At present, VICE TV launched the trailer for Black Market with Michael Ok. Williams and introduced that it’ll premiere its second season in January. Black Market explores the complicated underworld of illicit trades and unravels how these felony networks are reshaping our lifestyle. Providing an unflinching look into the lives of individuals working in these unlawful markets, host Michael Ok. Williams examines how these shadow economies have developed since his journeys within the first season of the present.
The brand new season is an intimate portrait of the circumstances from which black markets come up and the cultural causes behind why they persist. Williams will give audiences unprecedented entry into the brand new period of bank card scamming, how NYC’s secret world of boosting and flipping has reshaped mainstream style, black market physique modifications and extra. By means of Williams’ uniquely uncooked and honest method to these he encounters, he in the end seeks redemption for the people trying to thrive in a system that has failed them.
“Black Market is a testomony to Michael Ok. Williams’ dedication to felony justice reform and social justice” stated Jesse Angelo, President, World Information and Leisure, VICE Media Group. “Michael was a longtime pal of our VICE household and shared our perception in having all voices be heard- particularly these in marginalized communities. Michael’s mission was to elevate these voices up and we’re honored to share this assortment of recent episodes.”
“Whereas finishing Black Market has been very tough given the lack of Michael, it’s additionally been extraordinarily rewarding to carry his imaginative and prescient for this season to the end line” stated Ben Freedman, Dion Sapp, Matthew Horowitz, David Laven and Matt Goldman, Govt Producers for Freedome Productions and Image Farm. “Michael was a gifted storyteller, who poured his coronary heart and soul into his work each on and off display screen. Black Market serves as a bridge between them. Black Market was greater than a TV present for Michael. It was a mirror to a life he lived. An on a regular basis battle to transcend life’s obstacles. That combat isn’t all the time fairly however his documentary storytelling is a testomony to the brilliance of on a regular basis individuals making their manner in an advanced world. We’re extremely proud to have the ability to share this work with you.”
Talking of the primary season, Micael Ok. Williams admitted, “Black Market undoubtedly left an emotional void in me. I met so many shiny spirits and so many damaged individuals, so many individuals I want I had the sources to assist them on their quest. I struggled with that for an extended whereas after we wrapped that present. I had no clue of what this world was,” he stated. “I come from figuring out my traces and the right scene, and none of these instruments labored within the Black Market world. I needed to let go of all of that and be Mike. Mike will not be probably the most educated particular person on this planet. Once I let that go, that worry of trying ignorant on this world, I obtained to study.”
A proper sequence announcement revealing additional particulars about this upcoming season will probably be launched in January. Black Market with Michael Ok. Williams will premiere its second season on January 10 on VICE.