Is Growing Up Coming Out in September 2022?

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At the virtual Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Disney revealed the premiere date for Growing Up. This is a new unscripted series produced and created by Brie Larson and Culture House, which tackles some deeply personal stories of teens as they grow through life. This is what we know about the docu-series right now.

Growing Up Release Date

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Growing Up will be released on Disney+ on Thursday, September 8, 2022. You'll be able to stream all 10 episodes upon its release. It has a total runtime of 300 minutes.

Growing Up Story

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In a press release, Disney explained Growing Up series as:

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"The series uses narrative, experimental, and documentary filmmaking to follow one casted individual, ages 18-22, as they tell their story. They represent a wide range of lived experiences, giving audiences emotionally powerful narratives that offer an engaging look at teenage-hood and the diverse social, familial, and internal obstacles young people face on their path to self-discovery and acceptance. Each 30-minute episode features one young person, or 'hero,' and their experience growing up. Each episode is anchored by a deeply personal interview that allows our heroes to walk us through their childhood and teenage years. Alongside these interviews, creative cinematic reenactments help bring their major inflection points to life."

As mentioned, there will be a total of 10 episodes, each having a runtime of 30 minutes. Each episode also features a different director, with one of them directed by Brie Larson.

The other directors involved in this project include the following:

  • Yara Shahidi
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  • Sydney Freeland
  • Elegance Bratton
  • Ashley Eakin
  • Ekwa Msangi
  • Smriti Mundhra
  • Rudy Valdez
  • Bernardo Ruiz
  • Kishori Rajan and Nicole Galovski

You can learn more about this docu-series by watching the trailer here:

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