Snapchat’s Originals

(Above: ‘The Dead Girls Detective Agency,’ debuting in two weeks)

Snapchat’s fall season is here!

Today, the app launches three original series: two scripted shows about college roommates, and a reality show about two teen social media influencers.

With vertically formatted episodes running about five minutes each, the titles are:

Class of Lies. A 12-episode drama, with Camille Ramsey and Tatsumi Romano playing female roommates who crack cold cases on their successful true-crime podcast. But can they solve a more urgent current case when their best friend disappears without a trace?

Co-ed. An eight-episode comedy, with co-ed freshman roommates facing “whatever college throws at them and discovering who they are along the way.”

Endless Summer. A 12-episode reality series, with girlfriend/boyfriend social media influencers Summer McKeen and Dylan Jordan trying “to balance love, friends, family, and fame.”

Snapchat users can find the three series via Snapchat’s Discover feature and at snaporiginals.snapchat.com.

On Monday, October 22, another two series will launch:

The Dead Girls Detective Agency. Based on Suzy Cox’s young adult novel, this eight-episode “darkly comedic supernatural soap” follows a young woman “who must work from beyond to figure out how and why she died, in order to avoid an eternity in purgatory.”

Vivian. An eight-episode reality show focusing on the youngest scout (pictured right) at the Wilhelmina modeling agency: “She has the power to make wannabes’ dreams come true,  but can she do that for her own?”

Then, on Sunday, October 28, comes V/H/S, which definitely doesn’t stand for VHS-quality video. Instead, “Video Horror Shorts” are touted as “the next generation of the horror anthology series, bringing four new frightening experiences to the palm of your hand.”

The Snap Originals page also includes Good Luck America, which has produced 32 episodes since its launch way back in January 2016. Its mission is to document “the people and places that really matter in American politics.”

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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