June 7, 2018

Complex Networks Launches First We Feast's “Hot Ones” On Snapchat

Complex Networks Launches First We Feast's “Hot Ones” On Snapchat

New York, NY (June 7, 2018) Complex Networks is expanding its popular franchise series First We Feast's Hot Ones on Snapchat. The viral interview show, where celebrities test their taste buds eating increasingly hot wings, has been reimagined and produced as a 12-week series for Snapchat’s mobile-first audience. Incorporating exclusive elements into the interview, Hot Ones is an entertaining and unique experience for Snapchatters worldwide. Hot Ones launches today on Snapchat's Discover page with new episodes every Thursday at 11 a.m. ET. Previously aired episodes are available using Snapchat’s Search feature.

Hot Ones has built an incredibly loyal following because it turns the typical celebrity interview show on its head, giving fans unvarnished and often hilarious interactions as they eat spicy wings,” said Myles O’Connell, SVP Global Content Distribution for Complex Networks. “We’re thrilled to partner with Snapchat and create an experience specifically for their platform that will satisfy hardcore fans and those just discovering the show.”

Hot Ones, hosted by Sean Evans, lights the celebrity interview format on fire…literally. The biggest celebrities and personalities from Michael B. Jordan, Charlize Theron, Ty Burrell, Cara Delevingne, DJ Khaled, Ricky Gervais, Bryan Cranston, Wanda Sykes, Kevin Hart, Terry Crews, Gabrielle Union and many more have put their taste buds to the test. With over 100 episodes and 375 million views and counting, the series has built a global and loyal following. In 2016, Hot Ones introduced its first hot sauce, the Hot Ones Fiery Chipotle.  In 2017, the show added a second hot sauce The Last Dab into the Hot Ones line-up. The initial run of the sauce sold out in 90 seconds when it launched. This summer, Hot Ones is adding two more hot sauces to the show and available for sale - Los Calientes, and The Last Dab Reduxx, featuring Pepper X and Chocolate Pepper X peppers. Hot Ones is executive produced by First We Feast’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Schonberger. 

About Complex Networks

Complex Networks, formed from the acquisition of Complex Media Inc. through a joint venture by Verizon and Hearst, is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex Networks generates over 810 million video views a month across its digital channels – Complex, First We Feast, Rated Red, Pigeons and Planes, Sole Collector and more – and is a Top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube.

Complex Networks develops and distributes original programming for its channels and through output deals with distributors including Facebook, Fuse, Verizon, Snapchat, MSG and more. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food, reaching the coveted 18-24-year-old male audience. In November, the company successfully hosted its second ComplexCon in Long Beach, California, attracting 200 top brands and over 50,000 attendees to the two-day cultural festival.