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At its annual Brandcast, YouTube has revealed its next slate of ad-supported originals.

will smith 7 may 2018In Will Smith: The Jump Off: The actor accepts a fan challenge to bungee jump from a helicopter—all to raise awareness for charity. In Jack Whitehall: Training Days, the comedian and actor Jack Whitehall trains with the world’s most elite soccer players. And Best Shot, executive-produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, is a documentary series that follows the Newark Central High School Blue Devils as they find community through basketball and receive mentorship from former NBA player Jay Williams.

A fourth show, Priyanka Chopra: If I Could Tell You Just One Thing, follows Chopra on a personal journey to meet the world’s most successful and inspirational people—each time asking them for advice they feel can change the world. From actors and politicians to religious leaders and environmentalists, Chopra will speak with the people who will go down in history as having challenged the status quo.

“We know YouTube is great at entertaining the world, but we see an opportunity to evolve and dig a little deeper,” said the online video platform's chief business officer, Robert Kyncl. “This year, we’re using the global reach of YouTube to shine a light on the human stories that inspire us, make us smarter and demonstrate the potential of what we can achieve.”

He also said that the seven programmes in YouTube’s first round of originals have totalled more than 700 million views. The video site is also bringing back at least three of them: Kevin Hart: What The Fit; The Super Slow Show; and a documentary show.