And we have confirmation! Louis Theroux‘s new documentary Altered States will land on BBC Two, November 4. 

The last time the deeply revered documentary filmmaker gifted us a series was in 2016 with My Scientology Movie so fans are extremely excited for this new three-part series.

Per the BBC,  the series – which sees Theroux return to the United States – will approach some of “humanity’s oldest dilemmas”.

“I have always been interested in how people conduct the most intimate aspects of their lives.

“For this series we looked at the new ways Americans are approaching some of humanity’s oldest dilemmas: pregnant mums who feel unequipped to keep their babies and so pick new parents for them; the world of polyamory aka ‘ethical non-monogamy’; and people with debilitating conditions who opt to hasten their own deaths.”

In other words, we’ll listen to stories of adoption, polyamory, and euthanasia.

“All of these stories have something a touch utopian about them, involving a kind of idealism and forward thinking that brings new opportunities but also new risks. I have been given extraordinary levels of access to courageous people and families across the United States, many of them enduring unbelievable levels of stress and anguish, and it was a privilege to be allowed into their lives in this most personal way.”

Honestly, this already looks spectacular.


Altered States will premiere on BBC Two in the UK, November 4 – let’s hope SBS or someone decides to air it over here… otherwise… hmmm.

In the meantime, Theroux’s Dark States would be key bingeing material right about now.

Happy almost-Monday, everyone.

Image: BBC