AOL, will premiere CONNECTED, the first long form series for AOL Originals on March 31 st streaming at www.aol.com/connected. The show, adapted from the award winning Israeli docu-drama series from Koda Communications ("Mehubarim Plus"), will premiere four episodes today and then release four episodes every two weeks for a total of 20 episodes. Dermot McCormack of AOL Originals, Ram Landes and Ami Teer of Koda Communications as well as Morgan Spurlock of Warrior Poets serve as executive producers on the show. CONNECTED is an innovative docu-drama series capturing American life through the eyes of extraordinary New Yorkers, based on the critically acclaimed Israeli series that has become a break out hit in 22 countries around the world. CONNECTED features six personal stories, weaving together the people, lives and experiences that make up the fabric of New York City. Each character was given a camcorder to intimately document their own lives over the course of six months. The stories are filmed and told by the characters themselves, thus remaining organically grounded in their real life conflicts and dilemmas. By revealing their individual life stories and relationships, the characters create a larger narrative of who we are as a society and establish the reminder that we are all universally CONNECTED. AOL will release the following four episodes of CONNECTED on March 31 ST Episode 1: Title: Walking Up To The Pretty Girl Jonathan Bricklin, aspiring writer and owner of SPIN in New York, tries to come to grips with living in the shadow of his girlfriend, Susan Sarandon. Interior designer Nina Ferrer-Mannino struggles to get pregnant. And Derek Gaines, stand-up comedian and host of MTV's Broke A$$ Game Show, focuses exclusively on his comedy career, to the detriment of his love life. Episode 2: Title: Shoot Daggers Lori Levine, CEO & founder of Flying Television celebrity marketing, as she's found the man of her dreams, but he has four teenage kids. Derek catches a big career break. And radio & TV personality Rosie Noesi sees her world get turned upside down in a moment. Episode 3: Title: In a Split Second Married high tech executives Eli and Ido Bendet-Taicher are raising two children while struggling to overcome a personal tragedy. Jonathan learns that his father is having health problems. And Rosie tries to move forward, only to face another life-altering challenge. Episode 4:Title: Pick Your Battles Newly pregnant Nina and her husband deal with their life change in different ways. Derek moves out of his mom's house and takes advantage of being single. And Lori reflects on her childhood while debating having kids of her own.
Following the premiere today, 4 new episodes of Connected will be released every two weeks on Mondays:April 13: Episodes 5 - 8 April 27: Episodes 9 - 12 May 11: Episodes 13 - 16 May 25: Episodes 17 - 20 Sprint is the exclusive, premiere sponsor for Connected. For more information and news on Connected and other AOL Original series follow us @AolOriginals on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr . #IAMCONNECTED ABOUT AOL AOL (NYSE: AOL) is a media technology company with a mission to simplify the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. As the 4th largest online property in the U.S., with approximately 200 million monthly consumers of its premium brands, AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms. AOL's opportunity lies in shaping the future of the digitally connected world for decades to come. Follow @AolOriginals on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr for more upcoming news about Connected and other AOL Original Series. ABOUT KODA COMMUNICATIONS Koda Communications is one of Israel's most innovative production companies, recognized as a powerhouse of creativity and management, as well as an executive force of cutting-edge products for the television industry. Founded by Ram Landes in 2006, Koda has since accumulated high esteem and recognition as a one-stop-shop for content. ABOUT WARRIOR POETS Warrior Poets is a New York based production company founded in 2004 by Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Since its creation, he and producing partner Jeremy Chilnick have produced multiple award winning films and television programs. Films include One Direction: This Is Us, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope, Mansome, Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?, and Freakonomics. Television projects include the award-winning FX series 30 Days, the IDA award-winning CNN series Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man, Showtime's 7 Deadly Sins, ESPN's The Dotted Line, Emmy and Writer's Guild nominated The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3D on Ice!. Digital projects include Hulu's A Day in the Life, Yahoo's Mansome, Failure Club, and Losing It with John Stamos, and Sky Atlantic HD's Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia.