First off, Fusion’s mini-series “Outpost” will get a second season on Discover starting April 22. The show, Fusion’s first to appear on Snapchat, reveals “hidden words” via a travel show/journalistic approach. Episodes look something like this:
Here’s some information on the five, new series, as described in Fusion’s blog post:
“Weird Threads”: Toronto-born fashion connoisseur Jonas Bell Pasht hosts an exploration that examines the history of clothes, from off-beat trends to popular fashion movements.
“Science Fiction/Science Fact”: This is a fun series that uses popular science fiction movies from the past to highlight how these works of art were more than just entertainment — they were straight-up prophetic.
“The Artisans”: Fusion scours the world to meet the people who are continuing with the traditions handed down by their families, looking to answer the question: What makes an artisan?
“Capitals”: We’ve heard it a million times: Vienna is the capital of Music. Paris is the capital of Fashion. Milan is the capital of Design. But, in modern times, do these titles stand? Fusion set out to answer this question by setting out on a journey through the architectural marvels of São Paulo, the music-filled capital city Addis Ababa, and the lively culinary scene in Cape Town.
“Off the Record”: What makes a song catchy? Most of the time, it’s a recognizable beat or riff. “Off the Record” is a music explainer series that cues you into the origins of where the hot samples from today’s biggest tracks come from.
Fusion joined Snapchat Discover (very) shortly after its launch on January 27, 2015. Other content on its Snapchat channel has included RedFoo’s music video “Juicy Wiggle” and its minute-long news clips, “News in a Snap.” Its Snapchat content comes in several languages, such as French, Spanish, and Portuguese (…in addition to English).