VICE is an upcoming news magazine series on HBO that will feature “startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.” The show is executive produced by Bill Maher, journalist Shane Smith and VICE’s chief creative officer Eddy Moretti and Fareed Zakaria of CNN will serve as its consultant. It premieres April 5, 2013 (trailer). Vice Media was recently featured in The New Yorker.
VICE smashes barriers of decorum to cover such stories as out-of-control political assassinations in the Philippines, the sumo/Mixed Martial Arts craze that has swept Senegal and the precarious nuclear stare-down in Kashmir. VICE’s fearless approach is like nothing else on television and will show some of the scariest, weirdest and most absurd customs and practices known to humanity.
…The show takes its name from the leading youth entertainment company operating in over 34 countries including vice.com; an international network of digital channels; a television production studio; a print magazine; a record label; an in-house creative services agency; and a book-publishing division.