WATCH: Humans of New York is now a documentary series

The popular Facebook page Humans of New York (HONY), which features different people and their heartwarming back stories, has now become a documentary series.

HONY started as a project by photographer Brandon Stanton in 2010.

Now, it has become a series consisting of 12 half-hour episodes.

The teaser was released on Facebook and the documentary series is said to premiere “next week” on Facebook Watch.

On the teaser, Brandon said:

Early on I realized that video would add a deeper layer to Humans of New York. At the heart of all these posts are the conversations themselves. I’m often deeply moved by the people I meet. Or they make me laugh. Or they make me think. And I always do my best to recreate the experience through photos and words. But I always knew that video would provide the closest thing to ‘actually being there.’ So for the last four years, I’ve filmed 1200 interviews on the streets of New York. (With the help of an extremely talented cinematographer named Michael Crommett.) Instead of posting these videos one day at a time, I held onto them so that one day I could combine them into something special. My goal was not to make a television show based on Humans of New York. I wanted the television show to *be* Humans of New York. I think I came pretty close. And I think/hope you will love it. Humans of New York, the series, will premiere next week on Watch– Facebook’s new platform for shows.

The series took 1,200 interviews filmed over the last 4 years with cinematographer Michael Crommett, Brandon revealed.

Are you excited for the HONY documentary series?