’Humans of New York: The Series’ drops first two episodes

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 30) — The "Humans of New York: The Series" has premiered on Tuesday, and the first two episdoes have instantly gone viral among netizens.

Much like the popular Humans of New York (HONY) Facebook posts, the first two episodes of the documentary series, titled "Everyday Matters" and "I'm Here" respectively, captured the lives of different people in New York as they tell their stories.


As of posting time, the two half-hour long videos have a total of about 2.3 million views.

According to the video's caption, the series was "filmed over four years [and] taken from 1,200 interviews."

HONY founder Brandon Stanton, a photographer and blogger, described on the Facebook page how the series started.

"We had quite a journey. We spent 400 days filming and learned the stories of over 1,000 people," he said.

He added Michael Crommett was the documentary's cinematographer.

"After the filming was complete, we rented a tiny office, put a pirate flag on the wall, and arranged our favorite stories into thirteen episodes. (With the help of a great team, of course.) This show is the conclusion of that long journey," Stanton added.

The original HONY page, which started on 2010, has over 18 million followers, while the new HONY: The Series page still has a lot to go with 128,000.