Robert Downey Jr. to Host & Narrate New A.I. Series for YouTube Red in 2019
RDJ is in it = all we need to know.
Eight hour-long episodes will premiere in 2019 on the YouTube Red subscription service.
The series is being produced by both Downeys -- RDJ and producer Susan Downey. Susan shared a statement on the project:
"Robert and I share a curiosity for A.I., a complicated and often polarizing subject. Our aim is to explore A.I. through a lens of objectivity and accessibility, in a thoroughly bold, splashy, and entertaining way. We're thrilled to bring this project to life along with Network Entertainment, Sonar, and YouTube Red."
The YouTube Red A.I. series will, per Deadline's description, "feature researchers and leading experts in science, philosophy, technology, engineering, medicine, futurism, entertainment and the arts sharing their perspectives on A.I. The series will explore the impact of A.I. and how it is transforming the way we live and work — both now and in the future."
It sounds cool. It's interesting to see the Downeys dip their toes into the streaming world with this YouTube Red series. YouTube Red is relatively new to the game, but apparently it's most recent series, the "Karate Kid" offshoot "Cobra Kai," has been outperforming some major streaming competition. That's per the recent Parrot Analytics data quoted by Variety.
It's not like RDJ is a stranger to spotting major upcoming trends; Downey's "Iron Man" is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, launching the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking of the MCU, Downey currently stars in "Avengers: Infinity War," the biggest superhero movie of all time, and he'll return for "Avengers 4," which opens in theaters in May 2019. He also has "The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle" on tap for April 2019.
Spring 2019 will clearly be Downey fresh!
No word yet on the exact 2019 date for the new A.I. series, but stay tuned.
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