Documentarian / journalist / eternal bae Louis Theroux’s most powerful interview technique is remaining silent. Seriously, if you watch anything he’s ever done, you’ll notice the British hero hold back while his subjects say anything – anything – to fill those pained silences.
We reckon someone at The Independent just turned that trick against him, ’cause Theroux has dropped some absolutely plum details regarding his upcoming three-part documentary series for the BBC.
After it was reported Theroux would be dedicating his new work to the ascension of Donald Trump to President Donald Trump, Theroux has clarified the docos will be more about Trump’s America.
Opiate City sees Theroux entrench himself in an Appalachian community absolutely ravaged by opiate usage. You can probably expect him to traverse the same territory 2013’s Oxyana did. Read: don’t expect it to be too cheerful.
You might be waiting a while for Theroux to turn his attention to Trump specifically, but his assessment of America’s hardest-hit regions may be a more nuanced investigation of his rise, anyway.
The docos will hit BBC Two at some point later this year, and friends, we’re so, so eager to catch them.
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