Snapchat continues to grow at a terrific rate by branching out into various areas of interest, from entertainment to sports. But now the company behind Snapchat is looking to add to the options of original programming available online.
Snapchat is reportedly working with A+E Networks to create an unscripted drama titled “Second Chance.” The show will aim to bring “emotional exes face to face to explore the breaking point in their relationship for the first time. In this sincere setting, couples seeking closure will also discover heartfelt opportunities for reconciliation.”
The show is planned to run for eight weeks. While not quite in the same category of original programming produced for outlets like Netflix or Amazon or Hulu, it is interesting to see how Snapchat continues to experiment and see what they can do to add to the growing assortment of content found exclusively online. And with Instagram taking the idea of Snapchat Stories, causing a significant drop in Snapchat usage, it makes sense Snapchat would look for ways to fill the void.
Honestly, this sounds like a big old stinking pile of poop emoji, but perhaps there is a reason to believe it could take off.
The general consensus about this idea in the virtual Comeback Media newsroom was this is a terrible idea. Then again, I am not sure how many of us are exactly in tune with the Snapchat generation, so maybe some of us are not in the target demographic for the show. I’m still getting my feet wet with the network, but I am far from ready to sit down and watch a reality television series turn Snapchat users into celebrities.
Will you be snapping this show?