‘Future People’ Are Here

So, who’s your daddy? For 37 adolescents in a new Discovery+ documentary, the answer is Donor 5114.

Future People: The Family of Donor 5114, debuting this Saturday, April 10, was filmed over an eight-year period by director Michael Rothman. A group of kids discover they were conceived by the same sperm donor and set out to find other half-siblings – and then to find their father.

Discovery+ says that Future People, which was executive produced by Jason Mimoa, explores the complexities of alternative conception while defining a new realm of modern family.

The unusual extended family, which includes the mothers as well, was also featured in a 2019 New York Times Magazine cover story.

Discovery+ costs $4.99/month with commercials, or $6.99/month for an ad-free experience. Verizon customers with qualifying plans can get 12 months free.

For more information, visit discoveryplus.com.

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About Les Luchter

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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