[11/29/21 - 11:17 AM] Video: "Black Market" with Michael K. Williams Premieres Season 2 Trailer Offering an unflinching look into the lives of people operating in these illegal markets, host Michael K. Williams examines how these shadow economies have evolved since his journeys in the first season of the show.
[via press release from Vice]
"BLACK MARKET" WITH MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS PREMIERES SEASON 2 TRAILER
The revered actor's final documentary project returns to VICE TV on
January 10th @ 10 PM ET/PT
BROOKLYN, NY (November 29, 2021)-- Today, VICE TV announced that Black Market with
Michael K. Williams will premiere its second season on January 10th @ 10 PM ET/PT.
Black Market explores the complex underworld of illicit trades and unravels how these
criminal networks are reshaping our way of life. Offering an unflinching look into the lives of
people operating in these illegal markets, host Michael K. Williams examines how these
shadow economies have evolved since his journeys in the first season of the show.
The new season is an intimate portrait of the conditions from which black markets arise and
the cultural reasons behind why they persist. Williams will give audiences unprecedented
access into the new era of credit card scamming, how NYC's secret world of boosting and
flipping has reshaped mainstream fashion, black market body modifications and more.
Through Williams' uniquely raw and sincere approach to those he encounters, he ultimately
seeks redemption for the individuals looking to thrive in a system that has failed them.
"Black Market is a testament to Michael K. Williams' dedication to criminal justice reform and
social justice" said Jesse Angelo, President, Global News and Entertainment, VICE Media
Group. "Michael was a longtime friend of our VICE family and shared our belief in having all
voices be heard- especially those in marginalized communities. Michael's mission was to lift
those voices up and we are honored to share this collection of new episodes."
"While completing Black Market has been very difficult given the loss of Michael, it's also
been extremely rewarding to bring his vision for this season to the finish line" said Ben
Freedman, Dion Sapp, Matthew Horowitz, David Laven and Matt Goldman, Executive
Producers for Freedome Productions and Picture Farm. "Michael was a gifted storyteller,
who poured his heart and soul into his work both on and off screen. Black Market serves as
a bridge between them. Black Market was more than a TV show for Michael. It was a mirror
to a life he lived. An everyday struggle to transcend life's obstacles. That fight isn't always
pretty but his documentary storytelling is a testament to the brilliance of everyday people
making their way in a complicated world. We're incredibly proud to be able to share this work
A formal series announcement revealing further details about this upcoming season will be
released in January.
VICE TV is available via all major satellite and cable providers and the VICE TV app via iOS,
Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. For more information about VICE TV, go to
Black Market season two is produced by FREEDOME PRODUCTIONS & PICTURE FARM,
and co-produced by VICE World News. Executive producers for Freedome Productions &
Picture Farm are Michael K. Williams, Ben Freedman, Dion Sapp, Matthew Horowitz, David
Laven, and Matt Goldman. Executive producers for VICE World News are Jesse Angelo,
Kristen Burns, Subrata De, and Marsha Cooke. Executive producer for VICE TV is Falguni
Lakhani Adams. The series is distributed worldwide by VICE Distribution.
ABOUT VICE TV
VICE TV is the Emmy(R)-winning international television network from VICE Media Group. Since its
inception in 2016, the channel has ushered new audiences to cable with its compelling and
provocative programming. Boldly redefining news and current affairs, VICE TV produces hundreds of
hours of original content for over 150 million homes worldwide. Built around a mission to tell
courageous stories you won't see anywhere else, told by the people you won't hear from anywhere
else, VICE TV showcases the best in informative and entertaining original series, documentaries and
movies, and is the destination for content that challenges popular knowledge and opinion.
ABOUT VICE WORLD NEWS
Building off the success of VICE News in the U.S, VICE World News is VICE Media Group
international news network, producing hundreds of hours of television, digital and audio news
programming for a global audience. The premium documentaries, docu-series and original podcasts
will focus on the core issues that so define VICE's content: extremism, climate, drugs, privacy, politics,
inequality and race.
ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP
VICE Media Group is the world's largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994,
VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an
award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television
production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody
award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a
global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world. VICE Media Group's portfolio
includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women;
PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New
York, Paris and Berlin; and i-D, a global digital and quarterly magazine defining fashion and
ABOUT FREEDOME PRODUCTIONS
Founded by Michael Kenneth Williams. Freedom Productions mission is to create and produce
compelling and bold works of art that truthfully and compassionately reveal the complex layers of the
human condition. Our diverse storytelling explores a variety of themes and we invite audiences to
experience powerful journeys of inner strength and struggles.
ABOUT PICTURE FARM
For over 20 years, Picture Farm has explored storytelling in all its forms. Alongside filmmakers,
photographers, creative directors and artists, PF has developed and produced award-winning feature
films, branded content, and commercial campaigns on six continents. We have been proud to stand
shoulder to shoulder with Michael K Williams and his Freedome Productions, supporting his mandate
for the creation of meaningful, important and entertaining content, and we look forward to continuing
to support the MKW legacy in the work yet to be done.
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