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Debuting this spring, VICE is HBO‘s latest new series depicting the special interest stories that most mainstream news outlets would shy away from, including political assassinations in the Philippines and the training of six-year old suicide bombers in Afghanistan.
A television extension of the content that the company is already known for, VICE is a good match for HBO – a network known for its raw and controversial, but daring and skillfully-executed series.
According to VICE co-founder Shane Smith, “We are thrilled that VICE has found a home on HBO.” Later adding “HBO is perfect for us because it’s intelligent, independent and bold. We won’t have to dumb things down or put them in sound bites, and we won’t have to shy away from topics or modify our approach. On HBO, we will have all the freedom and creativity we need. HBO is the gold standard of TV, and we want to be the gold standard on HBO. Oh…and we get to swear.” Enjoy the trailer and get your HBO subscription ready if you don’t have one yet.