Viral internet documentary series Channel 5 is getting the HBO treatment

Andrew Callaghan interviews a source for an episode of the show on the People’s Convoy.
Andrew Callaghan is the host of Channel 5 videos. | Image: Channel 5

Internet documentary series Channel 5 has taken viewers to gross pick-up artist conventions, Miami Beach during spring break, and Ukraine shortly after Russia’s invasion of the country.

Now, it’s clear the popular show has gotten the attention of the film industry and executives at more established entities. HBO has acquired Channel 5’s dispatch from the January 6th insurrection, Variety reports, and A24 is producing the documentary. Andrew Callaghan, who’s fashioned himself as a gonzo journalist-type figure while hosting the Channel 5 videos, will serve as director and executive producer of the documentary, along with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric. The film will follow Callaghan’s “wild RV journey through America in the…

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Author: Mia Sato