Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the wildly successful website-turned Facebook page-turned Best Selling Book "Humans of New York" surprised everyone today with a bombshell announcement. For the past 4 years, he's been quietly filming over 1,200 personal interviews with his portrait subjects, and he's turning those interviews into a HONY TV series starting next week.

The series was created in conjunction with cinematographer Michael Crommett, and the official announcement and trailer went live just 20 minutes ago on the Humans of New York Facebook Page.

"Early on I realized that video would add a deeper layer to Humans of New York. At the heart of all these posts are the conversations themselves," writes Stanton. "I’m often deeply moved by the people I meet. Or they make me laugh. Or they make me think. And I always do my best to recreate the experience through photos and words. But I always knew that video would provide the closest thing to ‘actually being there.’"

Inspired by this realization, he began filming interviews... many many interviews. But instead of posting them one day at a time as he has been doing with his photos, he held onto them in the hopes of creating something special down the line. Down the line has finally arrived.

"My goal was not to make a television show based on Humans of New York. I wanted the television show to *be* Humans of New York," explains Stanton. "I think I came pretty close. And I think/hope you will love it."

Watch the trailer for Humans of New York (The Series) at the top of this article, and then head over to the HONY Facebook Page for more info. The Series premiers next week on Facebook Watch.