Vox Media is launching a new original video series, podcast, and digital platform titled, ‘Divided States of Women,’ which is expected to premiere later this month. The new franchise, hosted by award-winning reporter and executive producer Liz Plank, explores controversial issues that often affect woman in America. Prior to Vox, Plank was a senior correspondent at Mic and co-creator of Flip The Script, an award-winning weekly video series confronting social issues.
“Divided States of Women will shine a light on the voices that aren’t always heard, and will delve into big political questions that every woman in America has an opinion about,” said Plank in a press release.
The 24-episode Divided States of Women video series will be produced by Vox Entertainment, Vox Media’s Los Angeles-based development, production, and distribution division. The series will be available on the soon-to-launch Divided States of Women digital platform and across Watchable’s online platforms, including Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top box.
Amanda McCall, a writer and producer for several television shows (“Late Show with David Letterman,” “Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live!”), will serve as the series showrunner, and lead the all-female production staff and crew.
“Vox Media is known for creating world-class content that is innovative, recognizable and keeps audiences tuning in across a multitude of platforms and media-types, be that video, audio, or text,” said Marty Moe, President, Vox Media. “We’re incredibly excited to launch the Divided States of Women franchise: it embodies our deep commitment to creating the highest-quality programming and connecting with audiences wherever they are, and whether they are watching, reading, or listening.”
Plank and Vox Media’s head of audio Nishat Kurwa will serve as executive producer on the upcoming podcast, which will explore the debates that concern the modern American woman, discussing both current news topics and more pervasive issues. The podcast also serves as a platform for audiences to go deeper into the issues and topics presented in each Divided States of Women video episode.