Facebook Watch has renewed Skam Austin for Season 2, to release in 2019.
Ricky Van Veen, Facebook global creative strategy EP, said of the renewal:
“SKAM is a shining example of what social video can be when there is a seamless integration of technology and content on Facebook. We’re thrilled to bring back this special show and continue to break new ground with SKAM’s incomparable format.”
Said EP Simon Fuller:
“I’m delighted to be producing a second season of SKAM Austin with Facebook. This is a new way of story-telling in America, it’s intimate and immersive. The idea of a scripted show playing out in real time is difficult and complex to produce so we’re lucky to have the original Norwegian team helping shape it with such diligence and attention.”
“Facebook Watch has been the perfect partner in developing SKAM Austin, it’s a platform that connects people, sparks conversation and fosters community. We’ve started to see significant teen engagement across America. The audience is seeking out SKAM Austin and so we’re optimistic about what we will achieve in the second season.”