Selena Gomez is producing a new Netflix documentary series titled Living Undocumented. The series will follow the lives of eight undocumented families living in the United States.
Netflix and Selena Gomez are teaming up to produce a new documentary series titled Living Undocumented, according to Deadline. Living Undocumented premieres on Netflix on Oct. 2. Watch the trailer for the series below.
Deadline is reporting the docuseries is produced by Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman via Industrial Media’s the Intellectual Property Corporation banner along with executive producer Selena Gomez of Wizards of Waverly Place. Holzman has created and/or produced a number of reality-based television series such as Undercover Boss, Project Runway and has even co-produced American Idol.
Netflix announced the new documentary series on their See What’s Next Twitter account, and they shared a teaser for the new series.
Check it out below!
The docuseries will put a face to the complex U.S. Immigration system humanizing the people the system is targeting, according to the report.
Gomez shared her thoughts on why it was important to make this show, via Deadline:
"“I chose to produce this series, Living Undocumented, because over the past few years, the word immigrant has seemingly become a negative word,” said Gomez. “My hope is that the series can shed light on what it’s like to live in this country as an undocumented immigrant firsthand, from the courageous people who have chosen to share their stories.”"
Immigration has been a major issue and affects everyone in some respect. This docuseries is must-watch on Netflix for a number of reasons, and I think it will provide perspective for those interested in learning more about immigration. With such stellar people working this project, Living Undocumented will be a sure success and a gem in Netflix’s arsenal of television series.
Saidman, who is producing the docuseries with Holzman, is a documentary filmmaker and television producer of award-winning non-fiction television series and documentary feature films including Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Mind Field, and Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies.
Along with Gomez, Mandy Teefey who is known for (Ant Bully and 13 Reasons Why), and Anna Chai (The Mind of a Chef and The Layover with Anthony Bourdain), with Sean O’Grady will also be executive producers. Saidman and Chai will be co-directing the series.
All eight episodes of the series will be available to stream on Oct. 2. Will you be watching?