Tel Aviv – AOL has commissioned its first long-form video series, Connected, for inclusion in the AOL On Network, AOL’s premium video platform. Connected, which captures the authentic voices of five individuals as they put their lives on camera, has seen tremendous success in international markets and will now be adapted for U.S. audiences by AOL. The show, created by Ram Landes and distributed by Armoza Formats, will debut later this year as part of the slate of new original series unveiled at AOL’s Digital Content NewFronts on April 29 in Brooklyn.

Connected joins a successful slate of fifteen original series that launched in 2013 and have collectively amassed nearly 150 million views to date. The show chronicles the lives of five seemingly disconnected New Yorkers as they explore the concept of family in New York City. As five parallel stories unfold and eventually come together in a cohesive storyline, viewers are reminded of the universal bond that family has on individuals and on society as a whole — regardless of social status, income, gender, marital status or sexual orientation.

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“With Connected, we are capturing and elevating the type of authentic content that has already resonated so deeply with our viewers,” said Ran Harnevo, President of AOL Video. “At AOL, we are committed to producing premium, engaging video content — and as a result, we are very intentional with the show themes and production styles we select. Our original content offerings are constantly evolving and long-form was the natural next step.”