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- 05 Apr 22
The documentarian’s new series will air on BBC Two later this year.
Renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux will explore the life of UK rapper Stormzy as part of his new upcoming six-part BBC Two series.
Each episode of the series, which has a working title The Louis Theroux Interviews, will consist of an in-depth exploration of a different celebrity guest in order to reveal a "unique and intimate portrait of some of the world's most well-known personalities".
For the first episode, Theroux will follow South London grime legend Stormzy on tour and at home.
Michael Owuo Jr., known professionally as Stormzy, rose to fame when his song 'Shut Up' peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart in 2015. Since then, the 28-year-old rapper has won Album of the Year for Heavy is the Head at the 2018 Brit Awards, achieved his first UK number-one single with 'Vossi Bop', and headlined at the Glastonbury Festival 2019.
Stormzy recently revealed that his third album will be released later this year.
"I’m so excited to be embarking on this new series – something very different to the kind of TV I normally make,” says Louis Theroux.
"This will be a chance to meet and spend time with people I admire, getting to know them, having long-form and revealing conversations, with honesty, emotion, and humour. To be kicking off with the genius that is Stormzy is proper pinch-me stuff. I can’t wait to get going."
During his 25-year career of documentary-making, Theroux has hosted the series Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met…, and several BBC feature-length specials. He often provides segments that serve as a thorough examination of an offbeat cultural subject. His work has seen him interview Amazonian tribes, members of the Ku Klux Klan, and even pornstars.
The full list of guests for the series has yet to be released.
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