YouTube Originals Renews 'Could You Survive The Movies?'

On the heels of its recent Daytime Emmy Awards win, YouTube Originals has renewed Could You Survive The Movies? for a second season, the network said Wednesday.

The series, which on July 26 received a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Educational or Information Series, explores the magic and science behind classic movies like Back to the Future, Jumanji, and Die Hard, said the streaming service. Could You Survive The Movies? is produced by AMPLE Entertainment.

 “We are honored that the Television Academy has recognized ‘Could You Survive The Movies?’ as a best in class series,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content for YouTube Originals. “Jake has brought this series to life through his passion for cinema and science, and I can’t wait for fans to see what he has in store for season 2.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.