Airdate: Unplanned America

2014-04-20_1346Next month SBS 2 launches new six-part travel series Unplanned America which follows three young Aussies as they hit the highways of USA to explore some of the country’s lesser seen subcultures.

‘Gonzo, Nick and Parv’ drive approximately 35,000km, cross more than 35 states on a shoestring budget. As the journey progressed, finances were stretched and they turned to crowd-funding website Pozible raising $9,000 to continue filming the series.

They immerse themselves in the worlds they stumble across, exploring the LA porn scene, rolling with Chicago’s up and coming underground rappers, and living with drifters in the Californian desert.

Whether going on night patrol with real life superheroes in Seattle to exploring the crumbling metropolis of Detroit, changing the ice on a cryogenically frozen corpse in a Colorado mountain hut or uncovering New York’s gay underground ballroom scene, travelling without a plan has never been so enlightening.

SBS Online will also feature an online video game adapted from the series, available at the SBS website in the coming weeks.

SBS Chief Digital Officer Marshall Heald said: “SBS Online has a strong track record of creating and commissioning unique, shareable, and engaging online content. I’m thrilled that we have been able to develop Unplanned America into a truly multiplatform experience that we know the core SBS 2 audience of 16-39 year olds will interact with. This game is classically retro, innovative and perfectly ties in to the sub-cultures explored in the series.”

Monday May 12, 9.30pm on SBS 2.


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