatable and impactful manner, encouraging their audiences to see each topic in a whole new light. Creators featured in season one include The Martinez Twins, Hannah Stocking, Luzu, Lady Leshurr and Adam Saleh.
Luke Hyams, the Head of YouTube Originals EMEA, has said:
“We see YouTube Originals as a way of investing in content we believe in, and we’re particularly excited to be partnering with Alain de Botton’s hugely successful philosophy channel on ‘The School Of…’. The series pairs some of YouTube’s most exciting creators our community know and love with some of today’s most challenging philosophical questions.”
Alain de Botton from The School of Life has said:
“YouTube has become the world’s classroom, offering some amazing lessons in pretty much everything anyone needs to know. At the School of Life, YouTube has changed everything we do, bringing us a global and diverse audience to the business of emotional education. We’re therefore so pleased to have teamed up with some of the world’s best YouTube creators to investigate the largest questions that deserve the largest audiences. The School of YouTube is a superficially playful, but in essence deeply serious attempt to mobilise mass engagement around the important themes. We’re honoured that the team at YouTube saw the potential and took the risk.”
Episodes in the series are:
Can We Stop Being Anxious About Being Anxious? | The School of The Martinez Twins
Should I Marry Someone I Don’t Love? | The School of Adam Saleh
Is Democracy Dangerous? | The School of Lady Leshurr
Will The Next Picasso Be A Robot? | The School of Luzu
What Is The Secret Of Happiness? | The School of Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
A Short Introduction To Philosophy | The School of AzzyLand