All things considered with how media consumption has turned the corner upon the advent of millennials and “instant gratification”, it seems to go somewhat against the grain that someone like Louis Theroux resonates so much with the younger generation.

He was big in the late nineties and early noughties, but recently his career hit a huge renaissance that’s seen him become the voice of inquisitive millennials, trying to dig out the truth in a fairly scary world.

I suppose that’s a testament to the quality of his #content.

With that in mind, it’s an absolute delight to hear that the veteran documentary maker will be back on our screens, after he told The Sun that we can expect new shows before the end of the year.

Speaking at The National Lottery Awards, he said:

I’ve got a series coming up, it’s coming out in November. I can’t say much about it. But it’s a three-parter and it’s set in America. BBC 2.

Does like filming in America, doesn’t he?

It may come as a surprise, but it’s been two years since Theroux last made headlines, with My Scientology Movie in 2016. I honestly had it in my head that that was like eight months ago. Madness.

Theroux didn’t reveal what the subject of his new series would be, but since it’s in America, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was something about die-hard Trump supporters or those child camps.

It’s been 20 years since Theroux burst onto the scene with Channel 4’s Weird Weekends where he looked into the likes of porn, body building and UFO enthusiasts.

After that was When Louis Met… where he followed around celebrities, such as now-disgraced-and-dead Max Clifford, and also now-disgraced-and-dead Jimmy Saville.

He later did a follow up on the Jimmy Saville episode, after he died and the allegations came out, exploring how he missed the “obvious” signs.

When he was asked about who he would love to make a documentary about, Louis responded with:

Trump would be amazing.

I always used to say R Kelly, because there were allegations over sexual misconduct.

But I think BBC 3 might have done a documentary about some alleged sexual misdeeds so that horse might have bolted.

I follow the Weinstein allegations avidly and I think there is something really interesting with that, but I haven’t figured out how you would get into it.

Until November, BBC iPlayer have uploaded a whole smorgasbord of Theroux docs for you to gorge on, or conversely, I’d like to suggest the episode of Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre podcast in which Theroux is interviewed – you can find that on YouTube. It’s funny.

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