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Morgan Spurlock: "Ultimately I Think It's Just Going to Be One Tube... Everything's Converging"

Posted: 08/17/11 12:57 PM ET

Oscar nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, best known for his documentaries Super Size Me and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, is launching his new original series A Day in the Life on Hulu Plus. He explained on the What's Trending Live show that although the series covers the vastly diverse lives of six celebrities, "the through-line of all of these people is dedication."

This week's #Influencer, documentarian Morgan Spurlock said his new show "A Day in the Life" is perfect for the online space because, "each episode is kind of it's own independent story." He partnered with Hulu for the show because they allowed him to make the show with "creative freedom," a phrase he later echoed when talking about the benefits of working in the online space.

Each 22-minute episode of the new series covers 24 hours in the life of a busy person of note. In the premiere episode, cameras follow business mogul, Sir Richard Branson. Morgan said, "I love Richard Branson's story because (he's) is such a big character." When asked if he will be featured heavily as a "character" in the series, as he is in his documentaries, Morgan smiled and said, "I'm not in one frame, so you're gonna love this show."

As the conversation turned to online creation, Spurlock made a "buffering" joke about how far video content has come on the web since his first online show, "I Bet You Will," back in 2000.

His thoughts on the future of media distribution? "Ultimately I think it's just going to be one tube. It just going to be one window. Everything's converging."

Check out A Day in the Life when it premieres August 17th, on Hulu.com.

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