IMDb TV Announces New Shows
Today at Amazon’s first-ever NewFronts presentation, IMDb TV announced three new Original unscripted series: Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, a five-part mini-series following the award-winning country music star; Bug Out, a unconventional true-crime docu-series from The Cinemart; and the first streaming original home design series from phenom interior designer Jeff Lewis. All three Originals will air exclusively in the U.S. on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.
Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary follows multi-platinum country music superstar and recent Academy of Country Music Awards “Entertainer of the Year” recipient, Luke Bryan, as he experiences the ups, downs, triumphs and tragedies along the road to unprecedented success. Through original home videos, interviews and incredibly personal footage, the five-part docuseries from director Michael Monaco is set to premiere this summer on IMDb TV. Luke Bryan and Kerri Edwards serve as executive producers in association with Endeavor Content.
The unexpected heist of $50,000 worth of rare live insects from a Philadelphia Bug Zoo becomes a whacky whodunit in Bug Out, a true-crime documentary series that opens a trap door into the creepy underworld of exotic bug smugglers and the federal agents who chase them. Colored by quirky characters and small-time crooks with an itch for invertebrates, Bug Out tells the tales of bug runners, dealers and collectors whose war stories and personal adventures will make you question everything and everyone involved in this bizarre crime. From The Cinemart, Bug Out is executive produced by Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason and Michael Gasparro, and directed by Ben Feldman.
Jeff Lewis will showcase unique home design, celebrity clientele and never-before-seen design innovation in his first original series for streaming television. In each episode Jeff is put to the test balancing high-maintenance celebrities and ambitious home design projects while juggling his staff and personal life, which are all a work in progress. The Untitled Jeff Lewis Project is executive produced by Jeff Lewis, Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan in association with Fly on the Wall Entertainment. Billy Taylor serves as the series showrunner.
High School is part of an overall deal for television between Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment. In addition to their work with IMDb TV, Plan B projects for Prime Video include the Amazon Original series The Underground Railroad from Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins, premiering May 13; the Amazon Original series Outer Range created by Brian Watkins; and Paper Girls, with Legendary Television, based on Brian K. Vaughan’s best-selling graphic novel.