HBO has decided to indulge in “Vice” for a little while longer.
The premium cable outlet has renewed its news magazine series “Vice” for a third and fourth season, which will premiere in 2015 and 2016.
The series, which has so far tackled issues such as the the environmental destruction in Greenland triggered by climate change and rampant U.S. military waste and corruption in Afghanistan, began its second season March 14.
“The success of ‘Vice’ on HBO proves that people are hungry to be engaged in world events when the storytelling is not packaged into sound bites,” Michael Lombardo, president HBO Programming said. “VICE’s smart, honest, in-depth approach to news coverage is a perfect complement to HBO’s programming.”
Added Vice founder and series host Shane Smith, “We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to HBO for letting us do what we love for another two seasons, and for providing the best platform in television where the stories we work so hard on can live. ‘Vice’ on HBO has transformed our brand. It has forced us to get better, to try harder and now, with two new seasons, we will keep striving to be better still. We promise to report on the underreported, to tell the forgotten stories and to remain committed to uncovering the truth about our planet in peril. Here we come.”