YouTube has placed an order for a docu-series on artificial intelligence produced by Team Downey partners (also spouses) Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey. RDJr. will host the eight-episode hour-long series, and it will debut exclusively on YouTube Red in 2019.
“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,” Susan Downey said.
Robert Downey Jr. will bring his genuine enthusiasm and curiosity for the subject to the screen, hosting and narrating the series and uncovering insights from researchers and leading experts who will share their unique perspectives. 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.
Head of Original Content at YouTube Susanne Daniels said:
“We are excited to be in business with the smart creative minds behind this innovative new series. There is so much to discover, and this series will take us on a fascinating journey as we explore the exciting developments in the world of A.I. and glimpse into the future.”
The series reportedly will feature some of the “brightest minds in science, philosophy, technology, engineering, medicine, futurism, entertainment and the arts to tell the dynamic story of A.I”.
The Untitled A.I. Series will be executive produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, through their production company, Team Downey, with Team Downey’s Emily Ford also serving as executive producer, and Evan Moore overseeing the project. Jenna Santoianni and Tom Lesinski of Sonar Entertainment will executive produce, Derik Murray and Paul Gertz of Network Entertainment are on board as producers.