Ready your semi-ironic sideburns and irreverent approach to international journalism, because Vice magazine is now set to launch a weekly news magazine show on HBO. Vice founder Shane Smith will be the host, while Bill Maher, Shane Smith and Vice chief creative officer Eddy Moretti will executive produce and, in an interesting touch, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria is on board as a consultant.
HBO execs say the show, which will be titled "Vice," will be "like nothing else on TV," taking on the global stories the magazine has embraced in recent years. According to the announcement, some of the potential stories include ones on "Taliban child suicide bombers; North Korean slave labor camps; New York’s underground voodoo heroin clinics; Somalian pirates; and Satanic dentists in the Pacific Northwest."
Vice has been producing its own original video for years now -- check out a piece they did on the aforementioned North Korean labor camps below: