Amazon Prime Video to Launch KSI Documentary, Executive Produced by Louis Theroux
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A new 90-minute documentary featuring KSI and executive produced by BAFTA-winner Louis Theroux, will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2022 in over 240 countries and territories. Produced by Mindhouse, the film will follow KSI as he prepares for the biggest year of his career so far.
With over 35 million subscribers to his YouTube channels, and recognisable to fans across the world, KSI, aka Olajide Olatunji or 'JJ' for short, is one of the most influential online stars of his generation.
At just 28 years old, his videos have been watched more than eight billion times, having started out as a tenacious 13 year old, building a following online across gaming, boxing, music and raucous adventures with the Sidemen.
With the release of his #1 second album, preparation for his sold-out European tour and a headline show at The SSE Arena, Wembley, amongst many other significant moments, this year is the biggest in JJ's career. Through this intimate documentary we will take the audience inside the world of a global star as he transcends the online world he dominates to become one of this generations most talked about performing artists and prove to his critics he's here to stay.
With KSI offering unfettered access inside his life, this documentary aims to reveal a candid insight to an individual determined to win. Filming is underway.
Louis Theroux said, "It is a huge thrill to be working with JJ on this definitive documentary. He is a huge talent, a totally self-created phenomenon who has gone from bedroom bound nerd with a handful of subscribers to an online colossus with fans in the millions, purely through the power of his work ethic and his will to win. The documentary will be an opportunity to see another side of JJ, understanding how he got where he is, the world of a premium online content creator today, and a man who has made it his brand never to lose, as he takes on the music business."
KSI said, "I'm super excited for people to finally see what I mean by "hard work". People will get to see the behind the scenes of the key events in my life and show them how I do everything I do."
"The extraordinary rise of KSI is a fascinating story of our time" said Dan Grabiner, Head of UK Originals, Amazon Studios. "We're thrilled to be working with Louis and Mindhouse to join JJ behind-the-scenes of his make-or-break year. This is going to be an unprecedented insight into JJ's world; how he came to be where he is today, and what's next."
The director is Wes Pollitt (The Last Miners, Murder 24/7) the producer is Sophie Grant (The Last Miners, Superkids: Breaking Away from Care) and the executive producers are Louis Theroux (Altered States, My Scientology Movie, Shooting Joe Exotic) and Barnaby Coughlin (Inside Tatler, Sound of Musicals, First Dates). On production management, Donna Ferry is the production executive (This is Football, Stylish with Jena Lyons) and Hannah Ramsey is the line producer (The Met: Policing London, Louis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge).
The KSI documentary will join the thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalogue, including UK produced Amazon Original series such as Good Omens, Clarkson's Farm, The Grand Tour and All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, as well as forthcoming UK-produced Amazon Originals Series The Rig, The Devil's Hour, Mammals, All or Nothing: Arsenal, Jungle, Lovestruck High, Anansi Boys and The Power; hit movies like Coming 2 America, Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated movies One Night in Miami... and Sound of Metal; and critically-acclaimed global Amazon Original series including Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Boys, Homecoming and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, all available on Prime Video at no extra cost for Prime members. Prime Video also offers Prime members in the UK live coverage of Premier League football matches, Autumn Nations Cup international rugby union tournament, plus exclusive coverage of ATP Tour and US Open tennis.
Prime members will be able to watch the KSI documentary anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, games consoles, on Virgin's V6 TV Box, the Talk Talk TV set top box, Sky Q, Apple TV, Chromecast, BT TV or online at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in the UK and Ireland at no extra cost to a Prime membership for just £7.99 a month or £79 per year. New customers can find out more at amazon.co.uk/prime and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.
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September 16, 2021 5:00am ET by Prime Video